Hybrid tank-tankless water heater delivers hot water fast (video)

| by Gary Wollenhaupt
Hybrid tank-tankless water heater delivers hot water fast (video)

Tankless water heaters offer a number of advantages, but with the hybrid tank-tankless unit homeowners can have the best of both worlds.

Rinnai launched the RH180 Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater that combines a 40-gallon storage tank with a gas-fired tankless water heater that provides about 3 gallons of hot water per minute.

"It's ideal for a homeowner that wants more hot water than a standard tank is going to deliver," said Joe Holliday, director of business and product development for Rinnai.

When combined, the technologies offer homeowners more than twice the water-heating capacity of a traditional 50-gallon tank in the first hour.

By combining the two technologies Rinnai has created a high-capacity water heater that is quick and easy to install. The Rinnai Hybrid Water Heater installs like a tank, requires a 1/2-inch gas line and is compatible with a 4-inch B-vent or common vent with furnace. The unit's hot- and cold-water connections are the same as a traditional storage tank.

Rinnai tank tankless hybridThe Rinnai Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater is an ideal solution for emergency replacement or for customers looking to increase their hot-water supply without reconfiguring their current set up. Perfect also for light-commercial applications, the new 91,500 Btu Hybrid Water Heater produces more than 180 gallons of hot water in the first hour.

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Topics: Plumbing & Fixtures, Trade Show, Water Heaters, Water Saving Devices

Companies: Rinnai

Gary Wollenhaupt

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