Tankless Water Heaters Designed to Be Seen
The latest series of tankless water heaters from Rinnai Corporation features sleek, modern designs that give consumers the opportunity to take their heaters out of the closet and install them along with existing household appliances anywhere in the home.
Based in Japan and with its American headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga., Rinnai is the world’s leading gas appliance manufacturer and a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
The compact design of Rinnai’s Designer PLUS tankless water heater saves home owners up to 16 square feet of floor space compared to standard tank water heaters.
For optimum performance and easy installation, the unit can be mounted either internally or externally, and is equipped with factory-matched accessories, including Rinnai’s standard venting kit, plumbing installation kit, digital temperature control pad and matching pipe cover, which provides a finished appearance for interior installations.
The Design PLUS tankless water heater and complete factory accessory package has a MSRP range of $1,500 to $1,800, according to the manufacturer.
Featuring smooth and pleasant lines, a rounded corner enclosure and a silver-powder coated finish, the Design PLUS series is available in three models, two for inside and one for outside the home.
The energy-saving water heater has the capability to deliver continuous, on-demand hot water at up to 8.5 gallons per minute, Rinnai says. The unit has a safety monitoring system to ensure reliable operation, improved on-board diagnostics and digital temperature control functionality.
The Design PLUS heater comes with a 12-year warranty on the unit’s heat exchanger, a six-year warranty on all parts and a one-year warranty on labor for standard installations.
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