Smart Home products have taken the technology market by storm providing users with convenient, money saving tools that allow them to do things they never thought possible. Products like doorbells, water heaters, and speakers can be found in many homes around the world. People of all ages are finding the perks of smart home devices are beneficial in more ways than one.
Smart home products provide the ultimate convenience to help ease the burden of everyday tasks. Control smart devices from your phone no matter where you are, or with your voice when you have your hands full in your house. Many smart devices help people of all ages do things that they never thought were possible.
The SmartHome 15 LPM Indoor Liquid Propane Tankless Water Heater (SH12) easily pairs with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to take voice commands to the next level. Control the temperature of your water, the length of the water flow, and more all with the sound of your voice. The Eccotemp Smart App can be downloaded from either the Apple App store or the Google Play store to accommodate any device. This tankless water heater is the perfect solution for the hot water needs of a standard home, tiny home, cabin, flat, villa, or anywhere else endless hot water is needed. The sleek and modern exterior is the perfect addition to any home.
Insights – Statistics
One misconception about smart home appliances or devices is that they are more expensive. The initial cost of the appliance may be more expensive than a traditional one, but over time, smart home appliances can actually save you money. After purchasing the SH12, download and connect your new water heater with the Eccotemp Smart App. This app will allow you to control the length of your hot water used per session and provide you with scheduling capabilities to ensure that you are saving water, thus reducing your water bill. You can view the statistics from your water heater from anywhere with the Eccotemp Smart App. Personalize and put a monetary value to your usage statistics to tune into exactly what this smart water heater costs you per day or month.
Increasing Energy Efficiency
In addition to the electricity, water, and gas you are saving with the live usage statistics on your Eccotemp Smart App, the SH12 has built-in features that make it even more energy efficient. During the warmer summer months where you may not need as much hot water, the SH12 has a feature called ECO Mode that helps cut cost and energy consumption even more.
Environmental Control Units / Assistive Technology
Many think that smart home products are only targeted towards a younger, more “tech-savvy” generation. This may have been true at first, but now as smart home products have become more common and affordable, there has been a demographic shift towards the elderly population. Assistive technology is the term coined for any assistive, adaptive, or rehabilitative device for people that may have trouble while trying to perform everyday tasks. For many, smart home products provide a newfound independence that they may have lost as they aged. For example, a traditional water heater may have to be adjusted with manual control knobs and depending on where your water heater is located, this could be difficult if you have arthritis or other disabilities. With the SH12 one can be sitting on their couch and simply say, “Hey Google, turn my water heater to 43℃” rather than walking to adjust the knobs on their water heater manually.
Apart from the older population, smart home technology also creates an avenue of independence for people with disabilities of any age. Another term used commonly by occupational therapists is environmental control units (ECU). Similar to assistive technology, ECUs are devices that allow people with impairments to their mobility to operate electronic devices with ease. The voice command features of the SH12 allow users to operate their water heater where they traditionally may not have been able to.
One of the great benefits of having any smart home product is that they continue to adapt. Technology is always a changing field with constant improvements being made to increase efficiency. As technology continues to adapt and grow, your smart home products will also improve, rather than deprecating like a normal appliance.
Still skeptical about making the transition to making your home a SmartHome? You don’t have to fully commit to the SmartHome life. The SH12 includes a wireless remote that allows you to adjust temperature, turn the power on and off, and use ECO mode.
*If you need help determining the correct mbar for your tankless water heater or have questions about the New SmartHome 15 LPM Indoor Liquid Propane Tankless Water Heater, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Eccotemp Customer Support Team!