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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS AIR-TO-WATER TECHNOLOGY?
Air-to-water technology is the process of converting water vapor in the air (humidity) to water. replicates this natural process of condensation by simulating the dew point, which allows it to make water continuously, even in low humidity conditions.
HOW MUCH WATER IS IN THE ATMOSPHERE? IS AIR VAPOR AN UNLIMITED RESOURCE?
There’s approximately 3100 cubic miles (mi3) or 12,900 cubic kilometers (km3) of water in the atmosphere. That’s almost enough water to fill all the Great Lakes of the United States. Water vapor is an unlimited resource constantly replenished by nature’s hydrologic cycle so extracting water from air can continue indefinitely without impacting the planet.
HOW DOES THE MACHINE FILTER IMPURITIES FROM THE AIR?
Skywater machines are equipped with an electrostatically antimicrobial air filter to remove impurities from the air. The water is further purified in later stages of the process with carbon filtering.
WHAT ARE THE BEST CONDITIONS TO MAKE WATER?
The two key ingredients to make water are humidity and temperature. For the best results, it’s important that your machine be located in a well-ventilated area. Ideal operating conditions are a temperature between 21º C to 32º C and relative humidity between 40% to 100%.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE’S LOW HUMIDITY IN THE AIR?
When the humidity is low, all air to water machines are challenged. Skywater machines are not designed for dry or cold climates and are not marketed there. Generally there are some days with low humidity even in ideal regions of the world, but Skywater’s patented adiabatic distillation will produce more water in varied climates than most air to water devices worldwide.
WHAT IS THE WARRANTY?
Skywater machines have a 2 year limited manufacturer warranty. Your local distributor offers regular maintenance and service plans.
WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF THE MACHINE?
With proper maintenance Skywater machines can operate for several years. Comparable to the life of a car or major appliance, the Skywater atmospheric water generator should last from 10 -15 years. There are very few moving parts. The lifespan of the machines will depend primarily on the maintenance of the compressor.
WHAT ARE THE POWER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MACHINE?
The Skywater® 300 runs on approximately 8-11.5 kilowatts per hour. It operates on 50hz or 60hz and either 208-260V (single phase) or 380-460V (3-phase). This power can be supplied directly from the grid or from a generator for portability.