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Aug 31, 2017

Noritz Adds Wi-Fi Adapters to Its Line of Tankless Water Heaters

Noritz WiFi adapter

Water heater manufacturer Noritz has added a new Wi-Fi adapter to some of its tankless units, a move that allows homeowners to manage the products from an app on their smart phones.

“Instead of overwhelming the user with stockpiles of technical data, we have aimed to create an app that provides only the basics that homeowners care about in a user-friendly menu,” explains Jason Fleming, vice president of sales and marketing at Noritz.

The adapter operates on a 2.4 GHz frequency band and plugs easily into a connection port on the unit. It's the only Wi-Fi adapter on the market that can be installed both indoors or outdoors, the manufacturer says. There is an LED readout on the front cover that indicates the system’s status.

Once they have downloaded the Noritz Connect app, homeowners can turn their heater on and off, view and adjust the temperature, check for errors, monitor energy usage, and detect harmful buildup.

Comments

I am a big fan of tankless water heaters, some people do not like them however you have to take into account . I am a member of a heating forum where a a member was saying he had recently installed a Rheem model and as a result was saving 200 dollars a year on his energy bills. He said the site he was used to find his unit was http://tanklessheaterguide.com/

First is whether you need a gas or electrically powered unit, this will probably come down the the cost of these respective to your specific area, often gas is cheaper. Another advantage of gas units is that they tend to be higher capacity and more powerful, making them more suitable for larger families and big residences.

However electric units are becoming very advanced now with companies like Stiebel Eltron and EcoSmart really pushing the technology forward to the point where these are now very powerful units that can rival gas models. Other things to take into account are your budget as these units can be expensive and please remember to have your tankless water heater professionally installed to ensure you qualify for the warranty scheme of the manufacturer you opt, usually it will be void otherwise.

Hope this helps

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