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Caught off guard by a cold rain shower? Then how about a nice warm bath?

Only, if you’ve got a continuous flow heater at home, the thought of your electricity bill might make you reconsider.

Because traditional devices regularly heat water when we don’t need it. And since heat inevitably escapes through them, our energy bills go up.

Now a Portuguese startup wants to change all that using a smart plug which can be fitted to standard appliances. A sensor is clipped to the hot water pipe and learns when you require hot water.

Data is sent by WiFi to a smart socket adapter where the heater is plugged in. Meaning no more wasted heat. Additional times can be programmed through an app. Smart.

Update 09/2023: The startup Klugitenergy seems to be out of business.

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