Posted on: 13 January 2021Share
If the time has come to replace the water heater in your home, it's worthwhile to evaluate the many different types of water heaters that are on the market. There's a good chance that you might be unaware of the technology that today's water heaters possess — but also a good chance that it should excite you. Just as smart home devices such as thermostats and locks offer homeowners a multitude of advantages, water heaters with smart capabilities are worth considering. When you buy this type of water heater, you'll download a mobile app that allows you to control the heater from your smartphone. Here are some examples of the functionality that you'll enjoy with a smart water heater.
Adjusting The Temperature
A smart water heater will allow you to set your preferred water temperature with a few taps on your mobile app, which makes the task quick and easy. Some homeowners favor a higher setting if they enjoy hot showers, while others choose a lower temperature if they have children who might be at risk of scalding themselves. You may also wish to turn the water temperature down when you're away from your home for a few days, as there's little value to heating water that you aren't immediately going to use.
Receiving Service Reminders
Water heaters require regular service, which you'll typically have done through a local contractor rather than attempting to service the heater yourself. For many homeowners, the water heater is out of sight and out of mind, which can make it easy to forget to book a service appointment. Many long-term issues are preventable with regular service, so you can expect your smart water heater to send you a mobile alert when it's due for a service. You can then call the appropriate local professional and arrange a service call.
Alerting You To A Water Leak
Of course, you don't want to consider the possibility of a water leak. While your new water heater is unlikely to suffer this issue, there could potentially be a failure in a pipe or pipe fitting that connects to the water heater. In the event of even a tiny leak, this device would immediately send you a mobile alert. This would allow you to address the situation promptly. Being able to deal with a leak as soon as it happens — rather than perhaps several hours later, when you walk into the room and get wet feet — can save time, effort, and money.