Retrofittable Device Converts The Water Heater Into A Smart, Networked And Energy-Efficient Appliance
Controlling and maintaining the home's water heater just got infinitely easier, more convenient - and smarter - with the launch of the Aquanta Water Heater Controller, a first-of-its-kind system that enables remote and convenient control of a water heater via a smart phone or web-enabled device. As the Nest thermostat does for HVAC systems, Aquanta gives users a much more efficient, versatile way to use (or turn off and NOT use) their water heater, the 2nd largest consumer of home energy, while also saving money on their household energy bills.
Aquanta product attributes include:
Convenient control from a smart phone - monitor and change settings from anywhere
Smart technology that learns homeowners' hot water usage behavior and heats water accordingly
Manual scheduling for turning the water heater on or off to match a changing schedule
Dashboard showing hot water usage and when availability is low
Maintenance alerts, including water heater leak detection
Here's how it works: the Aquanta controller easily installs onto a home's existing water heater. Its enabling technology is its proprietary "Enthalpy Sensor", which can accurately measure both energy going into a water heater as well the energy being used. Aquanta's software uses this sensor data to "learn" and control the water heating according to a homeowner's usage patterns.
Aquanta is designed for either easy professional installation or for self-installation by DIYers with basic plumbing skills. The device is compatible with nearly all electric water heaters and gas models that have electronic ignition controls (see Aquanta website for more details).
Aquanta Inc. has spent the past two years developing Aquanta and is making the product available for pre-purchase for $149 on its website, http://www.aquanta.io, beginning today. The first 1,000 pre-purchase customers will receive a free leak detection sensor ($25 value), and Aquanta is projected to ship beginning in late July 2016.
About Aquanta Inc.
McLean, VA-based Aquanta Inc. (formerly Sunnovations Inc.) develops innovative products and technologies that address climate change and enhance energy efficiency, with specific focus on the energy usage and inefficiencies inherent in our water heating and plumbing systems. For more information on Aquanta, please visit http://www.aquanta.io.