Six of Rinnai Corp.'s tankless water heater models have earned the U.S. Department of Energy’s and EPA's exclusive EnergyStar® rating for energy efficiency, including flagship models the R94LS and R75LS.
Gas appliance and water heater manufacturerRinnai
Corp.announced that six models from its line of tankless water heaters have
earned the U.S. Department of Energy’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s
exclusiveEnergyStar® rating for energy efficiency. They
include Rinnai’s flagship models, the R94LS and R75LS.
According to the company, Rinnai’s EnergyStar-qualified
products “highlight the company’s ongoing commitment to the development and
adoption of new energy-efficient technologies,” and “provide its customers with
choices that are both economically and environmentally responsible.”
In order to earn an EnergyStar label, tankless water heaters
must maintain a minimum Energy Factor (EF) of 0.82 and a minimum gallons-per-minute
flow of 2.5 at a 77-degree F rise. A whole-home gas tankless water heater that
meets these requirements could reduce energy use by 30 percent.
In its announcement, Rinnai also
mentioned its help in pioneering the process to get the EnergyStar designation
for tankless water heaters. “Until now, water heaters were the only major
residential energy end use without an EnergyStar designation,” said Alliance to
Save Energy PresidentKateri Callahan. “Rinnai recognized
the benefits an EnergyStar designation would bring to residential water heating
and played an integral part in the DOE’s April 2008 decision to establish an program
for the category.”
Source: Rinnai Corp.