Tankless Water Heaters
Space-Saving Tankless Water Heaters and Water Conditioners
Instantaneous water heaters are also known as tankless or point-of-use water heaters. A tankless water heater is an energy-efficient water heating system that heats water only when it’s needed. These space-saving water heaters can supply endless streams of clean, hot water to multiple appliances simultaneously, without any fluctuation in temperature. There are specific circumstances where this type of heater is the preferable choice, such as if you have a big Jacuzzi bathtub. Also consider the benefits of longevity and the space-saving design!
The upfront costs of a tankless water heater are usually 2 to 2.5 times more than a conventional tank-style water heater. The total lifetime costs of a tankless water heater, however, are less. A tankless water heater greatly reduces your energy costs and lasts 2 times longer. Of course, the instantaneous and continuous supply of hot water at a preset temperature hot water is a very nice benefit!
With the Rinnai Tankless Water Heater the ignition is electronic. There is no pilot light consuming gas while the water heater is not being used. The gas burner lights automatically when the hot water tap is opened and goes out when the tap is closed. The temperature can be precisely set from 98-140 degrees F, and the outgoing hot water is constantly monitored by an electronic controller. It uses a direct vent configuration where air is brought in from the outside and combustion gases are exhausted to the outside. The unit is wall-mounted installation and a small footprint just 10″D x 14″W x 26″ H) which saves lots of space. The R94LSi unit can provide 3.7 GPM (gallons per minute) at an 85 degree temperature rise (assuming 35 degree groundwater raised to 120 degree output).
Rinnai recommends the unit be installed by a state qualified or licensed contractor like Bishop Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, and based on stories we’ve heard about possible impacts of installation errors, this is sound advice. The Rinnai water heater has the ability to check its own operation continuously. If a fault occurs, an error code will flash on the display of the control panel. This assists with diagnosing the fault, and may enable you to correct a problem without a service call; but also makes it easier to identify the problem when inquiring about service. This Rinnai tankless water heater will provide hot water as needed at lower overall cost. Installed and operated according to the manufacturer’s directions, it will produce virtually all the hot water you need, and with its unobtrusive and reliable operation, you will likely forget you’re using a tankless model.
When considering a tankless water heater, you should consider installing one of the Evolve Series water conditioners which effectively treat harsh water conditions of all kinds like we experience in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, and Vail. The Evolve unit removes hardness, iron and manganese in just a single pass — and it adjust low pH levels at the same time. It needs no chemicals or additional units. An integrated chlorine generator that produces a small amount of chlorine to sanitize the media bed with each regeneration. This chlorine effectively kills iron and sulfur bacteria — the same bacteria that produces unwanted tastes and odors. Evolve water conditioners utilize exclusive Crystal-Right medias for optimum performance over a broad range of water quality issues. They have only one moving part, so no tools are needed for service. It predicts daily water needs based on past usage, so you won’t run short of treated water. Water usage is metered and “remembered” which eliminates unnecessary regenerations that consume salt and water. There’s also a vacation mode which is easy to set which saves salt and water.