Water Heater Redesign

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Water Heater Technology | 0 comments

There is a brand-new water heater around and it possibly might be the very best thing in new innovation in the water heater market in quite a long period of time. It is from the ISI Technology company and definitely uses contemporary technology in its construction. Incorporate smart grid technology and a heck of a tankless design and one gets the HEATWORKS MODEL 1.Water Heater Repair Colorado Springs

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

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:
Instead of the standard resistance heating elements, it uses modern electronic technology to directly heat water molecules with two graphite electrodes and the water’s own resistance. This type of water heater makes many of the parts of conventional water heaters unneeded; less parts, fewer ways of breakdown and potentially a longer life for the water heater. Like not needing metal interior parts that will rust and develop 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 a minimum of a particular amount 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, making it a good fit for low-flow faucets too. Likewise, another benefit over existing tankless water heaters is the voltage needed to run the device. Lots of tankless models require a relatively high voltage, and sometimes users have to upgrade their current outlet and/or fuse box to accommodate for the high electrical power pull. However, the HEATWORKS has an auto-sensing feature so it can fit in with ones present electric box, and the unit can be adjusted with a screwdriver to set it in a different way.

With independent testing, the company has concluded that the MODEL 1 is up to 40 percent more energy efficient than standard water heaters and up to ten % more water efficient than the typical 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 set up anywhere.

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

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