Smart Hot Water Cylinders


The Smart Hot Water Company Smart Cylinder

In an average New Zealand household 30 – 40% of power costs are to consistently heat the hot water cylinder.

That grey cylinder is constantly heating - just in case you need a full tank of hot water to use.

Most households have peak morning and evening times so does your hot water cylinder need to be ready to go 24 hours a day and how much is this costing you?

Did you know reducing the cost of hot water heating can also reduce your household’s carbon footprint? It’s cheaper for you and better for the planet.

About Smart Hot Water Company hot water cylinders

Our hot water controllers read your hot water usage and regulate the power required to heat your water. This means your hot water cylinder is not using energy when there is no demand for hot water.

The smart controller gives the user visibility and control over how much hot water the cylinder produces at what time.

It’s more sophisticated than a timer. The Smart Hot Water Company Smart Cylinder uses a smart controller to heat enough water for when it’s needed.

The smart controller comes with an LCD touch screen programmed with 3 changeable settings.
  1. Every day - Set to handle your households the morning and evening rush.
  2. Holiday - For when you are away.
  3. Boost - For when you have extra guests or extra demand.
The Smart Hot water Company cylinder also minimizes lost heat from the cylinder because it doesn’t have unnecessary hot water sitting in the tank when there is no demand.

Our dual element cylinders also allow the user to take advantage of off peak/night power rates
Once a week the hot water cylinder is automatically heated to 60 degrees to ensure no legionella bacteria can be present.

Once a week the hot water cylinder is automatically heated to 60 degrees to ensure no legionella bacteria can be present.

Smart Hot Water Company Solar Hot Water System

This system uses solar tubes on the roof to heat the water before sending it to the cylinder via a small pump.

This is an easy alternative to a conventional hot water cylinder set up. It includes a cylinder, solar smart hot water controller, LCD display, pump and solar tubes. Something here about ease of installation and not damaging integrity of roof.

Unlike traditional solar PV, solar tubes allow up to 4 times the amount of energy to be harvested using the same roof area. The sun’s power goes straight into the hot water cylinder via a pump – no need for an expensive battery to store the energy.

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.

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.

In winter 2 – 3 days of dark, cloudy weather may require the electric element boost to engage and top up the power. If there was a high demand for hot water overnight the electric element can engage to top up the power.

The small pump is very quiet (unlike some heat pumps) and will run continuously without the need for maintenance. The only moving parts are in the small water pump and this is likely to run for at least 7 or 8 years before servicing is required.

Smart Hot Water Company Solar Hot Water System

Before you install a heat pump, gas continuous flow or Solar PV hot water consider the advantages of a Smart Hot Water Company hot water cylinders:

  • Smart Hot Water Company cylinders are cheaper to purchase and install than a heat pump, gas continuous flow and solar PV hot water

  • Smart Hot Water Company cylinders are quiet and operate well in all temperatures

  • Smart Hot Water Company cylinders don’t waste water running the tap while waiting for gas to heat up the water

  • Smart Hot Water Company cylinders come with a smart controller to give you visibility and control over your hot water usage

  • Smart Hot Water Company solar hot water cylinders are a similar install price as gas and heat pumps but the savings are instant and substantial. In a mild climate like Auckland the sun could provide up to 80% of the hot water your household needs

More Information about Heat Pumps

More Information about Gas Continuous Flow

More Information about Solar PV

Instead of selecting a featureless grey cylinder for your new build or replacement, upgrade and future-proof your investment with a Smart Cylinder . The Hi-tech hot water cylinders with a remote mounted, easy to understand colour touch screen that informs you how much hot water you have and crucially lets you control your hot water energy spend:

  • Saves money
  • Conserves energy
  • Easily understand how much hot water you have and how much you use.
  • Futureproof your hot water; maximise returns from all kinds of renewable energy and low price power options.
Consider the Total Cost including the cylinder AND the power used when selecting a hot water cylinder.

Click here for a graphic of the Total Cost of Ownership

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Click here if you want to know more about the Smart Cylinders’ intelligent operation.

Smart Hot Water Cylinders

What is the advantage of a dual element Smart Cylinder?

  1. The dual element smart control function is better; stratification management is more responsive, so it saves more. Click here for more information
  2. Recovery is faster, so a major draw off of hot water can quickly be replaced. This allows for higher savings settings with less risk of running out of hot water.

Smart Hot Water Cylinders

Smart Cylinders work intelligently with low cost electricity

You can use off peak power intelligently with a Smart Cylinder to save a lot of money
Time of Use power tariffs can be adapted to suit with our profile management and can work with Single or Dual Element Smart Cylinders
Night Rate (power available 11:00 pm to 7:00 am) works well with a Dual Element Smart Cylinder. Take full advantage of low cost power (often 50% lower) without the risk of running out of hot water.
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Note: Self Learning systems do not work well with off peak electricity or renewable energy systems. The Smart Cylinder uses a different method that overcomes this problem

The savings are immediately noticeable

It is not hard to tell the Smart Cylinder was installed on February the 17th

Smart Hot Water Cylinders

(This graph was generated by a customers independent monitoring system)

Smart Cylinders work great with renewable energy

Click on one of the energy sources below and we can show you how we can help manage it.

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