Rethinking Water Heater Design

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Water Heater Technology

There is a brand-new water heater around and it possibly might be the very best thing in brand-new technology in the water heater market in quite a long time. It is from the ISI Technology company and definitely uses modern-day 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 Cincinnati

The company very swiftly more than exceeded its funding for the project this past February and is taking pre-orders for the system. So, needless to state, we have actually not gotten our hands on an unit to test it out, but 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:
Rather than the standard resistance heating elements, it utilizes modern-day electronic innovation to directly heat up water molecules with 2 graphite electrodes and the water’s own resistance. This sort of water heater makes many of the parts of traditional water heaters unneeded; less parts, fewer methods of breakdown and possibly a longer life for the water heater. Like not requiring 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 release aluminum in the water; and no flow switches that can stop working. Oh, and it is WIFI compatible.

Unlike current tankless water heaters that require at least a certain quantity of water flow to cause the heater to heat water flowing from a faucet, this will kick in at flow rates of .1 gallons per minute, which makes it an excellent suitable for low-flow faucets too. Also, another benefit over existing tankless water heaters is the voltage required to run the system. Numerous tankless models require a relatively high voltage, and numerous times users have to update their existing outlet and/or circuit box to accommodate for the high electricity pull. However, the HEATWORKS has an auto-sensing function so it can fit in with ones existing electric box, and the unit can be adjusted with a screwdriver to set it in a different way.

Through independent testing, the company has concluded that the MODEL 1 is up to 40 % more energy efficient than traditional 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 probably need more than one to heat up the water in the whole home, however that would be an easy adequate fix or retrofit for the systems Water Heater Repair Cincinnati is thinking. Here is a link to a sizing graph ISI Technology has on their site.

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