Bosch was started way back in 1906; Robert Bosch wanted to own a company that provided innovative products to consumers all over the United States. Mr. Bosch was the actual inventor of the Magneto Ignition System and since then the company has found their place in many different industries, everything from Automotive, Power Tools and Bosch Water Heaters. Bosch offers an extensive line of water heaters, gas water heaters, electric water heaters, point of use water heaters and tankless water heaters.
Tankless Water Heaters provide more hot water while conserving energy costs. One of the premier selling tankless water heaters is the Bosch AE-115 Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater. Tankless Water Heaters are designed to provide hot water when you need it, in seconds not minutes. The operating costs of tankless water heaters to the traditional tank style water heater are considerably less and with a tankless water heater you have more flexibility with installation.
The Bosch AE-115 Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater is an electric water heater that offers a 90% efficiency rating, one of the highest in the tankless industry. This water heater has an activation rate of 0.6 gallons per minute. The AE-115 utilizes strong poly heating elements as well as an electronic flow switch system. There are basically 4 main fixtures that you depend on hot water for, the Shower, Bath, Sink and Washing Machine. The average flow for a shower is 1.5 to 2.5 gallons per minute, a bath uses 2.5 to 4.0 gallons per minute, a sink uses 2.0 to 3.0 gallons per minute and the washing machine uses .08 to 2.0 gallons per minute.
Some of the features offered on the Bosch AE-115 Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater are the external temperature control knob, a filter screen located on the inlet, since there is no tank, these units do not need a temperature and pressure relief valve. Some specifications of the AE-115 are the dimensions; this tankless water heater measures in at 15-1/2 inches x 15-1/4 inches x 4-1/2 inches. The water fittings are Â¾ inch male NPT and the voltage is 240 volts and 208 volts.
The amperage on this water heater is 80 amps, on all Unites States models, the rating is 2 x 40 amps and on Canadian models, the rating is 1 x 80 amps. As we mentioned the AE-115 offers an energy rating of 0.90 and this tankless water heater offers an average operating cost of $ 478.00. Bosch provides a nice warranty. The Warranty on the Heat Exchanger is 10 years from the date of the original install. This covers leaks and defects in the material or the workmanship.
The warranty also includes Any Other Components; this is a 1-year warranty, if any component part aside from the heat exchanger is defective in material or workmanship. Both of these warranties are effective from the date of install. If the owner cannot provide original date installation, the warranty period begins from the date on the manufacturers tag.