Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters in Houston

There are approximately a dozen manufacturers of tankless water heaters for the home. Every single one of these makers offers a great product, with advanced features and increased efficiency. Nick’s Plumbing Service wants to help narrow down your choices when it comes time to replace your water heater with these brand pages. In doing so, we hope to highlight each brand’s standard features and concentrate on what makes each brand unique. 

What is the history of the Rinnai company?

Rinnai Corporation (formerly Rinnai & Co.) was founded in 1920 and is currently headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. Rinnai Corporation operates a North American bureau, opened in 1974 in Peachtree City, GA. Rinnai began as a manufacturer of gas appliances like tabletop gas stoves and water heaters and introduced their first tankless water heater product in 1921.

Rinnai Corporation prides itself on environmentally conscious products and focuses on “enhancing lives by changing the way water is heated.” With these missions in mind, Rinnai has been industry leaders in tankless water heater technological developments. All their residential units have Control-R™ Wi-Fi control capability (with the Rinnai app) and gas or propane operation.

What are the features of the Rinnai tankless water heaters?

1. Indoor/Outdoor Installation: 

Every model of Rinnai residential tankless water heater can be installed inside your home and outside the house, allowing you to reclaim some precious real estate. Enjoy a bigger pantry, or free up some storage space in your garage or attic by relocating your water heater to an exterior wall.

2. Control-R™ Wi-Fi Control:

Enjoy the convenience of controlling your Rinnai Tankless Water Heater from your smartphone or tablet. Adjust water temperature, activate recirculation (for instant hot water), and receive automated maintenance alerts when your unit needs service.

3. Affordable and Efficient: 

Replacing a tank-type water heater with a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater is an excellent choice for energy efficiency. Rinnai tankless water heaters offer up to forty percent savings on your current energy bill, based on their past efficiency performance. Rinnai tankless water heaters heat water only as needed, resulting in much less wasted energy.

Should I replace my tank-type water heater with tankless?

Yes, tank-type water heaters have been around for a century, but how many other 100-year old appliances are you using? Tank-type water heaters are incredibly inefficient, having to maintain a set temperature for your hot water around the clock. Gallon for gallon, you’ll spend a lot less money heating your water.

What type of regular maintenance does a Rinnai tankless water heater require?

Though your tankless water heater doesn’t require nearly as much regular maintenance as a traditional version, it still needs to be cared for regularly. There are two types of periodic maintenance that a service technician should perform to keep your Rinnai tankless water heater in top shape. It’s important to note that the time between necessary support will depend on the water quality in your home. 

Your in-line screen filter should be checked regularly to ensure there isn’t any debris or detritus on it. 

Secondly, the unit should be flushed to keep it free of lime and scale, which, if not dealt with, can shorten the water heater’s life span. This is something that only a professional technician should do, not the homeowner. 

What happens is my Rinnai tankless water heater needs repairs?

Rinnai has a tremendous reputation for offering world-class customer support. This is done through experts such as ourselves at Nick’s Plumbing Service. We have the experience and knowledge to repair Rinnai products.

An advantage of tankless water heaters is that they require fewer repairs over their lifetime on average than traditional storage-tank water heaters. That certainly doesn’t mean they never need repairs. Any type of water heater can encounter problems that require the help of a professional plumber. From corrosion to hard water problems, poor venting, and a failed heating element, problems can certainly arise. But Nick’s Plumbing Service are here to help you solve your issues and get you back to that hot shower sooner!

How much does a Rinnai tankless water heater cost?

The average cost of a Rinnai tankless water heater is between $3,500 – $5,500. However, the price of units does vary. Please contact us for more information.

Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Maintenance

Nicks Plumbing and Sewer Services have been servicing and installing Houston’s water heaters since 1979. Call Nick’s Plumbing and AC Services today to schedule an a cost evaluation or second opinion on which Rinnai Tankless Water Heater is right for your home.

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