Stiebel Eltron DHC 6-2 Review

Overview

Stiebel Eltron is a renowned and reliable manufacturer of top-quality, innovative and affordable tankless water heaters for commercial, domestic and industrial usage. The highlights of its heaters are the innovative contemporary designs and energy efficiency.  Stiebel Eltron DHC 6-2 is an Electric Tankless Water Heater that operates at 240V and provides adequate hot water (approx. 2.0 gallons per minute) without wasting or consuming too much power. It heats water in a consistent manner and since it is very sleek and compact, therefore, you can install it anywhere like above the sink. It is equipped with the best and top-quality components; the copper heating coil not only heats water quickly but also ensures long lasting performance and trouble-free maintenance. The unit’s flow switch controls the heating element and the manufacturer has provided another switch for resetting the heater. It has a Scaldguard thermostat that lets the device maintain safe water temperatures. It utilizes less energy but offers maximum flow rate therefore, it is highly feasible if you want to save money and electricity both. The product utilizes around 50% less power than regular storage type heaters.

The Pros & Cons of the Stiebel Eltron DHC 6-2

Pros

  • It heats water when you demand it and doesn’t store water
  • It utilizes approximately half the amount of energy that a conventional tanked heater would use because it doesn’t involve constant supply of gas or electricity for maintaining its water reserve temperature
  • It is much more safe and reliable option than tanked heaters because it is equipped with a built-in thermostat that can detect overheating incidence and will stop operating immediately

Cons

  • It cannot maintain high water temperature and this becomes very irritating when you need very hot water
  • The efficiency of this unit can be affected substantially if more than one water outlets are in use because the unit only offers limited amount of hot water

Installation and Specifications

DHC 62 is a point-of-use device and can be installed conveniently at a variety of areas like kitchens, bathrooms, restrooms, restaurants and even at schools, malls, gas stations and farm houses. Installation wise it is very simple and the unit comes with a thorough installation guide. However, we suggest that you hire licensed electricians and plumbers to ensure a job well done. You need to hardwire this product to a designated 30A circuit with 2 live wirings for getting the required 240V. The unit doesn’t come with any plug or electrical cord and you have to plan ahead before buying it and have a circuit available nearby where you need to install it. The unit requires 1/2inch NPT water connections.

Specifications

Assembled Depth4.125"
Assembled Height14.1875"
Assembled Width7.875"
Product Depth4.125"
Product Height14.1875"
Product Width7.875"
Water Connection Size1/2"
Amperage (amps)25
Electric Product TypePoint of Use
Finish FamilyWhite
Flow Rate @ 35 F Rise (gallons/min)1.17 gal (US)/min
Flow Rate @ 45 F Rise (gallons/min)0.91 gal
Fuel TypeElectric
Indoor/OutdoorIndoor
Maximum Temperature (F)130
Minimum Activation Rate (gpm)0.47
Minimum Temperature (F)82
Point-Of-UseYes
Product Weight (lb.)4.6 lb
Residential/Commercial/industrial UseResidential or comercial
ModelDHC 6-2
Voltage (volts)208/240
Water Connection LocationBottom
Water Heater FeaturesWall Mountable
Wattage (watts)6000

Common Problems

The most commonly faced problem with this model is if insufficient supply of hot water. The heater does not heat water according to the required temperature and water may remain lukewarm in cold weather. However, in warmer areas the product works fine. This means this heater is perfect for being used at southern regions. Moreover, for a small flat and a family of 2 to 3 people this unit is ideal but for medium to large families, this is not a feasible choice of heater.

Conclusion

Overall, the Stiebel Eltron DHC 6-2 is an excellent water heater, one without many flaws, and the great features it does possess outweigh the minor flaws in its operation.

You can buy the Stiebel Eltron DHC 6-2 on Amazon.

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