This is a great feature now appearing on most tankless and combi-boilers offered by major manufactures. Sure you might think that’s something you’ll never use, but I promise you, you will, once you have it.
once you get used to pinpoint accuracy on your homes hot water output you will be shocked how much you rely on it. For example, I know I like my shower at 103F, from my phone I set the tankless to 103F, turn the shower to full hot and out of that shower head… water at 103F. Perfect.
I also have a toddler, so my wife and I are running a bath pretty much on a daily basis. From our phone we set the tankless to 99 and fill the tub. perfect temperature every time, doesn’t matter which parent runs that bath water, its always the same temperature. We also have peace of mind knowing that if she inadvertently pulls or turns on the hot water tap she cant scald herself, nope just water at 99F.
Which Manufactures Offer Wireless Tankless Access?
Not surprisingly most of them do now, they even have retrofit kits for homeowners that have older generation tankless system. Simply plug in the wire and gain full access to your tankless.
I’m certain you will start to see all manufactures producing wireless tankless access in the very near future. In fact a number of companies are in the works with products to be release soon. We will be upgrading out list here as manufactures add the wireless ability.
Not only does remote tankless access grant you the ability to change the temperature but also a number of other things as well. Not all manufactures off this but some do. Things like error codes, exhaust gas temperature, hot water usage and flow, incoming water temperature, gas consumption, space heating temps, firing rate as a percentage, etc. This is really just the tip of the ice berg.
Our homes are becoming more and more connected on a daily basis, in my opinion this is a great thing as it provides us with ample data. Data equates to understanding, and once you understand where you home is using and losing energy you can make changes to reduce costs, emissions, and overall your carbon footprint.