Intellihot, an innovative designer/ manufacturer of built-environment systems that challenge legacy approaches for sustainability, introduces the Legionator, the world's first point-of-use disinfection tankless water heater.
Plumbers and HVAC contractors are generally familiar with the most common breeding pools for legionella: stagnant, lukewarm water found in cooling towers, spas/hot tubs, fountains and traditional tank-type water heaters. But, depending on a building's water system usage, Legionella can also grow in faucets, valve seats, and showerheads. Hard water scale in such locations exacerbates the problem. Once colonization occurs it is extremely difficult to eliminate Legionella.
The Legionator significantly reduces the potential for Legionella at the point-of-use using water heating technology developed by Intellihot, which includes a built-in ozone generator and quartz scale-free heating.
Here is how it works: A set of high-quality quartz tubes heats water to a comfortable temperature when there is water demand. As the water is exiting the unit, ozone gas is injected into the water. This has two effects: 1) it kills the bacteria in water; and 2) the ozone is also carried in the water to the faucets and kills the bacteria present within the faucet valve seats and aerators. The result is good, clean, safe, and efficiently heated water ensuring a building and its occupants are protected from water-borne bacteria illnesses.
"Safe water is a priority for us, and Intellihot tankless water heaters have earned a reputation for their effectiveness in fighting Legionella," said Intellihot CEO Sri Deivasigamani. "With the invention of the Legionator, we're taking the fight to the point of use."
Intellihot will be rolling out the Legionator through preferred plumbing distributors.