Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1

Review of Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1

If you like camping or traveling around the country in your RV, you know that the right equipment can really make everything great. Poorly chosen material can, on the other hand, ruin the whole vacation, which is why any dedicated RVer learns how to select every single item he/she uses in the RV.

What’s the big rage about the tankless water heaters?

With people always complaining about paying too much and consuming much energy in their homes, people in the industry got the message. Soon enough, new and better technologies have been developed, with tankless water heaters standing out as highly energy-efficient and cheaper in the long run.

The list of benefits of tankless water heaters is quite long, with the fact that they only use energy when tapping the hot water being the fundamental one. Tankless water heaters only give you hot water when you want. They don’t use a tank for collecting the water, nor energy for keeping the water warm until you need it once again.

No tank also means less storage space required by the tankless water heaters, less maintenance to care about. The risk for corrosion is low since the water doesn’t stay in the system, and tankless water heaters are more durable than the traditional tanks.

If you take a look at the whole picture, you get the image of a system that uses less energy, needs less space, and saves you thousands of gallons of water in a year. Do you get it now?

How to describe Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 in a nutshell?

Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 is a tankless water heater that uses exclusive “Low water pressure” startup technology. The unit only requires 2psi of water pressure and up to 120psi for running.


It’s a great unit to install in your RVs, rural cabin, camper, flats, or small apartments. Many users should consider it for mounting it on sailboats, boats, hunting cabins, and even mobile homes.

Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 comes with great features that ensure safe and straightforward use, whereas the affordable price may seal the deal for many. Even if the appearance isn’t fundamental for a tankless water heater, Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 makes a pleasant first impression. It’s the particular design and shape that catch your eye.

Which technical details caught our attention?

Even if the Low Water Pressure Startup Technology is definitely a fundamental point of attraction for many users, the unit brings other great things to the table. Unlike other tankless water heaters, Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 only needs 2psi of water pressure for starting up. Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 is an exception also because it doesn’t require a pressurized pump, not 20-30psi to begin heating. It’s one of the many features that recommend it for installation in an RV.

We also need to highlight that the Excel Low-Pressure startup unit features a magnetic water flow sensor, which allows the water heater to run at low water pressure as well. It’s a common situation for people living or traveling to rural areas, or using the unit in an RV and boats.

The Excel heater will save you both energy and water since it heats the water almost instantly. It’s a vent-free appliance that you may install inside your RV without worrying about the sophisticated and pricey installation of flues and ductwork. It’s because the unit comes with an impressive ODS (Oxygen Depletion Safety) shut off function. The impressive electronic technology doesn’t need a standing pilot light. It’s why Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 will save you up to 25% in gas consumption as opposed to the traditional systems with pilot lights. Should a power outage occur, the unit will still heat the water since it uses two size D batteries for igniting the electronic spark module. You get hot water even when you don’t have electricity!

Thanks to its features, Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 is dependable for Multiple Points of use and can even handle a whole home with two 1/2bathrooms. Take it with a grain of salt, though, since you can only use one point at a time.

Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 comes with a Pure Oxygen Free Copper heat exchanger. For those of you unfamiliar to the heat exchangers, you should know that the heat exchangers are devices that transfer heat for obtaining the heating or cooling as planned. Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 has a Pure Oxygen Free copper exchanger that drives and takes heat fast and effectively every time. The heat exchanger presents many properties, with durability and thermal efficiency being the most impressive ones. Just to give you an idea, a tankless water heater with a regular copper heat exchanger is less effective and doesn’t last for a long time either. Pure copper heat exchangers are a common choice for reputed gas water heaters manufacturers, though.

The incoming cold water shouldn’t be colder than 50F degrees, but the system can work just fine also with incoming temperatures as low as 40F degrees. Should you find yourself in such a situation, it’s wise that you lower the water flowrate with the control knob.

The rectangular shape of Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 and it’s compact appearance make it look pleasant in any décor. It’s a lightweight unit that is rather easy to install. It’s designed for indoor installation and wall-mount. Finding a storage space for the water heater shouldn’t pose a problem, not even in a small RV.

What do we appreciate the most about the unit?

Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 is loaded with great features, so listing only some of them is quite a challenge for us. Here are our favs, though:

  • It’s made with Low-Pressure Startup technology
  • It can run with low-pressure water
  • It’s a Vent-Free unit
  • It allows many adjustments for the temperature and water flow
  • It’s a reliable option for RVs, small cabins, boats, and many more
  • It can even handle a small home with 2 ½ baths
  • It works as a Multiple Point of use unit
  • It’s dependable and heats up fast
  • It features a Pure Oxygen-free Copper heat exchanger which is durable and thermally effective
  • It has a rectangular shape
  • It also includes ODS for safe use at all time
  • It uses batteries for the electronic ignition
  • The water temperature can be as low as 40F degree
  • It’s compact and easy to install
  • It’s an excellent value for the price

Are the downsides major?

No tankless water heater is perfect, and this one doesn’t make an exception. But it doesn’t mean that any of the shortcomings are deal breakers for us:

  • Some may need some time learning to operate the unit properly
  • The risk for leakage isn’t null when not installed correctly
  • The instruction is in poor English

Is the water heater a keeper or not?

For the versatility, reliability, and great features and technology, Excel Tankless LPG Gas Water Heater (Low-Pressure Startup) 1 is an excellent buy for any RV owner, camper, or anyone owning a boat. It’s loaded with features that ensure safe and effective use, and its price doesn’t empty your wallet. Isn’t it enough for you?

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