EccoTemp Natural Gas or Propane Tankless Water Heaters Reduce Energy Consumption
Eccotemp is committed to technological advances in how we consume and
conserve energy. We strive to educate the trades and consumers alike on
the cost saving benefits of energy conservation and ecologically
Recognizing that a whole house tankless unit could be engineered,
manufactured and delivered to the end consumer for about the same net
cost of a standard water heater, Eccotemp was born. Over the past years,
Eccotemp has taken a realistic and practical approach to its technology
- delivering a state of the art tankless unit at an affordable price
point. See vent pipe requirements at the bottom of this page.
According to ANSI code, gas tankless water heaters normally require
stainless steel, category II/III vent pipe. This is due to the fact
that gas tankless water heaters actually burn at a higher BTU rating.
As such, the gas is extremely hot when it leaves the water heater, but
cools quickly. This cooling process results in condensation which could
eat through regular galvanized pipe. We carry the Z-Flex vent pipe. For tankless water heaters, it is single walled for such units as Eccotemp.
Installation requirements: Horizontal Termination
We always recommend a horizontal installation when it is possible. It requires less pipe and as such, less expensive. When doing a
horizontal run, your maximum lengths are as follows:
1 elbow: 47' 6"
2 elbows: 42' 6"
3 elbows: 37' 6"
Each elbow is equivalent to 5' of straight pipe.
Installation requirements: Vertical Termination
When installing a vertical vent stack, you will need the following pieces:
Universal appliance adapter
Drainpipe for condensation
NOTE:A TERMINATION HOOD OR STRAIGHT PIPE SECTION
MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH ADAMPER/BACK-FLOW PREVENTION. IT IS MANDATORY TO
ENSURE THAT FREEZING AIR DOES NOT COME BACK DOWN THROUGH THE VENT
STACK. THIS MAY CAUSE FREEZE DAMAGE INTERNALLY IN THE WATER HEATER AND
IS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.