The Andris Lux ECO range is the latest set of small heaters from Ariston. Ariston are already the largest supplier to the UK market of electric waters heaters of 30 litres or less, and there is no doubt this new set of appliances will further increase their dominance. The standard Andris Lux range is already very popular because of its compact size, ease of installation, and low running costs, but the ECO range brings a new set of advantages over the competition.
The warranty period on the tank has been increased from 3 years to 4 years, which shows confidence that the titanium enamelled tank and the copper element can deliver improved protection against corrosion and an extended product life.
The new range costs more than the old range (surprise!). But the good news is that it incorporates a system called ‘ECO EVO’ which learns how the heater is used on a daily basis and uses predictive algorithms to heat the water ready for when you need it. When you first install, it, it then takes the next week to learn your usage patterns enough that it can start making accurate predictions, and from that point onwards it continues to learn and improve its accuracy. The result is that by preparing the right amount of hot water at the right temperature and at the right time, it should save you around 15% of your energy costs compared to other heaters without this functionality, so any increase in purchase cost will be repaid many times over during the lifetime of the heater. Although it is set to ‘on’ by default, it is possible to deactivate this feature if you do not like it. Like the previous range, it of course retains its A Class energy rating.
The Andris Lux Eco also has what it calls a ‘thermal disinfection cycle”, which is a smart safeguard against the possible development of legionella bacteria. By default, this is disabled, but can be simply enabled at installation time (or subsequently).
With the upgraded 2.5kW element, the Eco has excellent reheat times – just 30 minutes to heat from 15 to 60 degrees for the 30 litre model. And if you live in an area where limescale is a problem, you will be interested to know that it can detect high levels of limescale build up, and it puts itself into a reduced functionality mode to prevent damage, until you descale it.
So all in all, the Andris Lux ECO is quite a remarkable, and versatile electric water heater, which is a very significant step forward from the standard Andris Lux range. If you need any more information on it (or on any other water heaters) just give us a call on 01934 253600 or have an online chat with one of our experts at https://electricaldealsdirect.co.uk