The smart home market is booming. There are now connected devices in practically every room of the house — smart lights, smart cameras, smart door locks, smart refrigerators, smart HVAC systems, and yes, smart plumbing devices.
“Water quality has grown 300% across the U.S. since the pandemic began,” says Glen Blavet, founder and CEO of HALO Water Systems. “People are at home, and they’re looking to improve their quality of life and their health, so they’re looking at the water they’re drinking out of the tap.”
IAPMO has collaborated with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to produce an installation standard for solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage systems (ESS) in residential applications.
Although the market for gas-fired boilers continues to track toward those that can modulate and operate with sustained flue gas condensation, conventional boilers (e.g., those not designed to operate with sustained flue gas condensation) still represent a significant portion of the market.
As Texas settled into a deadly-serious Polar Vortex, you could predict the pattern emerging based on your own past experiences with bitter-cold sustained weather conditions: No-heat calls inundating your emergency calls; heating systems not able to keep up with demand; heating systems stressed to the breaking-point; followed by frozen water lines, water services and water mains; and then biblical flooding and damage once thawing temperatures arrived.
Davey Water Products’ DynaDrive is an all-in-one home pressure system with a variable-speed drive that maintains water pressure at a fixed point regardless of an increase or decrease in water demand in the household, the company notes.
The Gerber Avalanche offers impressive flush technology for consistently reliable performance, a tall and narrow tank, increased flush speed, is easy to install and is ideal for replacements with a large footprint, Gerber states.
Offered in both 115V and 230V versions with multiple switch options, Little Giant’s new 16G Series 1 hp Grinder Pump features a powerful 1 hp Class F motor, a cutting mechanism design based on Franklin Electric’s patented 2 hp grinder pump, and a 2" discharge adapter preassembled onto the pump for ultimate versatility.
Designed to meet larger commercial and conventional residential drainage applications, the Saniswift Pro can handle greywater from up to three fixtures: sink, shower, dishwasher or washing machine (via a laundry sink).
The new Noritz America RPK-EXT external pump kit gives users time, water and energy-saving benefits of hot water recirculation on an even broader array of residential taknless water heaters, the company notes.