January 20, 2014

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Jan. 20th, 2014) — Start spreading the news, Rinnai America Corporation (Booth #8309) is debuting its latest water-heating innovation, the Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater, and is announcing its complete line of venting solutions at the  Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition (Booth #8309), Jan. 21-23, in New York.

“AHR Expo is the ideal platform to showcase our latest water-heating and home-heating solutions and connect with industry professionals on a global level,” said Jim Vaccaro, product manager at Rinnai. “Our recent introductions round out Rinnai’s extensive residential and commercial product and venting options. We’re making heating and water-heating simpler and more efficient for professionals and our customers.”

New products showcased within the Rinnai booth will include:

E50C Condensing Combi Boiler

The ideal solution for residential and multifamily home-heating and water-heating needs, the Rinnai E50C Condensing Combi Boiler is more cost effective to install, requiring fewer pumps and no primary secondary piping for common installations. Designed for smaller residential applications with up to 1.5 baths, the E50C touts the highest efficiency of any combi boiler on the market, 95.6 percent AFUE, which translates into reduced monthly energy bills for homeowners.

Compatible with a 1/2-inch gas line, the E50C boiler can be fueled by natural gas or propane, has an input range of 13,600 to 50,000 Btu and only requires a minimum gas pressure of a 3-inch W.C.

Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater

The Rinnai Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater, or RH180, combines the on-demand heating technology of a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater with an energy-efficient and durable 40-gallon storage tank. When coupled together, the technologies offer homeowners more than twice the water-heating capacity of a traditional 50-gallon tank based on the first-hour rating.

By combining the two technologies, Rinnai has created a high-capacity water heater that is quick and easy to install. The Rinnai Hybrid Water Heater installs like a tank, requires a 1/2-inch gas line and is compatible with a 4-inch B-vent or common vent with furnace. The unit’s hot- and cold-water connections are the same as a traditional tank-style water heater.

Venting Solutions

In addition to the company’s Concentric Polypropylene Venting System, Rinnai now offers PVC as a venting solution for Rinnai Condensing Tankless Water Heaters when used with the Ubbink Concentric to PVC Twin Pipe Adaptor.

“We realize that PVC, in some instances, is more readily available and lower in material costs when compared to Concentric Polypropylene. The adaptor splits the exhaust intake and allows for two PVC pipes to be installed in place of one Concentric vent,” Vaccaro said.

Fan Convector

The newly designed Rinnai Vent-Free Fan Convectors provide the perfect supplemental heating solution to most any hard-to-heat space, such as an apartment suite, room addition, condo, basement or sunroom. The automatically adjustable heat output and blower allow the unit to maintain a consistent temperature.

Convenient to use and easy to install, the Fan Convector allows any homeowner or resident to get the most comfort from their space with virtually no heat loss from vents. Additional safety features, such as the tilt switch, oxygen depletion sensor, cool-to-the-touch cabinet and child-safety lock, make the Rinnai units a safe choice.

Additionally, Rinnai is showcasing its signature Ultra, Luxury and Value Series Tankless Water Heaters, the Tankless Rack System, additional models in the E and Q Series Boiler line up, as well as the Q Premier Boiler and a Direct Vent Wall Furnace.