EnergySmart Electric Water Heater Controller


(Beckwith) #1

Anyone tried this device? Not much information but sounds interesting:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_612026-135-6911211_0__?productId=50292493


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(Matt Carlson) #2

Hey Beckwith - the Iris controller from Lowe’s you referred to only works with new, Iris-enabled tanks (also conveniently sold at Lowe’s) that cost $200 more than standard tanks. Aquanta is designed to retrofit on most water heaters already out there.
Obviously I have an agenda but though I would point that out!
Matt


#3

The Iris module is using a standard form factor and my State water heater has the receptacle for this but I don’t use Iris. Does anyone know of a more generic module in this form factor?


(Bruce Robertson) #4

I am also interested in this. I have a compatible water heater. Anyone want to develop a device handler?


(Tim) #5

The Lowe’s website says the water heater controller works with SmartThings. I installed it today, connected to my home network (confirmed), yet SmartThings does not find the controller. I can’t find any custom device handlers. Anyone happen to have any ideas on how to connect to SmartThings?


#6

Lowes has announced the demise of their Iris service and are pointing folks to smartthings as an alternative. I found this thread about the water heater controller. Does anyone know if this unit can be supported?

I recently purchased one of these and use the scheduling feature to reduce energy use during high-demand time-of-day periods. Scheduling requires the iris service.

From what I can tell with some snooping around, the device was likely manufactured by AlertMe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlertMe)