Sridhar Deivasigamani, Founder and CEO
Technology is all about creating a hassle-free environment that eliminates headaches and manual efforts for humans. However, such innovations have been stagnant in water heating systems for several decades now. Most of the commercial water heating systems available today run on the basic design methodology from 75 years ago—they either use tank heaters or boilers with storage tanks. As clients demand reliability without the headache of owning and maintaining equipment, engineers are challenged to find ways to meet their needs. They need a solution that can improve reliability, reduce energy consumption and space without compromising quality and performance. To that end, Illinois-based Intellihot is transforming the water heating systems stuck in the Dark Ages by delivering endless hot water on demand while consuming less space and resources. The company offers tankless water heaters for residential, commercial, and industrial applications—the first to do so entirely in the U.S. "We provide hot water 24/7/365 for flat fee, lowering the risk and expenditure associated with equipment maintenance through our advanced water heating systems," says Sridhar Deivasigamani, Founder and CEO of Intellihot.
Intellihot's water heating system is the perfect example of amalgamating technology into essential utility services for better performance. Through the modular design, the systems offer higher reliability without increasing capacity, unlike traditional heating methods.
Further, Intellihot provides prognostics and predictive maintenance services for its water heating systems. The company has incorporated Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connectivity in all its systems for forecasting any service required, enabling clients to focus on things they do best. The water heating systems are also connected to Intellihot's mobile app telliCare that monitors various parameters, and sends notifications alerting potential issues. These notifications can be delegated to the appropriate maintenance person. "Our units talk to us. We have the ability to know when spark plugs are to be changed or air filter should be serviced, before any catastrophic failure happens. We provide this useful information to clients rather than just data that nobody knows what to do with," mentions Deivasigamani.
Along with advanced predictive capabilities, Intellihot is bringing effective solutions to untouched areas. The building technology industry, as such, does not have much data on how much water is consumed and used. The last work on this dates back to the 1930s, and while revisions have been made to it, no large-scale study was conducted till now. To that end, Intellihot incorporated the data it collects from sensors and created calculators to provide the most efficient and economically compelling water heating systems. The company even guarantees its application designs and back that guarantee by offering additional equipment at no charge and is the only one in the industry to do so.
Intellihot delivers tankless water heating systems across various industries, including hospitality, restaurants, multi-family, retail, and healthcare. Highlighting the effectiveness of Intellihot's products, Deivasigamani cites an instance wherein the company powered several blocks of multi-family in New York. The client initially had large gas-fired boilers and stored equipment that took up space. By installing Intellihot's water heating systems, they were able to cut down their equipment space in half and operating costs by almost 40 percent while spending 50 percent less than traditional heating methods.
With such ingenious services, Intellihot is carving its unique niche in the industry. What truly differentiates the company is its focus on technology. "We are primarily a tech company in the business of heating and delivering comfort to our customers," affirms Deivasigamani. Intellihot's core philosophy is centered around utilizing intelligent machines for net-zero energy efficiency. The company has been awarded a commercial license by NASA to redesign and incorporate NASA's fully premixed low emission, high-pressure multi-fuel burner into its product line. Moving ahead, Intellihot plans to develop technologies that enable its systems to use sustainable electricity. The company also envisions a future where energy efficiency, health and safety converge to deliver 2030 CO2targets. With next-generation capabilities and offerings, Intellihot is undoubtedly on the right path toward a sustainable future.