The Best: Tankless Electric Water Heating
Tempra® is manufactured by Stiebel Eltron, a pioneer and leader in tankless water heating technology for over 90 years. Endless hot water, advanced technology, impressive energy-saving performance, and a compact design are only a few of the reasons to consider a Tempra® tankless water heater.
Self-Modulation Energy Technology
Every Tempra® also has self-modulation. Self-modulation is sometimes confused with flow control, but it has more to do with the amount of energy used to heat the water. Self-modulation, sometimes call auto-modulation, ensures that only the least amount of energy is used at all times. Every Tempra® model continually monitors incoming water temperature, the flow rate of water through the heater, and the water temperature it produces. These sensors feed their readings into the unit’s proprietary microprocessor control which engages the heating elements in stages, as efficiently as possible, to achieve the water temperature set on the front panel, always using the least amount of energy necessary to heat the water.
Unlimited Supply of Hot Water
A Stiebel Eltron Tempra® responds directly to your demand for hot water without interruption. Showers will always be hot, even if there are several taken in a row and they run long. A tank water heater may be able to deliver more water all at once, but once the tank starts to deplete things get cold and pretty quickly come to a standstill while waiting for the tank to recover.
Sleek Design Saves Space and Reduces Waste
By installing a Stiebel Eltron Tempra®, you will free up several square feet of floor space that your bulky hot water tank is now using. Also, due to their small size, they use vastly less raw material to manufacture compared to a tank. Disposal of a tankless has a much lower environmental impact, and all major components are recyclable.
Easy to Install
A Stiebel Eltron Tempra® doesn't cost any more to purchase than a conventional tank water heater. Installation is often cheaper. Because storing water at high temperatures shortens the lifespan of a conventional tank water heater, Stiebel Eltron tankless units also have a longer service life, saving you money by reducing how often replacement is necessary.
Large and bulky hot water tanks are usually placed in a basement or utility room. Because the tank may not be close to where hot water is used, there is a wait for hot water. A Tempra’s compact design can be installed close to the hot water taps. When this can be done, in new construction for instance, the wait for hot water becomes as short as possible. Even in a retrofit, where it might not be possible to place a Tempra® closer to the hot water draw-off points, its considerably smaller size has many advantages.
Seismic Proof Construction
Because a Tempra® is a tankless water heating system, it is not subject to seismic building code. There is no need for the preventative construction required with a tank water heater.
Maximum Output Temperature Limit
Tempra® Plus tankless water heaters can be set to limit the maximum hot water temperature to 109°F. This can be important in some installations to prevent the possibility of scalding.