Sio Green IR30 is a point of use tankless electric water heater that uses infrared technology to provide hot water for your kitchen sink or your pool shower. It is a very popular product among point of use electric water heaters, thanks to its infrared technology. But what is to this technology? Let’s have a closer look and find out!
Energy Savings & Performance
Sio Green IR30 is perceived as a new generation of tankless electric water heater because it uses infrared technology to heat up water. When manufacturing this product, the use of metals in its coils of heating elements has been avoided in order to prevent any kinds of corrosion. The material used in heating elements is mainly quartz and the main source of power is electricity. Also, the use of quartz and infrared energy instead of metal elements helps to prevent the build-up of any hard water deposits which leads to less maintenance.
The working principle of the system is very simple and focuses on eliminating any standby energy losses. When a hot water tap is turned on, flow sensors of the unit forwards this information to the temperature controller so that when water is passing through the quartz tubes it is heated up to the desired temperature. This happens only when a water flow has been detected and the system goes back to standby mode when the flow stops in order not to waste any energy.
Furthermore, Sio Green IR30 features 4 power modes that you can choose upon depending on your needs. The current can be adjusted from 8 amps to 30 amps resulting in 0.85 kW to 3.4 kW of power, respectively. In addition to these power modes, the unit comes with a water flow regulator which enables you to set the temperature very easily and monitor it on the unit’s LCD screen.
The average flow rate of the unit is around 1 gallon per minute which is more than enough for a single point of use application.
Design & Installation
Sio Green IR30 POU tankless electric water heater is almost the size of a shoebox. It is 13.5 x 8.5 x 3 inches and only 6.4 pounds which means that it can be installed almost anywhere since it almost does not take up any space at all. However, it may be a good idea to install it close to the shower or sink that you will use it with because closer range means quicker hot water. The further you place the unit the more time it will require for the heated water to travel to the appliance.
In order not to void the warranty of the unit, it must be installed by a qualified and licensed professional in accordance with all national and local codes depending on where you live. Before you get the unit installed, do not forget to make sure that your home has sufficient electrical power available to meet the maximum amperage load. You will need an electric panel with a minimum amperage of 100A and 120 V. In spite of the fact that you will have to pay for the installation of the unit, Sio Green IR30 is quite simple to install.
One of the things we most like about Sio Green IR30 is that it comes with 2 years of pro-rated warranty. So, if you decide that you are not happy with this product within two years, you will be offered a free replacement or your money back.
Moreover, you will not need to worry about voiding your warranty due to lack of maintenance since this unit does not need maintenance at all. As we have already mentioned above, the infrared technology avoids and kinds of scale buildup and therefore does not create any need for cleaning or maintaining the unit.
- Budget-friendly and cost-effective
- Ultra practical use
- No corrosion and no limescale build up
- Saves a lot of space
- Simple installation
- No need for maintenance
- 2 years pro-rated warranty
- Should be installed by a professional
- Can be used for one appliance at a time only
Sio Green IR30 Review Wrap up
Sio Green IR30 electric tankless water heater is one of the best choices on the market in case you are looking for a point of use water heater for your office sink or for your RV. It is budget friendly on top of its high performance. We highly recommend that you try this beast out for your point of use application!