Charleston-based Heatworks, the creator of the world’s first digital tankless water heater, launched the MODEL 1X — the solution for homeowners who want more hot water or are seeking to reduce the cost and space challenges created by new Department of Energy regulations for water heaters. The MODEL 1X complements any tank-type water heating system in the world.
Depending on your tank style and incoming water temperature, the company says you can have at least 50% more hot water for successive or longer showers.
“New DOE regulations, focused on energy efficiency, require water heaters that are approximately 30 percent larger, so replacement tanks won’t fit in their old location,” said Heatworks CEO Jerry Callahan, who developed and patented the core technology. “Homeowners can avoid the renovation costs required to accommodate new, larger tanks by adding the MODEL 1X to a smaller, less expensive tank that fits. Installing the MODEL 1X in series with any upstream tank will provide over 50 percent more hot water. This configuration will eliminate homeowner frustrations that would otherwise result from a smaller tank or the disruptions of renovations.”
MODEL 1X features include:
• Maintenance free, no heating elements to replace, no parts to rust.
• 110-250 VAC, user adjustable from 15A to 48A.
• Typical installation is 240VAC, 30A
• Silent operation
• 12 year complete unit replacement guarantee
• Designed and Assembled in the USA
The MODEL 1X and the tank heater cooperate to share the same electrical circuit with no added load. When the MODEL 1X senses demand for hot water, it shuts off the heating elements in the tank. The warm water from the tank then flows through the MODEL 1X where it is instantly heated to the perfect temperature with high efficiency Heatworks technology. The result is at least 50 percent more hot water with no additional wiring.
For installation, plumb the MODEL 1X in between the outlet of your tank heater and your hot water piping. Use your existing electrical circuit to power the MODEL 1X, and then run your tank heater wiring to the MODEL 1X power controller.
Heatworks uses a patented technology that converts electrical energy into heat using graphite electrodes and the natural impurities found in water. With no heating elements, the MODEL 1X is able to boost water temperature without the rusting and scaling issues that lead to failure in all other water heating systems on the market. Because the MODEL 1X works differently, Heatworks is able to offer an industry-first 12 year full exchange guarantee that substantially reduces homeowners’ total cost of ownership.