Demand Duos Extend A Warm Welcome
When it came to heating water, Mainstay Suites management was concerned with ensuring guests had a reliable supply of hot water for all their demands. As a suite hotel, this meant not just showers and bathroom sinks, but also kitchen sinks and dishwashers. What’s more, after their earlier experience with tank-style units, they wanted a water heating system that was there for the long haul, without the need for frequent replacement.
“Mainstay’s management liked the combination of tankstyle and tankless technology,” said Erik Shurchin with Reliance Superior Heating & Air. “They understood that this meant the units would last longer than their previous units, plus guests would have hot water immediately and continuously, for as long as they needed it.”
Another big factor for Mainstay Suites was the time required to replace the existing units. Days without hot water meant days without paying guests, so time was of the essence.
Rinnai’s Demand Duo Hybrid Water Heaters feature connections similar to most tanks, and concentric venting routes and terminates vertically or horizontally, or sleeves through existing B vent. So, in no time at all, customers can replace a standard tank and be operational again, with a minimum of disruption.
“The commercial tanks were removed on a Monday and Tuesday,” said Shurchin, “and the new Rinnai Demand Duos were installed Wednesday and Thursday of the same week.”