The Latest in Water Heater Redesign

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Water Heater Technology

There is a new water heater in town and it possibly could be the best 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 certainly makes use of modern 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 Syracuse NY

The company very swiftly more than exceeded 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 an unit to check 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 makes use of modern electronic technology to directly heat water molecules with 2 graphite electrodes and the water’s own resistance. This type of water heater makes many of the parts of traditional water heaters unnecessary; less parts, fewer methods of breakdown and possibly 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 release aluminum in the water; and no flow switches that may stop working. Oh, and it is WIFI compatible.

Unlike existing tankless water heaters that require a minimum of a particular amount of water flow to trigger the heater to heat water streaming 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 current tankless water heaters is the voltage required to run the unit. Lots of tankless models require a relatively high voltage, and sometimes users have to upgrade their present outlet and/or circuit box to accommodate for the high electrical power pull. However, the HEATWORKS has an auto-sensing function 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.

Through independent testing, the business has concluded that the MODEL 1 is up to 40 % more energy efficient than conventional water heaters and up to ten percent more water efficient than the normal 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 need more than one to heat up the water in the whole house, however that would be a simple sufficient fix or retrofit for the systems Water Heater Repair Syracuse NY is thinking. Here is a link to a sizing graph ISI Technology has on their website.

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