Project Background

Heating water is typically the one of the largest use of energy in a home. Despite its
resource intensity, the hot water delivery system is seldom an area of significant focus
when constructing a home. As a result, many homes today are built with poor
performing, inefficient hot water delivery systems that take minutes to deliver hot
water to the point of use and waste large amounts of energy and water in the process.
Approximately 10 to 15 percent of the energy use associated with a hot water delivery
system is wasted in distribution losses. Studies have shown that the average home
wastes more than 3,650 gallons of water per year waiting for hot water to arrive at the
point of use.

In this project, we have included the usage of IR Sensors to efficiently reduce the
amount of water and electricity wastage compared to the normal usage of water and
electricity in regular hot showers.