New technology heats and disinfects water simultaneously
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, Ill., February 1, 2023 — 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 just through periodic flushing.
The Legionator significantly reduces the potential for Legionella at the point-of-use using technology developed by Intellihot, including 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 as soon as water starts flowing. As the water is exiting the unit, ozone gas is injected into the water. This has two effects: 1) it mitigates the bacteria in water; and 2) the ozone is also carried in the water to the faucets and mitigates 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. For more information go to Intellihot.com/Legionator
Intellihot is an innovative designer/manufacturer of built-environment systems that challenge legacy approaches for sustainability. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Sridhar (Sri) Deivasigamani, today Intellihot offers a range of tankless water heaters designed and built for commercial applications with a focus on sustainability, cost savings, and water quality safety. Winner of an Edison Award for Best New Product in 2022, Intellihot serves the hospitality, restaurant, multi-family housing, senior living, commercial facility and plumbing industries. Intellihot has operations in suburban Chicago, Galesburg, Ill. and distributors across North America. Learn more at www.intellihot.com or by following the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Director of Marketing – Intellihot