After facing evident decline for several years, taking a shower has become the mantra for daily hygiene. Innovations in sanitary facilities has resulted in an explosion of the number of showers taken in the world every day. It is estimated that each household takes between 8 to 12 showers per week and uses minimum 60 liters of water. Out of which, hot water alone consumes around 50% of the household energy expenditure.
A startup from Lambesc, named Solable designs is up with a smart environmentally friendly solution that is very low cost, includes renewable energy for heating domestic hot water with LaDouche. It is the first thermocycler, smart water heater which has been awarded an Innovation Award at CES 2017.
LaDouche is a water heater that harvests excess heat from the greywater that goes down the plughole and transfers it to the cold Clearwater. This system connects the Clearwater and greywater from the shower, without using the precious energy again to heat the cold water. As a result saving 80 per cent of the energy cost.
It is a tankless device, hence capitalizes on every inch of the available space in the bathroom. Furthermore, designed with a towel warmer, it’s able to save you some of your hard earned money too. Since LaDouche is Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connected, it will keep you updated regarding the water quantity as well as the energy consumed by your shower, through the screen on the machine or on your smartphone. This information will help a great deal in saving water and energy.
Kids particularly will love it the most because they’ll enjoy an uninterrupted supply of hot water. Apart from this, LaDouche can prove very useful particularly in public showers.