Rinnai RU98e Water Heater Review

Rinnai RU98e Water Heater Review
November 8, 2013 Admin
In Reviews, Rinnai
Rinnai RU98e

Rinnai RU98e Ultra Series Tankless Water Heater Review

The Rinnai RU98e tankless water heater offers high volume output and heavy duty reliability for commercial applications and residential heating applications. The exterior-mounted unit makes installation easy and requires no venting.

With a capacity up to 9.8 gallons per minute (GPM) of hot water, the RU98e are capable of supplying continuous hot water to multiple plumbing and appliance outlets simultaneously, ensuring you never run out of hot water in your home or business to enjoy more power and more capacity.

Rinnai’s unique condensing design incorporates two innovative heat exchangers to achieve optimum heating value from every cubic foot of natural gas or propane. Residual heat from flue gases is recaptured to pre-heat incoming ground water, which then circulates to the primary copper heat exchanger. It has also the largest capacity for meeting multiple, simultaneous hot water demands.

The top-down burner design increases reliability and ensures a longer service life, while also reducing lifetime operating and maintenance costs. With the burner located above the condensing heat exchanger, the burner and copper heat exchanger are protected from condensate. Delivering an Energy Factor (EF) up to .96, Rinnai’s tankless condensing units are ideal for residential and commercial applications and can be banked together for even greater capacity.rinnai ru98e review

Features

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

  • Energy Factor of .95 for Natural Gas and Propane

  • Built-in Rinnai Circ-LogicTM recirculation program cycles an external pump at pre-set intervals and temperatures to maximize efficiency and comfort

  • Enhanced scale detection lessens possibility of serious, long-term damage to unit

  • Temperature lock function prevents accidental or unauthorized changes to water temperature

  • Complies with South Coast Air Quality Management District 14 ng/J or 20 ppm NOx emission levels

Specifications:

Dimensions

Width: 18.3 Inches
Height: 26 Inches
Depth: 10 Inches

Weight

  • 61.7 Pounds

Ignition

  • Direct Electronic

Hot Water Capacity

  • 0.26 to 9.8 GPM

Minimum Activation Rate

  • 0.4 GPM

Minimum/Maximum Gas Rate (Input BTUs )

  • 15,200 - 199,000

Energy Factor

  • 0.95 for Natural Gas and Propane

Energy Star

  • Yes

Approved Gas Types

  • Natural Gas or Propane

Temperature Settings

  • 98°F - 140°F with MC-91-2US
  • 98° F - 185°F with the MCC-91-2US

Type of Controller

  • MC-91-2US (included)
  • MCC-91-2US (optional for Commercial or Hydronic Applications)
  • MC-100V-1US Deluxe Controller (optional)
  • BC-100V-1US Bathroom Controller (optional)

Ultra Lox NOx

  • Yes

Electrical

  • AC 120 Volts, 60 Hz

Electrical Consumption

  • Normal: 63 Watts
  • Standby: 2 Watts
  • Anti-Frost Protection: 168 Watts

Service Connections

  • Gas Supply: 3/4 Inch MNPT
  • Cold Water Inlet: 3/4 Inch MNPT
  • Hot Water Outlet: 3/4 Inch MNPT
  • Rinnai RU98e Ultra Series Tankless Water Heater

Price for Natural Gas Water Heater: $ 1388.88

Price for Propane Water Heater: $ 1393.88

Product Description:

The Ultra series' condensing design features two heat exchangers, delivering Rinnai's most energy-efficient performance and value. It has the largest capacity for meeting multiple, simultaneous hot water demands.

Key Features:

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

  • Energy Factor of .95 for Natural Gas and Propane

  • Built-in Rinnai Circ-LogicTM recirculation program cycles an external pump at pre-set intervals and temperatures to maximize efficiency and comfort

  • Enhanced scale detection lessens possibility of serious, long-term damage to unit

  • Temperature lock function prevents accidental or unauthorized changes to water temperature

  • Complies with South Coast Air Quality Management District 14 ng/J or 20 ppm NOx emission levels

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