The dream life will be a reality for the winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2012: three Rinnai tankless water heaters deliver energy-saving hot water to River Meadows Ranch situated on the banks of the Provo River in Midway, Utah.
The HGTV Dream Home 2012 incorporates the RC98i condensing tankless water heater into this modern yet rustic ranch house. The units feature Rinnai’s gas-modulating technology, which adjusts energy usage according to the hot water demands, resulting in improved energy savings, performance, and comfort, especially on cold Utah nights when temperatures can plummet to 50 degrees below.
Conveniently located in the garage mechanical room, the three condensing tankless water heaters provide the master bathroom, three guest bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room with endless hot water.
Delivering up to 97% thermal efficiency, Rinnai’s tankless energy savings are significantly greater than traditional gas tank water heaters, only 60% efficient on average.
Condensing tankless water heaters conserve energy by operating only when the unit senses a demand for hot water. In addition, they recapture residual heat from flue gases and transfer it to the water being heated, so less energy is needed to heat the water to its desired temperature. This process minimizes the amount of wasted heat, resulting in exceptional energy savings. Rinnai models offer the ability to run multiple hot water appliances at one time and a product lifespan that is up to twice as long as tank-style units.
Photo: Master bathroom as seen in the 2012 HGTV Dream Home, courtesy of HGTV