The Supergreen IR260 POU is an infrared electric water heater that promises to provide dependable, maintenance-free operation. The unit also boasts of “no metallic, no corrosion, no calcium deposits, no maintenance, and constant thermal energy efficiency.” The brand also noted that this unit is 12% more energy efficient than most tankless water heaters. Now the question becomes, are there truth to these claims? Let’s find out!
We like the IR260 because it can heat up water within seconds. It can also save you as much as 40% energy than a tank water heater. The heater is fitted with quartz heating element, which is very durable indeed.
Despite utilizing lower amps, the IR260 was able to retain a higher water flow capacity. This unit also gets plus points for being eco-friendly! Thanks to its infrared heating element, the water has been processed to be bacteria and algae free. This means the water is free from mineral deposits and harmful pollutants that can cause sickness. This is a great indoor water heater especially if you have very small children. One thing that truly stood out among the IR260’s many features is its self-cleaning capabilities. This feature will definitely save you the hassle of maintaining the unit.
As far as the negatives go, we can’t find any fault with our test unit. It performed without a hitch and worked exactly as described. That said, a handful of customers say they were issued with a defective unit but we think this is just an isolated incident.