THE PROBLEM YOU CAN’T IGNORE
New tank water heaters are physically larger and significantly more expensive than they used to be. When the time comes to replace one, we’re faced with a difficult decision: reconstruct the space to accommodate the larger replacement unit or downsize the volume of the tank to fit within the old space. Typical build-outs run about $1,500 per unit and are disruptive to residents. Reducing the tank size by one tier results in about 30% less hot water. Neither of these options are optimal.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
DOE regulations effective 4/16/2015 (NAECA 3) require tanks to be more efficient.
The result - extra insulation, reducing typical water heater capacity by approx. 30%, while increasing diameter by 10% or more.
Heatworks’ patented technology uses advanced electronics to excite the naturally occurring minerals in the water which precisely raises the temperature. No heating elements, no rust, no scale.
THE HEATWORKS SOLUTION
Install a smaller tank that fits in your existing space and combine it with a MODEL 1X to deliver more total hot water than the old tank used to. No build out required, no space lost, no performance sacrificed, and ten minutes more installation time. This solution amounts to a net savings of approximately $1,000 per unit when replacement time comes.
It also contains electronics to manage the power of upstream tank type heaters. As a result, power is distributed between the tank and the MODEL 1X to maximize efficiency and capacity. By plumbing the MODEL 1X and the tank in series, over 50% more hot water can be drawn from any upstream tank.