Energy, money, and space are a few savings that come immediately to mind when considering what you will save with a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater.
There is an energy-devouring monster lurking in your basement. Its mode of operation is simple and boring: it heats and reheats the same basin of water all day long—expending valuable energy that’s lost as soon as the water cools. The only way to beat this monster is to install an energy-efficient tankless water heater that heats water when you need it, not when you don’t.
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Recently, Forbes.com published an overview of energy savings when using a tankless water heater. When a faucet is opened to “hot” in a home using a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, water travels through pipes to a heating element and then out of the faucet spout. As long as you have the hot water faucet open, hot water will flow to where you need it. Flow rates vary according to the model installed in a home, and Rinnai’s product line includes a range of options for large and small dwellings. In some instances of larger households, it might be beneficial to install two or more tankless water heaters to handle the specific demands of a large family. These demands could include running showers, laundry and dishwashers simultaneously.
Comparing Costs Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters
According to Energy.gov, a household using less than 41 gallons of water a day could see up to 34 percent more energy efficiency by using a tankless water heater.
In researching tankless water heaters, you may notice a price difference between tankless water heaters and standard tank water heaters. According to Energy.gov, tankless water heaters last upwards of 20 years, while standard tank water heaters last half as long. With proper maintenance, the longevity of your tankless water heater might extend even farther. Also, take into consideration the reclaimed space provided by a tankless water heater. Because of their smaller size, you might have more installation options, freeing up valuable space in a basement, garage, or storage closet.
Special Features of Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters
Throughout the Rinnai product line of tankless water heaters, you will find options that fit the needs of your family. Whether you have specific venting needs, output needs, or convenience needs, Rinnai has a model for you. With Rinnai’s Amazon Alexa integration, you can ask Alexa to start hot water recirculation in advance of a shower or bath. With Google Home integration, temperature as well as recirculation can be controlled for maximum comfort. Using the Control-R™ 2.0 mobile app, you will have more than 20 voice commands you can use to control your hot water, including preferred temperature setting and on/off schedule. Rinnai’s on/off scheduling capability through the Control-R™ 2.0 mobile app provides an opportunity for even greater energy efficiency. Not to mention, Rinnai America Corporation was the first water heating manufacturer to integrate with Samsung SmartThings. With the SmartThings new Water Heater category, homeowners can activate their recirculation system by adding into their favorite scenes and daily routines.