We’ve previously identified modern electric water heaters as viable, quick and easy to install alternatives to traditional, cylinder-based systems. However, that’s not all they have to offer; advances in the Internet of Things (or ‘IoT’) now allow devices to be connected together online, letting them communicate with people, applications and each other. Intricately linked to the concept of M2M (machine to machine), it is anticipated the IoT will enable billions of different devices to communicate with one another during the next decade.
Similar to other products embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), electric water heaters now benefit from built-in Wi-Fi and ‘smart’ control compatibility. These developments mean the latest units can now be set and activated remotely via a mobile app, ensuring hot water – or a hot shower – is ready at the right time and the right temperature, when required.
One such electric storage water heater benefitting from this functionality is our very own Velis Evo Wi-Fi, which works in conjunction with the Aqua Ariston NET app to allow users to monitor energy consumption and reduce annual fuel bills by up to 25%. It also has the benefit of providing alerts in the unfortunate event of an error, including a description of the problem in order to facilitate technical assistance.
Although you can set the temperature and manage the Eco Evo function from the control panel on the front of the Velis Evo Wi-Fi, the app offers greater flexibility, all from the palm of your hand, via a smartphone or tablet.
In addition to setting and managing the water temperature, the app provides real time notifications when a shower is ready – allowing for the scheduling of weekly showering needs for a whole family. And, that’s not all, as Aqua Ariston NET provides energy-saving tips to ensure responsible and eco-friendly use of the water heater, while always maintaining maximum levels of privacy and security for any personal information.
If you’ve got a question about smart controls, Velis Evo Wi-Fi or any of our other water heating products, get in touch today and one of our experts will be able to assist you.