Habitat for Humanity will hold its second Home Builders Blitz 2008 May 31 to June 7, where it will partner with builders and manufacturers across the country to build affordable housing.

During this one week, a total of 110 Habitat affiliates will build 263 homes across the United States with the help of more than 1,000 building industry professionals.

Rinnai Corp. will donate 250 tankless water heating systems, valued at $250,000, to the building project. With the incorporation of these energy-efficient Rinnai units, the new homeowners will save money on their monthly utility bills while never running out of hot water.

The first national Home Builders Blitz, held in June 2006, resulted in more than 400 new Habitat homes across the country. Rinnai supported the 2006 Home Builders Blitz by donating 1,000 tankless water heaters, valued at more than $1 million. 

“Home Builders Blitz would not be possible without the continued support of companies like Rinnai,” said Kevin Campbell, director of the national Home Builders Blitz program for Habitat for Humanity International. “The products that our building partners contribute directly improve the quality of life of new Habitat homeowners.”

Tankless units don’t require a closet for storage and can be interior-mounted in a recessed box or exterior-mounted in a recessed box and painted or textured to match the façade of a home returning nearly approximately 12 to 16 square feet of valuable square footage back to the homeowner.

The Rinnai units come with a digital control pad, which allow users to set their desired water temperature, an important feature for homes with children and seniors to help prevent scalding accidents. The units also last twice as long as traditional tank water heaters, up to 20 years, meaning that they add to the sustainability of the Habitat homes.