A Custom Solution For a Unique Problem
Rinnai’s Custom Solutions Fix Hot Water Problems at Ruby’s Inn
Rinnai’s Commercial Solutions helped Ruby’s Inn save thousands annually and improve customer satisfaction with a completely revitalized boiler system. Watch the video link to learn more....PROJECT OF THE YEAR VIDEO
Ruby’s Inn is a major resort and tourist destination located in Bryce Canyon City, Utah. With 19 buildings, 700 hotel rooms, three restaurants, an RV park, a campground, three swimming pools and a laundry facility that does 19 tons of laundry per day, the hot water system was under quite a lot of strain. Often, six tour buses will check in at one time, so there is frequently a large demand for hot water for showers all at once.
Ruby’s Inn was operating on an older infrastructure with no redundancy system in place for its boilers. When a boiler went down, the resort could go for up to two hours without hot water. This negative experience for Ruby’s Inn guests resulted in $60,000 a year in guest discounts and refunds due to complaints because it was operating at only 50% to 60% efficiency.
Rinnai’s Commercial Water Heating team assessed the problem and engineered a new, customized system for the resort. With the help of Blue Star Gas, a local propane sales and service provider, 175 new tankless water heaters, 35 tankless rack systems and four Demand Duo™ Hybrid Commercial Water Heating Systems were installed. This unique hybrid system combined the best of both tank and tankless technologies, all of which were fueled by propane, to help Ruby’s Inn save thousands on energy costs, and most importantly, ensure their customers always had hot water when they needed it.
With the new Rinnai system in place, Ruby’s Inn is projected to save $6,000 per month on propane alone due to the system’s energy efficiency. Since the installation of the Rinnai hot water system, Ruby’s Inn has experienced no lack of hot water and no customer complaints. This has freed up time and money that can be spent elsewhere. This project was the single largest commercial project Rinnai has completed to date and shows how Rinnai products can work together to create a custom solution.
Gina Page, hfa
Joy Brim, Rinnai
Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in the United States and Canada. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $3.1 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st-century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai’s entire product line, visit www.rinnai.us.