MicroHeat Difference Explained

MicroHeat Difference Explained

Market leading safety, performance and flexibility

MicroHeat’s direct energy transfer technology is applied to on-demand, continuous-flow, electric tankless water heating to deliver world first safety, temperature and energy control.  Unlike conventional electric water heating, MicroHeat’s technology does not rely on heating elements. Instead uses MicroHeat’s patented direct energy transfer technology via the use of electrodes. This technology exploits the natural electrically conductive properties of water.  Hence, does not suffer the same failures experienced by existing heating element technologies, such as overheating, dry firing, scale or heating element burn out. The appliance delivers hot and warm water safely via an advanced digital control system that repeatedly monitors and reacts to changes in the characteristics of the water being heated many times a second.  The technology does all that while simultaneously disinfecting the water by killing bacteria and viruses.

Next generation technology – The Technology combines molecular (ohmic) heating with advanced digital control technology. MicroHeat microprocessor includes highly complex algorithms and safety protocols that incorporate over 10,000 lines of code, making MicroHeat products the smartest and electronically the safest in any market.

Market leading temperature control – The Technology calculates the exact amount energy required every 100th of a second based on the water temperature increase required and flow rate. Ensuring the output temperature is accurate and safe even when water flow and or water pressure changes.

Water disinfection – The Technology disinfects the water by generating Hydroxyl Radicals formed naturally from the water. The electrode technology used allows the combination of voltage and water to produce the Hydroxyls at the electrode surface. Hydroxyls kill bacteria and viruses before converting back to water in milliseconds. Absolutely safe, clean and natural, without chemical additives.

Water pressure and flow flexibility – The appliance does not require complex pressure and flow management to protect the heating method as other products do. There is no low flow restriction and units operate either in open or closed outlet configurations, with gravity feed or low/high pressure pumps or mains pressure. Making application more flexible than other products on the market.

Underfloor hydronic heating – MicroHeat units can be be installed in the underfloor hydronic heating circuits as the heated water generator. This without the need for external cold water mixing, Accurate temperature control delivers the temperature required in the reticulated circuit by digitally controlling the power accordingly ensuring a safe and reliable, zoned hydronic system that is energy efficient.

Boosting existing water heating systems – All units can accept hot water up to 60°C / 140°F at the inlet. If the set temperature of the unit is less than the hot water coming in, the unit will simply not heat. The units can be used as a booster at the end of a long run to reduce heated water wait times, or as a pre/post booster combined with storage tanks.

Thermo-mixing or tempering valves not required – MicroHeat accurately applies only the energy needed to deliver the set temperature without dangerous hot water spiking that can cause scalding. Making appliances ideal for applications where tepid and scald free hot water is required by regulation. This delivers a maintenance free water heating capability without the need for costly tempering valves or thermo-mixing valves.

No scale – The Technology uses the water as the energy transfer method, unlike traditional heat exchange technology that have extremely hot heat exchangers or heating elements. As such, the electrodes used will always only attain the same temperature as the heated water, that prevents scale forming on the electrodes. Scale forms on the very hot heat exchanger or heating element surface when the heat exchanger or heating element transfers its heat into the colder body of water. Since scale does not form on the electrodes, operational efficiency and product robustness is maintained.

Hard water models – Product models are available for hard water environments where other water heating product will fail due to excessive scale that causes heat exchanger failure, or heating element burnout. Unlike other products that fail, MicroHeat units will continue to operate.

No dry firing / burnout – The Technology uses the water as the energy transfer method, unlike traditional heat exchange technology that use resistance heating elements. Heating element failure will occur if the unit is turned on without water, insufficient water, where there is air in the water. Where MicroHeat is concerned, even if there is no water or less water than required, there’s no opportunity for failure.

Voltage fluctuation – MicroHeat applies the power to the water differently to water heaters that use fixed resistance heating elements. As such MicroHeat product is immune to voltage fluctuation that would otherwise cause traditional heating elements to fail. In addition, when used in lower voltage installations such as 208VAC, the system will continue to apply the rated power.

Whole house solutions – MicroHeat units are able to be installed individually or in tandem or can be manifolded in parallel in any power configuration to deliver whole house flow rate requirements. The power draw will be controlled to suit the heated water requirement of either single or multiple hot water fixtures.

Power adjustment to reduce energy use – All units have a feature that enables the installer/plumber to reduce the rated power after installation. This can assist the consumer to reduce energy consumption if so required.