Rinnai Showcases Industry’s First Wi-Fi Connectivity to Gas Tankless Water Heaters at 2016 International Builder’s Show

Published: January 12, 2016

Categories: Manufacturer News

Top tankless water heater manufacturer highlights latest innovations at Booth #C1821

Peachtree City, Georgia, January 12, 2016 - Rinnai America, the number-one selling brand of tankless water heaters in the United States and Canada, is showcasing its latest innovations in water heating and home heating at this year’s NAHB International Builder’s Show® (Booth #C1821), as well as introducing wireless connectivity for its new and existing tankless water heaters dating back as far as ten years - the industry's first wireless connectivity for gas tankless water heaters.

“Home automation is a major theme for IBS this year. Our Wi-Fi module and app is the first of its kind to bring gas tankless water heaters into this exciting arena,” said Susan Mittelbrun, Vice President of Marketing at Rinnai America Corporation. “IBS is the perfect stage to highlight our products that move our industry forward into the 21st century.”

Rinnai’s Demand Duo™ was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Best of IBS Awards for its high-performing commercial hybrid water heating system, which is a combination of Rinnai’s 199,000 BTU, Energy Star-certified C199 condensing commercial tankless water heater with a durable 119-gallon tankdesigned to handle the demands of businesses. Award winners will be announced at the Best of IBS Awards event on the last day of the trade show.

Additionally, Rinnai has signed on as a sponsor of Builder magazine’s Responsive Home Project, a two-home project including a contemporary transitional home and a contemporary farmhouse. Unveiling at IBS, both homes will feature Rinnai’s Ultra Series Tankless Water Heater to help match the home’s purpose - new construction for the millennial generation who seek energy-efficiency with design.

Rinnai America Corporation recently announced that 2015 was its best year ever, with record-breaking unit sales and revenue, the company’s second consecutive year with all-time high performance.

Rinnai has also partnered with the American Gas Association (AGA) to showcase its gas water heating and heating products at AGA’s booth #C2615.

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PRODUCTS SHOWCASED AT BOOTH #C1821

Water Heating Products

Ultra Series RUR98i

The RUR98i features a breakthrough in recirculation technology that allows users to get an endless supply of hot water faster, while saving time, money and natural resources. The Ultra Series RUR models come equipped with an integrated pump, internal bypass line inside the unit and thermal bypass valve provided in the box, and will work with or without a dedicated recirculation line. 

Ultra Series RUC98i

Rinnai’s RUC98i model is the first tankless water heater in the industry that allows for both concentric and PVC/CPVC venting from the same unit, giving installers and dealers more venting options right out of the box. Installers and dealers can now know that the model they’ve specified or have on-hand will be compatible with whichever venting installation is preferred or required when they arrive on the jobsite. 

Ultra Series RUCS75i

This latest addition expands Rinnai’s Ultra Series condensing line with mid- and lower-range maximum BTU units. These new models offer condensing efficiency and a lower price point for installations that don’t require high BTUs, such as smaller single-family homes and multifamily residential projects. 

Luxury Series RL94i

Rinnai’s Luxury Series offers the highest output of Rinnai’s non-condensing line. Its Circ-Logic Technology allows homeowners to set recirculation patterns that coincide with their hot water usage patterns. This model is optimal for larger homes and light commercial projects. 

Value Series V94i

The Value Series V94i delivers the perfect combination of comfort and value, while providing homeowners with an endless supply of hot water, energy savings, a space-saving design and environmental benefits. The NEW V94i / V94e at 199,000 BTU and V94Xi at 192,000 BTU the V94i offers confidence-boosting reliability at an inviting price. 

RH180 Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater

Rinnai’s tank-tankless water heater pairs an innovative, on-demand tankless system with an ample 40-gallon storage tank, blending the benefits of advanced technology with simple supply. 

Heating Products

Condensing Boilers E110C & E50C

The E Series Combi Boilers are ideal for homes with limited baths and provide heating and hot water in one compact unit. The E50C was designed specifically for multifamily applications with up to 1 ½ baths and require no secondary piping or closely spaced tees. 

Vent-Free Fan Convector FC510

The Vent-Free Fan Convector is designed to give you an unmatched level of carefree coziness. It’s a unique vent-free product that self-adjusts to keep the temperature in the room consistent and wonderfully comfortable. The FC510 is a cost-effective, supplemental heating solution for nearly every living space. 

EnergySaver® Direct Vent Wall Furnace EX22CN

The EnergySaver® Direct Vent Wall Furnace model EX22C can transform any living space – from basement to sunroom, or even a whole home – with self-adjusting heat that keeps room temperature consistent, from floor to ceiling. Rinnai’s unique modulating technology can respond immediately to even the smallest temperature fluctuations adjusting within seconds to maintain the pre-set temperature. 

Commercial Water Heating Products

Tankless Wall-Hanging Rack TRW02

With Rinnai’s Tankless Rack Systems (wall mount or freestanding) you can use multiple units together to provide anywhere from 15,200 to 4.9 million BTU – enough to replace even large boilers. Our new Commercial ENERGY STAR® certified C199 Commercial Condensing Tankless Water Heaters, which come standard on the Tankless Wall-Hanging Rack, are dedicated commercial tankless models, precision engineered to produce an endless supply of hot water for even the most demanding applications— from restaurants to hotels to multifamily residences to schools and more. 

Demand Duo Commercial Hybrid System - 2016 Best of IBS Awards Finalist

The Rinnai Demand Duo Commercial Hybrid Water Heating System gives building owners’ customers exactly what they’re looking for: Hot water performance that meets peak demand with a supply that goes the distance. Combining the on-demand, continuous supply technology of tankless with an energy-efficient 119-gallon storage tank, the Demand Duo is the perfect solution for direct replacement of most traditional 100/199 commercial standard and high efficiency tanks. Demand Duo features the following product specifications:

6-year heat exchanger / tank, 5-year parts and up to 2 years labor* warranty

Built standard with C199 Commercial Tankless Water Heater: Commercial ENERGY STAR® certified with 96% Thermal Efficiency; Ultra Low NOx compliant; 199,000 BTU

Integrated temperature controller that provides 98°F to 185°F

First Hour Rating: 315 gal / Recovery: 231 gal (@ 100°F T)

Multiple venting options

About Rinnai

Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in the United States and Canada. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $2.8 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai’s entire product line, visit rinnai.us.