• Rinnai Launches OnlineTools for Consumers

    Aug. 18, 2011
    Another way for consumers to gain access to comfort information.

    Rinnai America, manufacturer of the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, is helping consumers save money on home energy costs through the launch of two valuable online tools — an expanded rebate database and a new tankless water heater energy savings calculator – which are both housed on the company’s website.

    Rinnai’s rebate database contains a searchable list of Federal, state and local utility company incentives and tax credits that apply to the purchase of select Rinnai products. The company’s tankless water heater energy savings calculator shows consumers the savings they could achieve by switching from their current tank water heating system to an energy-efficient Rinnai® tankless water heater.

    “We’re excited to offer these new resources to help homeowners visualize their potential cost and energy savings in a quantifiable way,” said Rinnai’s Vice President of Marketing Brad Sweet. “We designed these tools to help consumers make informed decisions about investments in home appliances. We also anticipate that installers will find them helpful when fielding questions from cost-conscious consumers.”

    Rinnai’s Rebate and Tax Credit Database
    Rinnai’s new rebate database makes it simple for homeowners to find rebates and tax credits in their area that can be applied to Rinnai tankless water heater and boiler products. Launched in partnership with GreenOhm, an online rebate and savings destination specializing in energy saving products,

    Rinnai’s database is an easy-to-use solution that enables consumers and installers to calculate rebates, incentives and on-going cost savings based on a homeowner’s ZIP code. To identify the incentives they are eligible to receive, consumers just need to input their ZIP code and choice of Rinnai tankless water heater or ultra-efficient boiler into the database search windows. The system then displays the various savings opportunities available in a consumer’s geographic area. By holding their computer mouse cursor over the red rebate box on the results screen, consumers can quickly view rebate and tax credit highlights in a pop-up window, or they can click on the gray Rebate Details button below their desired appliance model to view detailed information, including eligibility requirements, incentive amount and redemption instructions.

    For more information on the specific Rinnai appliances that are included in the rebate database, site visitors can review the company’s tankless water heater and boiler models under the Products section of Rinnai’s website.

    “We’re proud to partner with an industry-leader like Rinnai to launch the most comprehensive rebate and incentive resource related to tankless water heaters,“ said GreenOhm Founder and President Lee Guthman. “Since the database first went live in May 2011, Rinnai has helped more than 30,000 homeowners identify savings opportunities they may not have been aware of otherwise, and we expect that number to climb exponentially. The database is an invaluable tool for anyone considering the purchase of a Rinnai tankless or boiler unit.”

    Tankless Water Heater Energy Savings Calculator
    Rinnai’s energy savings calculator provides homeowners with a user-friendly way to determine the energy savings in dollars and carbon dioxide (CO2) savings they could experience by switching from an inefficient tank-style water heater to a Rinnai tankless unit. To find out their estimated energy and CO2 savings, users must first enter their ZIP code into the calculator interface along with their home’s average estimated energy costs and their current water heater’s fuel type and estimated energy factor. If they prefer, consumers may choose to set their exact energy factor and energy cost figures for more precise results. To complete the comparison, users then select their desired Rinnai tankless water heater model, the fuel type it would use and their home’s estimated or exact energy cost. Based on the information provided, the calculator computes customers’ potential comparative energy cost and CO2 production. For assistance in selecting the right tankless model for their home, consumers can visit the tankless water heater section of Rinnai’s website and examine the product features to ascertain the unit that will best meet their hot water needs.

    “Consumers may be surprised at how much they can save on water heating costs and dramatically reduce CO2 emissions with a tankless water heater from Rinnai,” said Sweet. “Because Rinnai tankless units offer high efficiency ratings and use energy only when hot water is needed, they are much more efficient that a traditional tank unit – in fact, homeowners can save up to 40%on their water heating costs and yield an up to 40 percent or more reduction on CO2 emissions when they choose a Rinnai tankless water heater over a conventional tank.”

    For direct access to Rinnai’s rebate database, visit www.rinnai.us/offers-rebates.

    To view Rinnai’s tankless water heater energy savings calculator, visit www.rinnai.us/savings-calculator . For more information about Rinnai tankless water heaters, visit www.rinnai.us/tankless.