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Smart Aquastat Control 32

$229.95$236.95

Product Info

Leridian Dynamics, Inc. fourth generation flow meter based, “on demand” Smart Aquastat Control 32 for homes with dedicated recirculation loops and tankless style water heaters or anyone who wishes to control the hot water loop temperature based on an absolute temperature rather than the temperature differential. This controller can be configured and upgraded with your smart phone and supports “Live Data,” “Smart Timers,” and logging.

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(3 customer reviews)

The Smart Recirculation Control comes with a 90 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.  If after installing the Smart Recirculation Control you are dissatisfied FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER with the performance of the Smart Recirculation Control, simply package up the unit and return it to us with a note explaining what about the product you are dissatisfied with and we will refund your purchase price, minus the original shipping charges.  This guarantee only applies to our controllers. AquaMotion Pumps and AMK-ODR valves are excluded from this guarantee once they have been installed.

  • Free shipping to US and Canada on orders over $150.00.
  • Usually ships within 2 business days.

All of our installation guides can be found on the Installation Guides page. 

Customer Reviews

3 reviews for Smart Aquastat Control 32

  1. Mark S. (verified owner)

    Just installed device. Seems to be working as expected.Solved a problem. Glad I found this product.

  2. Chris M. (verified owner)

    This is the best controller on the market, and it took me months to find it. We had previously had a recirculating pump and controller and loved it. An unrelated accident killed the controller, Original manufacturer was out of business. So trying to replace it I had some very specific things I wanted it to do.I actually came across “Smart Recirculation Control” and had e-mailed the company to see if they could customize one of there controllers. To my surprise I received an email back the next day they had a controller that already did what I wanted and more. I had just missed it as they make several controllers for different solutions. This controller gives you truly on demand control as wells the ability to schedule many timer controls. We love it!
    Chris

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  3. John G. (verified owner)

    simply outstanding

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Description

Demand-Sensing Hot Water Recirculation Control

Smart Aquastat Control for Homes with a Dedicated Recirculation Loop

✓ Implements LEED for homes V4 requirements for hot water recirculation pump controls

✓  Configurable via Bluetooth Enabled Smart Phone App

✓  See real-time flow and temperature values via Live Data™

✓  Proudly designed and made in the U.S.A.*

The Smart Aquastat Control 32 is an on-demand smart hot water recirculating pump controller for homes with tankless water heaters and a dedicated circulation loop (if you don’t have a dedicated recirculation loop check out our Smart Thermostatic Control).  It is designed to sense when hot water is drawn from any plumbing fixture and to run the recirculation pump until the water in the recirculation loop reaches the programmed temperature. The microprocessor-based design monitors the temperature of the water returning in the recirculation loop to ensure the water in the loop stays hot while hot water is being used.

The Smart Aquastat Control 32 will work with all types of water heaters but was specifically designed to work with tankless water heaters. While tankless water heaters are good at producing a never-ending supply of hot water, they are only capable of increasing the temperature of the water at a certain rate.

Even the large 200k BTU units, for example, are only rated as being able to increase the water temperature by 40F° at 6 GPM or 80F° at 3GPM. So if you are starting with 60°F water, you can get 100°F water at 6GPM or 140°F water at 3 GPM (this is just an example, home water heaters should never be set higher than 120°F to avoid scalding issues).

But if your hot water line has sat and is cold and you want to get hot water out to your fixtures quickly your recirculation loop may employ a 12 GPM pump which only allows the heater to produce a 20F° rise in temperature. So the first time through the temperature will increase from 60°F to 80°F and on the second pass from 80°F to 100°F.

The ultimate solution to this problem is to install a small 5-gallon tank water heater after the tankless water heater. Not only does this provide an immediate supply of 120°F water to recirculate, but it also acts as a buffer tank for the tankless water heater to eliminate the dreaded “cold water sandwich”. Barring that, the best solution is to use the Smart Aquastat Control as it runs the pump until the temperature of the water at the end of the recirculation loop reaches the controller temperature set point.

To operate go to any faucet and turn the hot water on then off.  The Smart Aquastat Control senses this minimal draw checks the water temperature in the loop, and if necessary, starts the pump running.  Within seconds the water loop is hot and you are able to draw hot water.

Because the Smart Aquastat Control uses the demand of hot water to know when to run the pump, it works even when your washing machine or dishwasher needs hot water.  Unlike other on-demand hot water systems, there is no need to install switches or sensors at each faucet location and run wires or maintain wireless transceivers.

The Controller also has a set of “Smart Timers” that can be used to heat the circulation loop on a schedule.  The Smart Aquastat Control only runs the pump until the water line is heated up to the programmed temperature.

Of course, outside of the timer periods, the controller will still run the pump on demand. The Smart Timers are disabled if the controller doesn’t sense a hot water draw within 24 hours.  So if you go on vacation and forget to manually disable them, no worries, they will turn themselves off and re-enable as soon as it senses a hot water draw.

The “Smart Timers”  are set via your Android or iPhone smart device.

Download Android App  Android app from Leridian Dynamics for Smart Recirculation Control

Download iPhone App  iPhone app from Leridian Dynamics for Smart Recirculation Control

Additional information

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