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Delta Dore Reveals ONSEN™, the First ‘AI Hot Water Manager’
January 9, 2020 News

 

Delta Dore will reveal its latest Smart Home innovation, ONSEN™ – The AI Hot Water Manager that is designed to transform a regular electric water heater into a smart one. With ONSEN™ and its intelligent and user-friendly app, everything from daily consumption, price per shower, to scheduling a hot shower will be available at the touch of a button. So, this will help everyone to forget about cold showers.

Delta Dore with its capability in cutting-edge technology, addresses the common issue of insufficient hot water that affects 36% of households. Users can now control their second largest electricity expenditure in the household, hot water. The AI Hot Water Manager promises that in 2020, cold showers are the past.

ONSEN is operated by artificial intelligence to promise comfort, learning a family’s shower habits and kick-starting the water heater, which typically only heats during the night. On certain days, hot water is required more than usual, like after weekly sports activities. For the ‘out of the ordinary’ showers or the arrival of house guests, the ONSENapp is able to let the users know the availability of hot water at any given time and/or manually schedule hot showers if needed, also receiving a smartphone notifications when ready.

Delta Dore, smart home specialist, has been in the business for 50 years and knows that saving costs and energy is best achieved by adjusting daily habits and optimising time-variant electricity pricing. Therefore, with the ONSENTM app and patented AI technology, users are now able to track – in real time – their hot water and electricity consumption, set up timers or competitions between users to reduce unnecessary long shower times and deliver the right quantity of hot water at the most cost-effective times, which controlling their budget better than before.

Together with the smartphone app, Delta Dore’s ONSENTM line features a stylish and user-friendly remote control that is to be kept in the bathroom to greet a particular household member, select a different user, offer instant visibility on the availability of hot water, so evoking a natural awareness of consumption. ONSENTM is also made up of a universal small device that is easily and discreetly installed next to any existing electric water heater.

“On the one hand, we have water, which is now a scarce resource that we must preserve. On the other hand, for our daily hygiene, we use energy, often electricity, to heat it, which causes harmful pollution to our planet. At Delta Dore, we provide the necessary tools to act, so that every user can limit usage or, in any case, make it as virtuous as possible. Our objective is to help households make a successful energy transition. Our solutions, such as ONSENTM, allow consumers to better control their consumption, as well as their budget, while gaining in comfort,” emphasizes Pascal Portelli, Chairman of the Management Board of Delta Dore.

“ONSENTM paves the way towards a collaborative approach to managing energy savings. It’s designed to meet the various environmental challenges related to the use of domestic hot water – the second largest item of electricity expenditure in households – and integrating Artificial Intelligence is an essential element in identifying and anticipating the multiple user needs,” explains Nicolas Limare, Director of Product Strategy, UX, Design and Marketing at Delta Dore. 

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