How Much Can I Save?

How does the Smart Hot Water Company cylinder save me money?

The Smart Hot Water Company Smart Cylinder uses a smart controller to heat enough water – only when it’s needed.

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The Smart Hot Water Company Smart Cylinder uses a smart controller to heat enough water – only when it’s needed.

Today’s standard cylinders still use a bi-metallic strip thermostat to turn the electric feed on and off thus heating the entire cylinder all the time. Standard cylinders are like a constantly boiling kettle – boiling all day, just in case you want to make a cup of tea. A Smart Hot Water Company cylinder only heats the water you need, at the time you need it - saving energy and money.

The smart controller is more sophisticated than a timer

Unlike a simple timer, the sophisticated smart controller gives the user visibility and control over how much hot water the cylinder produces at what time.

The Smart Hot Water Company cylinder minimizes lost heat from the cylinder

The Smart Hot Water Company cylinder minimizes lost heat from the cylinder because it doesn’t have unnecessary hot water sitting in the tank when there is no demand.

A standard hot water cylinder can lose 33% of its heat every 24 hours.

Dual element cylinders take advantage of off peak/night power rates

Installing a dual element Smart Hot Water Company cylinder means you can take advantage of off peak/night power rates.

Adding a solar option harvests the suns energy

The Smart Hot Water Company solar hot water system uses solar tubes on the roof to heat the water before sending it direct to the hot water cylinder via a small pump – no need for expensive solar storage batteries. Installation costs are similar to a heat pump ($5-$6k) but the Smart Hot Water Company solar hot water system is significantly cheaper to run than a heat pump.

How much money will I save?

Estimated savings for a family of four is $60 to $70 per month.

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Estimated savings for a family of four is $60 to $70 per month.

A Smart Hot Water Company cylinder only heats the water you need, at the time you need it - saving energy and money.

Additional estimated savings of up to 10% per month by avoiding radiated losses.

Think of a full kettle you have boiled. Once it’s boiled the hot water in the kettle starts losing heat as it cools down. This wasted energy is called radiated losses. The Smart Hot Water Company cylinder only heats the amount of hot water your household needs at the right time. This means because it doesn’t sit full of constantly heating water, it has less radiated loss.

A dual element cylinder is faster to heat and also allows the user to take advantage of cheaper off peak/night electricity rates.

The lower element is used for off peak/night rate power and the upper element is used with standard 24hour mains power. For more technical information on taking advantage of night rates please click here https://www.smarthotwater.co.nz/file/file57d0a286381da/open

Add a Smart Hot Water Company solar hot water option and you can save even more

In mild climates like Auckland a solar hot water system is expected to provide at least 80% of a households hot water needs. That means 80% of your hot water is free.

Installation costs are similar to a heat pump ($5-$6k) but the Smart Hot Water Company solar hot water system is significantly cheaper to run than a heat pump. Link here to solar

Does a Smart Hot Water Company hot water cylinder cost more than regular hot water cylinders?

Although installation costs will be approximately $500

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Although installation costs will be approximately $500 more than installing a regular cylinder, this cost can be recouped in 12- 18 months.

 

How Easy Is It to Use?

How easy is it to use? Will I run out of hot water?

It’s so easy to use – just set and forget.

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It’s so easy to use – just set and forget. The LCD display shows you how much water your household has used, at what time over a 7 day period. There is no need to run out of hot water. You can easily adjust the settings to heat more or less hot water.
The smart controller is set up with 3 changeable settings.

It’s so easy to use – just set and forget. The LCD display shows you how much water your household has used, at what time over a 7 day period. There is no need to run out of hot water. You can easily adjust the settings to heat more or less hot water.

The smart controller is set up with 3 changeable settings.

  1. Every day – Set to handle your household’s daily consumption including the morning and evening rush.
  2. Holiday – Just press a button to put the cylinder on standby while you are away.
  3. Boost – Heats the entire hot water cylinder for when you have house guests or need extra hot water to wash that sports teams kit.

Can my plumber and/or electrician install a Smart Hot Water Company cylinder?

Yes your plumber and/or electrician can easily install a Smart Hot water Company Cylinder.

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Yes your plumber and/or electrician can easily install a Smart Hot water Company Cylinder. The install process is very similar to a regular cylinder and detailed instructions are also provided.

Does a Smart Hot Water Company hot water cylinder come with a warranty, certification and back up service?

The warranty on Smart Hot Water Company Cylinders is 10 years.

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The warranty on Smart Hot Water Company Cylinders is 10 years.
The warranty on Smart Hot Water Company Controllers is 3 years.