How HydroFlow Saves the Aina
We all know how important it is for us to conserve our natural resources and protect the environment. This is especially true when you think about the limited amount of land we have living on an island. Yet, when large appliances, hot water heaters and solar panels wear out, we have no recourse but to add to our landfills. And the fact is, our landfills are filling up and we need solutions.
Nano Tek-On director Harald von Sydow understands this serious problem. Always up on the latest technology, von Sydow recognizes the importance of the state’s recently passed a law that requires newly built homes to include solar panels. Solar hot water is an expensive venture and not that old a process. So why are we seeing solar panels in the landfill? Shouldn’t they last many, many years?
“Lime scale builds up wherever water is used and if there is heat and/or pressure exchange, it builds up heavier and faster,” von Sydow explained. “With solar panels, lime scale attaches to the pipes. Eventually, crusts (crystals) form inside the pipes and around the joints, decreasing efficiency. The homeowner is now seeing his water and electric bill going up. The crystals expand with the heat from the sun and contract at night when it’s cooler. Eventually, welded places will break and leaks will occur. The old unit goes to the landfill and the homeowner has to get a new one — years before the equipment should be wearing out.
“With the water tank and/or hot water heater, minerals in the water — minerals are heavier than water — sink to the bottom of the tank forming a paste that eventually corrodes causing the tank to leak,” he continued. “The tank ends up in the landfill long before its time.”
Is there a way to stop this cycle and do something positive to save our aina and the solar hot water systems that are saving energy and dollars?
This is where one of the latest technological advances, HydroFlow, plays an important role, von Sydow said. HydroFlow is a system that prevents the buildup of limescale inside the pipes and around the joints, where there is the greatest temperature and pressure exchange.
“This same technology keeps all the water particles in suspension preventing minerals from settling on the bottom of the hot water tank,” he explained. “The HydroFlow system breaks up deposits and corrosion and washes them away, and it does this for all the plumbing and water-using appliances in a home or business.”
And while this may sound expensive, von Sydow said the price is “actually quite reasonable.”
“HydroFlow can double the life of your hot-water solar system, and cut your electricity and water costs,” he promised. “And, we can explain how to install it yourself or we can do it for you.”
Nano Tek-On specializes in environmentally friendly surface treatments, including sealants for glass and natural stone, antimicrobial coatings and self-cleaning surfaces. To learn more about HydroFlow, call 395-2996 or visit www.nanotekhi .com.