Brits could save £150 on hot water under new scheme – but there’s a catch

EXPERTS have come up with a clever new way to save people money to heat water – and it involves mini computers.

Households will have to agree to a small compute server being installed on their hot water tank.

HeataHeata compute server attaches to your existing water tank[/caption]

Anyone with a laptop will know how hot they can get.

Huge server centres are known from generating a lot of heat and companies usually have to pay quite a bit to keep them cool.

But a British start-up has developed a genius alternative idea to make good use of all that heat.

Put the servers next to people’s water tanks so it can gain from the high temperature that comes off.

Heata, the company behind it, claims that the device can deliver up to 4.8kWh of hot water per day.

For the average household this is 80 per cent of its hot water energy consumption.

A special thermal transfer mechanism makes it all possible.

Heata will pay for the electricity used to power the compute server using a meter.

All you have to do is allow it the space and let the device access your broadband to send a small amount of data.

And your existing tank doesn’t need to be replaced.

The catch is that only some people can join as part of a trial.

“The trial is scheduled to last a year,” the site says.

“At the end of the trial you might be able to continue being part of the heata network, depending on how things go.”

It’s also worth noting, you can’t use device as a processor for your own computing needs – it’s used by businesses and only there to heat your water.

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