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With hoterway you won't wait anymore for hot water in the beginning of your shower. Save Water, Energy, Time and Money.
48 backers pledged €26,241 to help bring this project to life.
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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

Hoterway eliminates the waiting time normally experienced when opening the shower tap, providing hot water right from the first second. The built-in thermal battery supplies heat at a constant rate in the beginning of the shower heating the water instantaneously until hot water arrives from the heater. The thermal battery will then initiate the charging phase by absorbing heat from the hot water stream. The innovative technology of the thermal battery ensures that both processes (charge/discharge) occur at nearly constant temperature and then a thermostatic shower mixer (included with Hoterway) corrects the small changes of temperature, providing water at the desired temperature during the whole shower.

 

Hoterway has a minimalist design with a brushed stainless steel body that makes it aesthetically compatible with most bathrooms. 

Hoterway is built using high quality materials and each part was optimised considering high standards of functionality and durability.

 

 How does hoterway works?

Hoterway's thermal battery charges during the shower by absorbing heat from the hot water stream. In the beginning of the next shower the stored heat is used to heat the cold water stagnated in the pipes until hot water arrives again from the heater to charge the Hoterway.

With Hoterway you don't have to wait again watching clean water going down the drain.

 

 

Easy installation

Hoterway is a do it yourself product that requires 3 easy installation steps. It's compatible with conventional shower mixers, shower columns and shower baths.

  

Hoterway Smart

Hoterway smart is a pack that includes a built-in smart box with sensors that collect temperature and water flow data during your bath in real time. This information is then available on your smartphone through our APP (IOS and Android) where you can check your savings (water, energy and money) on a specific day, week, month or year. The smart box is also standalone so that you don't have to plug any cable to your hoterway. With hoterway smart you can take a smart shower every day.

 

Our Rewards

 

Hoterway as a gift

If you want to offer Hoterway, order it and inform us about it. We will send you a gift voucher with the name of the person you want to offer it to and the estimate delivery day. 

Our Stretch Goals

 

The Project Timeline 

 

Our prototypes

 

Our Team 

To Our Backers  

This crowdfunding campaign represents a turning point for which we have been working from more than 2 years.  

World's most important problems like water scarcity and excessive energy consumption of buildings (related emissions) request a strong action. Hoterway can help saving significant quantities of water and energy. This crowdfunding campaign will allow us to develop and manufacture production tools and assembly lines that will turn this project into a reality. We need you. 

Waste is real, but so is Hoterway. Thank you!


 

 

Risks and challenges

Hoterway is fully validated in real installations where it shows the capacity to provide 8 kW of constant thermal power capacity during 120 seconds.
The development is now focused in the optimization of the thermal insulation. Currently hoterway capacity decreases to 80 seconds after 24 hours and the theoretical value indicates 90 seconds which is still a challenge for the team.
We have, however, the possibility to over-size the heat exchanger in order to compensate this additional thermal loss, therefore minimising the risks.

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