Technology in Rethinking Water Heaters

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Water Heater Technology

There is a brand-new water heater around and it possibly may be the finest thing in brand-new innovation in the water heater market in quite a long period of time. It is from the ISI Technology company and definitely utilizes contemporary technology in its building. Combine smart grid technology and a heck of a tankless design and one gets the HEATWORKS MODEL 1.Water Heater Repair Sacramento

The company very rapidly more than surpassed its funding for the project this past February and is taking pre-orders for the device. So, needless to state, we have actually not gotten our hands on a device to test it out, however it does look extremely appealing.

According to Greg Tew of the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech, “Water heaters, as most of us know them, have been around for more than 100 years, and rely on antiquated technology to deliver one of the most important amenities in the home. ISI has developed a much needed technological overhaul to the water heater that delivers the benefits homeowners demand. By delivering impressive levels of comfort, savings, reliability and connectivity, the HEATWORKS MODEL 1 brings the water heater into the modern, connected home.”

Here’s How it Works:
Rather than the standard resistance heating elements, it makes use of modern electronic innovation to directly heat up water molecules with 2 graphite electrodes and the water’s own resistance. This type of water heater makes many of the parts of standard water heaters unneeded; less parts, less ways of breakdown and possibly a longer life for the water heater. Like not requiring metal interior parts that will rust and create sediment in the tank holding the water; no anode rods that will end up being used up and put aluminum in the water; and no flow switches that may break. Oh, and it is WIFI compatible.

Unlike existing tankless water heaters that require at least a specific quantity of water flow to activate the heater to heat water streaming from a faucet, this will kick in at flow rates of .1 gallons per minute, which makes it a great fit for low-flow faucets too. Also, another advantage over present tankless water heaters is the voltage required to run the unit. Numerous tankless models require a fairly high voltage, and sometimes users need to update their current outlet and/or fuse box to accommodate for the high electricity pull. However, the HEATWORKS has an auto-sensing feature so it can fit in with ones present electric box, and the system can be adjusted with a screwdriver to set it in a different way.

Through independent testing, the business has concluded that the MODEL 1 is up to 40 percent more energy efficient than traditional water heaters and up to ten % more water efficient than the common tankless water heater.

We waited to share this till the end – it is about the size of a football (12.5 inches by 6.5 inches) too, and can be installed anywhere.

One will most likely require more than one to heat up the water in the entire home, however that would be an easy adequate fix or retrofit for the units Water Heater Repair Sacramento is thinking. Here is a link to a sizing graph ISI Technology has on their web site.

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