Blog: Streamline Your Day with Rinnai and Home Automation
Save time and energy throughout your day with automatization
Waiting. It’s the last thing you want to do when you are already running late. And you shouldn’t have to wait on things that you do on a daily basis. Anymore, our daily schedules are jam-packed with meetings, after-work and personal events – so why not streamline where you can and make life a little easier? Here are a few ways you can streamline your day and make your tankless water heater work for you.
Your daily shower. Most people typically wake up at the same time each day to get ready for work. If you could program your water heater (like you would a coffee maker) to go ahead and make hot water, you could hop in the shower without missing a beat.
Next step, shaving. Wouldn’t it be nice to stand at the sink and not waste water, waiting for it to heat up? Or maybe your next step is a cup of hot tea with the morning paper. You could be done reading the front page by the time the water gets hot enough, but that’s not an enjoyable start to your morning ...
And by the time you get home from a long day at work, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to start working on dinner – or be able to do the dishes without waiting? Especially during the winter time, as pipes get cold, it can take minutes to heat up water for all of these tasks, but if you have your day planned out and streamlined, you could save time, water, money and frustration.
Rinnai Circ-Logic™ recirculation technology allows homeowners to set recirculation patterns that coincide with their hot water usage patterns. Hot water can be available when needed, without the expense of circulating it during times of inactivity. Circ-Logic™ is available with systems that have recirculation capability and can be activated through the Control-R™ Module. The module can be wirelessly paired with motion sensors or push buttons. The enhanced Control-R™ mobile app with Amazon Alexa and Google Home integration features voice commands allowing on-demand voice activation of the recirculation system. This groundbreaking innovation allows users to say, “Alexa, ask Rinnai to start circulation” or “OK Google, tell Rinnai I need hot water,” and the Rinnai Tankless Water Heater will begin circulating hot water. Additionally, the enhanced Control-R™ mobile app has been updated to include built-in timers and schedules allowing for multiple on/off periods throughout the day, with the schedule stored locally on the Control-R module.
Circ-Logic™ offers homeowners enhanced convenience and energy efficiency in home hot water recirculation systems with a dedicated return line. Circ-Logic™ controls the on/off sequence and operational cycles of the recirculation pump through the programming of the tankless water heater's control board. This feature is standard on Rinnai's Ultra and Luxury Series units.
In addition to saving time, Circ-Logic™ offers a few additional benefits.
Energy efficiency. Circ-Logic™ enables the homeowner to use the Economy Mode and thus cycle the pump less often, using less energy to maintain loop temperature.
Greater comfort. If desired, the Comfort Mode can be used to re-heat the circulation loop more frequently and thus ensure the temperature remains high, even in high-heat loss loops.
Improved durability. By reducing overall cycle frequency, Circ-Logic™ helps to limit wear on the internal workings of the tankless unit. With the Grundfos GTK15 kit, wear and tear is further minimized because the system is active only when you want it to be.
Circ-Logic™ comes standard on most SE, SE+ and HE+ Series models, offering solutions when paired with specific Rinnai accessories. To learn more about this feature or to find an ACE dealer in your area, go to: https://www.rinnai.us/tankless-water-heater/find-installer.