November 15, 2018

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (November 15, 2018) Rinnai Corporation, manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, continues to increase the number of smart home devices that integrate with its products.  

In August 2018 Rinnai announced it was the first tankless water heater manufacturer to offer Amazon Alexa integration with its products. This groundbreaking innovation allows users to ask Alexa, “Alexa, ask Rinnai to start circulation” or say, “Alexa, tell Rinnai I want to take a shower,” and the Rinnai tankless water heater will spring into action.

Rinnai is continuing to lead the industry with the addition of Google Home support.  This allows users to control their tankless unit’s temperature as well as recirculation. Simply say, ‘OK Google, tell Rinnai to set temperature to 120 degrees” or “OK Google, tell Rinnai I need hot water.”  Controlling a unit’s temperature for comfort and convenience is the newest voice-enabled feature available for Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

The enhanced Control-R™ 2.0 module with smart home integration features more than 20 available voice commands to activate the recirculation system or select a favorite temperature. 

In addition to smart home technology, the Control-R™ 2.0 mobile app has built-in timers and schedules allowing for multiple on/off recirculation periods throughout the day.  Schedules stored locally on the Control-R module operate with or without a constant Wi-Fi connection.  The app also allows users to remotely put the system into vacation mode when they are away or activate the system on demand without a schedule.   

“At Rinnai, we have a continued commitment to product innovation in the category. We have more smart home device additions on the horizon as we strive to be fully integrated across the many device options available to homeowners to help run their households,” said Mark Buss, Vice President of Marketing for Rinnai.

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