Water heaters aren’t usually contenders for technology awards, but the Trutankless by Bollente Companies was named Best Home Technology Product for 2014 by the National Association of Home Builders. The compact wall-mounted unit packs 24 feet of stainless steel coil into a six-foot-long heating unit, saving up to nine square feet of space over traditional tanks. Producing 7.5 gallons of hot water per minute, it can supply an entire house and handle multiple fixtures simultaneously. But its most innovative feature is an interface with home automation and smartphones. Homeowners can control temperature, usage, and maintenance online. A “customer concierge” helps you select the right model and locate an installer. Units start at $1,295.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.