Technology in Rethinking Water Heater Design

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Water Heater Technology

There is a new water heater around and it possibly may be the best thing in brand-new technology in the water heater industry in quite a very long time. It is from the ISI Technology company and certainly uses modern-day technology in its construction. Combine smart grid technology and a heck of a tankless design and one gets the HEATWORKS MODEL 1.Water Heater Repair Des Moines

The company very rapidly more than surpassed 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 check it out, but it does look really 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 traditional resistance heating elements, it makes use of modern electronic technology to directly heat up water molecules with 2 graphite electrodes and the water’s own resistance. This kind of water heater makes many of the parts of traditional water heaters unneeded; fewer 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 put aluminum in the water; and no flow switches that may stop working. Oh, and it is WIFI compatible.

Unlike present tankless water heaters that require at least a certain amount of water flow to cause 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 suitable for low-flow faucets too. Likewise, another advantage over current tankless water heaters is the voltage needed to run the device. Many tankless models require a fairly high voltage, and often times users have to upgrade their current outlet and/or circuit box to accommodate for the high electrical power pull. Nonetheless, the HEATWORKS has an auto-sensing function so it can fit in with ones present electric box, and the device can be adjusted with a screwdriver to set it differently.

Through independent testing, the business has concluded that the MODEL 1 is up to 40 % more energy efficient than conventional water heaters and approximately 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 the water in the whole home, but that would be a simple enough fix or retrofit for the systems Water Heater Repair Des Moines is thinking. Here is a link to a sizing graph ISI Technology has on their website.

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