Smart® electric water heater integrates a consumer
friendly, heads up display and user interface, with a high effi
ciency electric water heater. The Energy Smart® control
enables consumers to easily set their hot water temperature, as
well as change the operating mode of the water heater to
automatically adjust to their use patterns. Additionally, the
control provides diagnostic feedback on the operation of the
How does it work?
The Energy Smart® electric water heater combines an
electronic thermostat which replaces the conventional
electromechanical thermostat, with an Energy Smart®
module user interface. This user interface is simple, convenient,
easy to access (no "doors") and informative. Energy
Smart® water heaters off er intelligent effi ciency by
adjusting to consumer use patterns.
Features and Benefits
Touch Screen Electronic User Interface: with easy
to set temperature setting and safety lock feature.
Operating Modes: homeowner choice of operating
modes to include energy saving Energy Smart® mode, which
intelligently reacts to homeowner hot water use patterns to reduce
stand-by heat loss. Vacation mode saves you money while you are
away and Normal mode.
Diagnostic Feedback Via User Interface:
diagnostic status codes are communicated on the LCD screen. No
single point of failure means hot water is always available. Unlike
conventional electric water heaters, the Energy Smart®
can operate with a failed element or thermistor.
Electronic Thermostat: is superior to
conventional electromechanical thermostats by having no mechanical
parts to wear, as well as having thermistors making it more
accurate and reliable than convetional components. The electronic
thermostat provides operational reliability and peace of mind for
Smart Grid Ready: the smart grid adapter
positions the water heater for future utility management.
Dry Fire Protection: ensures the installer or
homeowner does not accidentally burn out the upper element when
power is turned on, if the water level in the tank is not full.
Dry-fire protection will not allow the unit to be turned on unless
the tank is filled with water.
Premium 5500 Watt Heating Elements: more
efficient and last longer than conventional elements.
Self Cleaning Dip Tube: helps avoid sediment in
the tank, ensuring long tank life and optimal efficiency.
Environmentally Friendly Non-CFC Foam
Insulation: reduces standby heat loss.
Energy Smart®, it's more than just a water heater!
Energy Smart® Module
Control Operation Via 3 Modes: Normal, Energy
Smart®, and Vacation. The Energy Smart® mode
automatically adjusts water temperature according to consumer hot
water use patterns to reduce standby heat loss and save money. When
Vacation mode is used, the unit automatically adjusts to prevent
freeze damage and conserve energy, and upon the homeowner's return
and setting the unit back to either Normal or Energy
Smart® mode, the unit resumes operation with the
previous temperature setting.
User Interface Ease of Use: the heads-up digital
display is integrated within the upper element cover allowing
interaction with the unit at "eye-level." The user interface
features capacitive touch, and back-lit buttons for ease of
operation. Icons notify consumers when the element is on, an error
code (Alert) is present, the unit is under Smart Grid management,
or the user interface is locked. An added safety feature is the
access lock, which keeps small children from resetting the mode or
temperature setting. Homeowners control the water heater from an
appliance-like panel; no more removing access covers and other
components, and guessing at the temperature setting as with
conventional electric water heaters.
Diagnostic Reporting Monitors:
1. Dry-Fire Detection
2. Electronic Thermostat Failure
3. Lower Thermistor Failure
||4. Upper Element Failure
5. Lower Element Failure
6. Energy Smart® Module Defective
Diagnostic codes will be communicated on LCD via a simple,
understandable code. Reliability is engineered into the solution.
There is no single point of failure as the water heater may operate
with one failed thermistor or one failed element, unlike
conventional electric water heaters.
The SmartPort, mounted on top of the water heater, enables the
water heater to be remotely controlled by home automation
applications (optional WiFi Communications module required,
available in the Iris® area of select Lowe's®
stores). Customers can control temperature settings and receive
diagnostic information conveniently from their smartphone or