With everything going “smart” these days, it’s no wonder that water heaters have joined the movement. While you may have thought the “smart” movement would end with phones, now homes are becoming smarter with automated thermostats, lights and security systems. Water heaters are now part of the trend and it’s a good thing because they use up to 30 percent of the energy budget in a home.
Having an efficient water heater is wise due to the expense and energy waste. If you love saving money and going green in your home, a smart water heater may be the solution for you. Cut your energy in half by getting one of these energy-efficient water heaters in your home.
What are my options?
There are a few smart water heaters options to offer a more energy-efficient, money-saving solution to your home’s machine. There are many brands and types coming into the market but the top brands and products are the:
- Whirlpool Energy Smart Electric Water Heaters
- Rheem Tankless Water Heaters
- Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters
- Heatworks MODEL 1 Water Heater
- EcoSmart Tankless Water Heaters
What are the differences?
Choosing between the options depends on your needs. The Heatworks MODEL 1 Water Heater is the world’s first digital water heater and the newest option in smart water heaters. It can be used a main water heater or as a way to improve your existing system. It has remote temperature control access, extended hot water usage, can save you up to $200 a year and will cut energy costs up to 40%.
The Whirlpool Energy Smart Electric Water Heaters offer a touch screen electronic user interface, electronic thermostat, a warranty and a simple, convenient, consumer-friendly interface. Set the hot water temp to have it automatically adjust to your usage patterns. The Rheem Tankless Water Heater has combined new technology and functionality to make sure your house isn’t wasting hot water and you can adjust the water temperature to whatever you want.
The Rinnai is a great option for those that want a system meeting the ENERGY STAR qualifications. The EcoSmart Tankless Water Heater is supposed to have the most advanced technology in tankless water heating by taking up no floor space, being lightweight and saving you half on water-heating costs.
If you want to get on board the “smart” movement to make your life more efficient and cost efficient, try a smart water heater that will conserve your hot water and not allow any to go to waste.
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