WATER HEATER TIMER
The Gas Water Heater Timer acts as a programmable setback controller which enables a user to program their water heater to automatically “set back” or lower the temperature stored within the tank for periods of time when hot water demand is low, and raise the temperature for periods of time when hot water demand is high.
Rigorous testing, of a similar water heater timer, at a state of the art research and development facility by a major water heater manufacturer has been done to determine how much fuel can be saved. Test results were consistent. Water heaters using a timer significantly reduced fuel usage.
The testing showed that fuel savings for customers who do not use a lot of hot water, or own vacation homes, can see considerable savings of up to 36%. Because the water heater fires fewer times, the "Gas Water Heater Timer" will also extend the life of your water heater.
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The Gas Water Heater Timer will produce the same results as the timer used in the aforementioned tests at a fraction of the cost.
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GAS WATER HEATER TIMER
WILL THE 'SMARTDEVICE' GAS WATER HEATER TIMER FIT ON EVERY WATER HEATER?
If you have one of the gas control valves shown below, the Gas Water Heater Timer will fit. For complete instructions on installing our 'SmartDevice'
CLICK HERE for: "Installation Instructions"
DOES A GAS WATER HEATER TIMER AFFECT MY PILOT LIGHT?
No... it's a 'SMARTDEVICE' - the pilot light always stays on.
| WILL I BE WITHOUT HOT WATER IF I USE A WATER HEATER TIMER?
NO. Even though the burner is shut off from the water heater timer you are not without hot water. You will have hot water stored for intermittent uses between timer settings.
CAN I USE A WATER HEATER TIMER FOR MY BUSINESS?
Yes... many businesses use a residential or light commercial water heater, in which case, the Gas Water Heater Timer would be a good application for saving money and energy resources.
DOES THE GAS WATER HEATER TIMER HAVE A WARRANTY?
Yes... the Gas Water Heater Timer comes with a 5-year limited warranty on the housing and motor for any defects in materials or workmanship. If for any reason the Gas Water Heater Timer does not perform due to any defects which occur during normal use within the warranty parameters, American Pacific will repair or replace the unit free of charge at our option, (less shipping).
ARE THERE ANY REBATES OR TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE FOR USING THIS GAS WATER HEATER TIMER?
American Pacific is applying to the EPA for an "Energy Star" listing under a requested "Programmable Controller" category and, if approved, there will be tax credits available to all eligible consumers!
IS THE 'SMARTDEVICE' GAS WATER HEATER TIMER COMPATIBLE WITH "HOME AUTOMATION" ELECTRONIC DEVICES?
YES… It will accept any "Home Automation" electronic timing device. After you have received it, simply unplug the mechanical timing device we have furnished... and plug in your own device, it is as simple as that! It's use will not affect the warranty.
ARE THERE ANY SAFETY ISSUES WHICH I SHOULD BE CONCERNED WITH WHEN USING A GAS WATER HEATER TIMER?
NO. There are no wiring or gas line modifications required. Simply remove the knob on the gas control valve, install the timer and plug it in. All internal components are UL tested and approved.
DOES A WATER HEATER TIMER REALLY SAVE ENERGY?
You decide! Imagine heating your water only 3 hours each day...perhaps 1-1/2 hours in the morning for bathing and 1-1/2 hours in the evening for kitchen and bathroom requirements, instead of 24/7. The water heater timer reduces gas burner usage by approximately 45 minutes each day or about 27,000 BTU.s of gas consumption by the average gas water heater in use today.
Annual reduced emissions of 1,154 lbs. of CO2 and 311 lbs. of carbon.
Sources: PG&E rate and EPA Energy Footprint
IS THE 'SMARTDEVICE' GAS WATER HEATER TIMER GREEN?
YES... We're listed with "SIERRA CLUB GREEN HOME" and "GREENPEOPLE"! Organizations of folks just like you who... Buy Green... Sell Green... Are Green!