Bosch AquaStar 1600P NG 4.3 GPM Indoor Tankless Natural Gas Water Heater Review 2018
The Bosch AquaStar 1600P is a tankless natural gas water heater that eliminates the need for hot water tanks in your home and is able to provide you instant hot water, for home use as soon as you turn the faucet on. Made to run on natural gas means that it will reduce your power bills by a significant parentage, and because it’s light and easy to mount, it’s definitely worth exploring.
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Bosch AquaStar 1600P NG 4.3 GPM Indoor Tankless Natural Gas Water Heater Features and Specifications
The Bosch AquaStar will supply an endless stream of hot water for one appliance at a time. This means that you can use it in one part of your home for as long as you need to, before you switch to another area.
You can either mount the Bosch AquaStar 1600P on a wall or leave it free standing – the choice is really yours. It’s always a good idea to mount appliances like this though because you get them out of the way and you’re able to avoid accidents.
You get to reduce your utility bills by about 50%, which is significant considering that a lot of the energy usage in homes is for heating water.
The burners are made of stainless steel, and the heat exchanger of solid copper. It’s a water heater that is made to last.
You get to program the temperature of your water as you want. Some water heaters will only give water at certain temperature, but this one allows flexibility.
You will get up to 4.3 gallons of water per minute which is quite something, considering that you get to use it in only one place at a time – you will have a nice, strong flow of hot water.
The Bosch AquaStar 1600P also has a pressure release valve for safety purposes – if the water gets too hot, it will release some steam to avoid accidents. This means that you should mount it with the steam vent facing outside so that you can avoid dampening the room where it sits.
Bosch AquaStar 1600P NG 4.3 GPM Indoor Tankless Natural Gas Water Heater Reviews
As far as tankless water heaters go, the Bosch AquaStar is an OK heater, but not ideal for larger homes. It’s more for small use – a business premises, a small office or anywhere where you need hot water but not in many faucets at once.
Users say that it’s ideal for use, other than for the limitation that you can only use it on one faucet at a time. For small offices though, the Bosch AquaStar 1600P seems to be the perfect solution.
Some users also seem to have problems with it delivering hot water continuously, with lukewarm or cold water coming in bursts.
Our recommendation? If you have a guest house or a small office, or maybe a small cabin, the Bosch AquaStar 1600P will work for you. Otherwise, for a normal-sized home where multiple hot water faucets are running at once, you should look at other tankless heaters that can supply multiple taps at once.