Rinnai RUR98iN Condensing Indoor Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater

Another superior standard product of Rinnai is Rinnai RUR98iN Condensing Indoor Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater. This one has a capacity to supply 9.8 GPM water at 25 degree farenheight rise and 7.5 GPM at 50 degree F rise. This Japan made gas fired pump is for internal use so both concentric and twin PVC pipe, dual ventilation system is provided for a better air treatment for your home. It works with minimum flow rate 0.26 GPM (1 l/min) whereas the minimum activation flow rate is 0.4 GPM (1.5 l/min), low enough for any home to adapt with, devoid of any problem.

Rinnai RUR98iN Condensing Indoor Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater

Another superior standard product of Rinnai is Rinnai RUR98iN Condensing Indoor Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater. This one has a capacity to supply 9.8 GPM water at 25 degree farenheight rise and 7.5 GPM at 50 degree F rise. This Japan made gas fired pump is for internal use so both concentric and twin PVC pipe, dual ventilation system is provided for a better air treatment for your home. It works with minimum flow rate 0.26 GPM (1 l/min) whereas the minimum activation flow rate is 0.4 GPM (1.5 l/min), low enough for any home to adapt with, devoid of any problem.

Recirculation pump

Really faster hot water supplying tankless water heaters are no longer an obsession or dream, they actually extant in USA and Canada. Thanks to Rinnai for introducing built in recirculation pump their Ultra Series RUR models. They provide thermal bypass technology which is concomitant of an integrated pump, internal bypass line and thermal bypass valve which together works for you to wait not, for hot water.

High definition dual venting

Rinnai Ultra Series Tankless Water Heaters are the only tankless water heaters that offer Concentric Polypropylene or dual-pipe PVC/CPVC venting options in the same model. The dual venting configuration lies on the top, so that installers can enjoy maximum convenience. One Concentric vent (with Centrotherm Twin Pipe Adapter) or two PVC/CPVC (3” and 4” configurations) pipes can be used for venting.

Reason behind two options is that-Concentric Polypropylene is regarded as best for its superior joint fit, no cure time, quick installation and reduced wall or roof penetrations. However PVC/CPVC are economic and can more extant in market and usually more preferred in installations. Thus by providing both the option right out of the box Rinnai is offering the best flexibility for faster installations in homes and businesses.

High capacity

If you are looking for a water heater that can support 4-5 shower head at a time in a medium cold temperature and 2 shower head at very cold inlet water condition than Rinnai RUR98iN 9.8 is perfect match. It is for high need and low maintenance. At most cold weather RUR98iN gives 5 gpm hot water, still enough for two fixtures to run together.

Digital display

It has a digital display, for residential and commercial set up of 98°F - 140°F (37°C - 60°C) heat range is available. It has a remote control that let you control the temperature despite being far reached of the water heater.

Energy efficiency and compliant appliance

Rinnai is Rinnai RUR98iN Condensing Indoor Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater is Energy Star Qualified. It has 95% EF factor, so it is 95% energy efficient.

Additional safety features

It is a very safe home appliance with much safety guards-Flame failure protects it from getting into flame in extreme condition. Some other safety features are- Flame Rod Boiling protection, Combustion fan rpm check, Over current - glass fuse, Remaining flame (OHS),Thermal fuse and Automatic frost protection. All these ensure increased safety for home and the unit itself.

Pros

  • 12-year warranty on heat exchanger, 5-year warranty on parts and 1-year warranty on labor.
  • Self diagnosed maintenance warning requiring only once year maintenance.
  • If your gas line is undersized and something is unmatched Rinnai is equipped with technology that ceases operation if it detects inadequate gas flow.
  • 12.5 x 10 x 26 inches dimension saves space.

Cons with solution

Expensive installation

This water heater may cost you 1000 -2000 dollar extra for installation.

Solution- You will have to pay a lot if you choose a professional plumber, electrician for the installation. However the warrant clause never asks you to pay extra and make It mandatory to install the unit by professional. You can do it yourself by watching the available demos in YouTube. A moderate DYI skill and all the required installation kits will do the trick.

Heavy

Who said tank less units are lighter than conventional heaters? This one weighs 81 pound.

Solution- Yes this is true though RUR98iN is far smaller than traditional tank water heaters it is not so light weighted as most tank less units usually are. Its weigh is more attributed to numerous efficiency features and safety wraps it comes with.

Frequently Ask Questions (Q&A)

  • Q-What gas pressure it requires?
  • Ans- It requires minimum BTU 15,200 and can handle maximum 199,000 BTU.
  • Q-What is the minimum PSI and recommended PSI for this heater?
  • Ans- Minimum PSI it require is 20, Maximum PSI it can work with is 150. However manufacturer recommend 60 - 80 PSI working pressure.
  • Q-I previously had a gas water heater and had big issues with natural gas type because it was not innocuous for the heater so I had to switch to propane. Again I had issues with the wire connections; I could not find the right sized wire. This time I want to know about these specifications before buying the unit.
  • Ans-Very sagacious move I would say. Rinnai RUR98iN can do with both propane and natural gas.

Conclusion

Rinnai RUR98iN Condensing Indoor Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater is a high capacity condensing water heater with numerous safety feature and a built in recirculation pump. Manufacturers call this series ‘Ultra’ because It has industry’s best quality venting system and make you content by providing hot water at low cost. It gives you the facility to install it indoor though it is a gas fired heater. It works with a sensor technology meaning heat up the water only after sensing a flow, which will help to get your ROI recover fast from the electricity savings. It is a very well fit choice for you if you want to go tank less but is afraid of the wait of hot water in the beginning. All together it is a very efficient water heater with a good value.

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