Best in Show at IBS: The Micro-CHP
The International Builders’ Show has an contest each year for “best product,” and the 2020 winner for Best in Show is the Enginuity Micro-CHP, which is a souped-up water heater that produces electricity. Evaluating more than 350 entries in nine categories, 28 industry and media judges considered the products’ innovation, functionality, design and builder/consumer friendliness to make the list. The Micro-CHP also won Best Energy Efficient Product and Best Home Technology Product.
Micro-CHP; photo copyright Enginuity Power Systems
The idea is to replace your gas hot water heater with the Micro-CHP and cut your power bill. Here’s an explanation from the Enginuity Power Systems website:
“Providing power for the system is our patented ‘mirror-balanced’ four-stroke opposed piston engine. This quiet running, efficient engine makes the most of every cubic foot of natural gas, turning this clean fuel into energy right where the energy is needed, and heating your home’s water with ease.
So, reduce your use of the grid without having to give up comfort and convenience, and save big on your electric bills at the same time. Check with your local energy supplier to see what rebates and incentives they have for combined heat and power.”
Find out more about the Micro-CHP by visiting Enginuity.