Xiaomi has launched Viomi Smart Gas Water Heater 1A in China under the Youpin crowdfunding platform. It has been manufactured by Xiaomi’s ecological chain company, Viomi Electrical Technology Co. Ltd, reports GizmoChina. The product is available through the Youpin crowdfunding platform and is priced RMB 899 (approximately Rs 9,000). It is expected to start shipping from September 27.
The Viomi Smart Gas Water Heater 1A takes normal gas water heater to another level with a digital LED display screen and smart app control. The digital LED display screen shows the water temperature in real-time, whereas the smart app control can be used to adjust the temperature from a connected smartphone.
Additionally, the Viomi Smart Gas Water Heater 1A is also equipped with digital thermostat technology. The heater is claimed to achieve accurate temperature control of ±1 °C.
The heater has a main chamber with a gas burner. It burns gas to convert chemical energy to heat. The water intake pipe connected to water supply uses the heat to warm water. The Viomi Smart Gas Water Heater 1A also has a hot water outlet as well as a gas intake valve in the middle.
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The smart part about Viomi Smart Gas Water Heater 1A is that the water flow is detected by a sensor that ignites the gas burner. The gas valve according to company can automatically adjust to the rate of water flow. Moreover, there are built-in energy-saving features as well. The water heater has a 13-litre flow rate capacity and can supply 13-litre hot water per minute.