If you are tired of running out of hot water, or if you need to replace your 40 gallon electric tank model, you should consider purchasing the Bosch Powerstar AE125. This German engineered tankless electric water heater will provide you with an endless flow of hot water, along with a substantial reduction in your energy bills.
At a water temperature of approximately 104 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the ideal temperature for a shower, the AE125 will provide you with enough hot water to enjoy shower after shower without worrying about running out of hot water. What a blessing it would be if you had a house full of children or a group of guests overnight!
If you live in a warm or temperate climate, where the groundwater temperature is always above 55 degrees Fahrenheit, you will be able to run a main hot water faucet (shower, bathtub, dishwasher, washing machine, or kitchen sink) and a bathroom. sink at the same time.
Unlike its previous tank model, the Powerstar AE125 Tankless Electric Water Heater does not waste energy heating and reheating water while it is not in use. It only uses electricity when hot water is needed. As soon as you turn on the tap, the water heater’s flow sensor activates the powerful heating elements and the water heats up almost instantly to the set water temperature. When you close the tap, the heating stops.
The Powerstar AE125 is only 15.5 inches wide, 15.25 inches high, and 4.5 inches deep. By purchasing this small, wall-mounted electric tankless model, you will be able to utilize the space your old tank water heater now occupies.
Due to its small size, this unit provides versatility in its installation options. For example, you can mount it under a sink or in a cabinet near the water fixtures it will serve. With this type of installation you can avoid the cost of installing long water pipes. Long pipe runs are the cause of irritating hot water delays, as well as wasting gallons of water while waiting for hot water to come out of the tap. By installing it as a point-of-use water heater, you’ll get hot water instantly as soon as you turn on the tap.
Since this unit draws 27,000 watts of electricity, you will need to upgrade your electrical supply to 240V, 200 amp service. You will also need to install three dedicated 40 amp breakers in your breaker box.
The AE125 has 3 heating elements and the heating is electronically modulated by very sensitive flow sensors. This results in very precise temperature control. To avoid overheating due to malfunction, there is a thermal cut-out safety device.
The Powerstar AE125 Tankless Electric Water Heater has a lifespan of approximately 20 years. In comparison, the average life expectancy of an electric tank water heater is about 12 or 13 years.
The warranty on heat exchanger modules is 10 years and 1 year on all other parts.