No more cold water while waiting for a tankless water heater to kick in

No more cold water while waiting for a tankless water heater to kick in

A tankless or on-demand water heater is a great way to save energy and have endless hot water, but homeowners used to have to understand how they worked.

Even when the heater kicks on and supplies hot water, there's cold water sitting in the lines. That cold water has to get out of the pipes before the hot water can reach the shower or faucet.

"There has long been a misconception that when you get a tankless water heater you will have hot water right when you turn on the tap. While tankless water heaters are 'on-demand' and only heat hot water when it is needed, the hot water still has to travel through the pipes to the fixture. Rinnai's new Ultra Series RUR models provide the 'faster hot water' that homeowners are looking for with the endless supply of hot water and up to .96 Energy Factor and ENERGY STAR qualifications, as well as providing contractors with an easier, more cost effective recirculation option and more venting options on the same unit."

Rinnai has introduced a new line of condensing tankless water heaters that feature a breakthrough in recirculation technology to help users save time, money and natural resources. Along with the recently introduced dual venting options on interior units the newest additions to the Ultra Series condensing tankless water heater family, come equipped with an integrated pump, internal bypass line and thermal bypass valve, and will work with either a dedicated return line or a crossover valve.

"There has long been a misconception that when you get a tankless water heater you will have hot water right when you turn on the tap," said Joe Holliday, director of business and product development at Rinnai. "While tankless water heaters are 'on-demand' and only heat hot water when it is needed, the hot water still has to travel through the pipes to the fixture. Rinnai's new Ultra Series RUR models provide the 'faster hot water' that homeowners are looking for with the endless supply of hot water and up to .96 Energy Factor and ENERGY STAR qualifications, as well as providing contractors with an easier, more cost effective recirculation option and more venting options on the same unit."

Read about another way to have instant hot water with your current water heater.

Unlike other tankless water heaters that offer recirculation, the Ultra Series RUR models do not require a dedicated return line or a complex and expensive building of system components by the contractor. The Rinnai RUR solutions offer everything the contractor needs right in the unit and in the box.

The Ultra Series RUR models can be installed using crossover technology, which utilizes a thermal bypass valve supplied in the box. Through this thermal bypass valve, along with the integrated pump and internal bypass line, the Ultra Series RUR models of tankless water heaters deliver hot water faster, leading to less water wasted and less natural resources used. In addition, the premium MC-195T digital controller, which is included as a standard feature, allows the user to save on gas utility bills by scheduling multiple recirculation events throughout the day to align with usage patterns.

The RUR98i/RUR98e and the RUC90i/RU90e will be available for purchase through Rinnai wholesale distribution in January 2015. 

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Topics: Energy Star, Water Heaters, Water Saving Devices

Companies: Rinnai


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