Upgrading Hot Water Heater

Looking to update your existing hot water heater? Want to buy a new hot water heater? Overwhelmed with options and not sure where to start? Gas continuous hot water heaters are definitely an option and should be considered. The Rinnai Infinity Gas Hot Water System is one of New Zealand’s leading brands as they offer superior products made with quality components that you can rely on for many years to come. The average household’s hot water heating accounts for around 30% of the overall energy bill and choosing the right system for your household can make a noticeable difference to your energy bill.

Tankless Gas Water Heater

These “tankless” systems provide unlimited hot water on demand. The system detects when you turn the hot water on and burns gas to heat up the water as it flows through the system, delivering a constant supply of hot water. Continuous hot water heaters have many other advantages that make them appealing to many households in New Zealand, and these may assist you in making a decision about if this system will work for your household.

Rinnai Infinity Hot Water Cylinder

The Rinnai Infinity Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water Systems features several series of models suited to different households based on the number of bathrooms and flow rate of the water required. This means there is a model in the range for everyone. The Rinnai Infinity A-series is best suited to residential applications with a lower initial cost. The units in this series come in a range of sizes that deliver between 16 litres to 32 litres of hot water per minute. The Rinnai Infinity HD is designed for applications that need higher flow rates or have larger water use requirements and is suited to commercial and domestic use. The units in this series come in a range of sizes that deliver 26 litres of hot water per minute to 32 litres of hot water per minute. The Rinnai Infinity EF has been designed with the environmentally conscious in mind. This unit provides the luxury of endless hot water with lower energy usage and reduced running costs, sizes available deliver between 24 and 32 litres of hot water per minute. Each unit comes with a ten-year warranty and its own energy efficiency rating. The most popular unit in New Zealand is the 26 litre unit, which is suitable for a two to three bathroom home with an energy efficiency rating of 5.2 stars. With a system from the Rinnai Continuous Hot Water Heater System, you’ll never have to worry about being the last to shower in the house again.

Natural gas is one of the most efficient ways to heat hot water in your home. The Rinnai Infinity Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water system uses natural gas or LPG to heat water in the unit. If you have reticulated gas available to you, this system will be suited to your household. The running costs of this system decreases significantly if you already have gas supply for purposes, such as heating or cooking. Rinnai also offers a range of gas heaters that would compliment the continuous gas flow hot water systems and provide even more savings when it comes to the energy bills and energy efficiency. 

While the gas continuous flow system incorporates an electronic ignition system, the unit does not use any additional power. This system does not store water in a cylinder and there is no associated energy use to maintain the water’s temperature and you only pay for the water you use. Not only will this system save you money on your energy bill, it will also take up less space in your home. If you’re limited in space, this system is definitely one to consider. The unit is mounted on a wall outside the home where the water is heated and there is no cylinder to store in the cupboard. This frees up the hot water cylinder cupboard for that storage project you’ve been looking at, you no longer have to sacrifice your indoor space for water heating.

Digital controller for Rinnai Continuous Hot Water Heater

The gas continuous flow system also comes with a digital controller for the hot water. This digital controller acts as a thermostat for the hot water system, all it takes is a turn of the dial to change the temperature. This is a great safety feature if you have small children too, and you would like to control and monitor the temperature of the hot water to prevent scalded hands.

Are continuous gas water heater cost efficient?

Not only are the Rinnai continuous gas hot water systems great for everyday use, they are also great for houses where hot water use is low and inconsistent, for example, a holiday home. This is an efficient and cost effective way to supply hot water to the house as you only eat and pay for the hot water you use. The system is also useful in instances to boost supply from systems that can’t always meet demand (such as heat pump water heaters or solar water heaters). There are also instances where larger homes have two smaller capacity as opposed to having one larger unit, this is mainly done to minimise the time delay in getting hot water from one side of the house to the other.

Upgrading your hot water systems should be carefully considered, there are many factors that could influence your decision. Before making your decision, you’ll need to consider your hot water needs and if the system will meet those.

  • You will also need to ensure that you can supply reticulated gas to your property.
  • If you already have reticulated gas supply, the addition of a continuous flow gas hot water system will save you money on running costs.
  • You should also consider installing a continuous gas hot water system if you have irregular hot water usage or you’d like to boost an existing system that is not meeting current demand.

With that said, this can be a lot to figure out. Especially if you aren’t sure of what’s doable with your property and your current situation concerning Gas.

Rinnai Gas Heater – Installation & Maintenance

At Regency Plumbing, we’ve had decades of experience installing and maintaining Rinnai Infinity Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water Systems throughout Auckland. We can get a new Rinnai INFINITY ® A26 Gas Hot Water system installed in your property for just $2987 inc GST. This includes the fitment of the Rinnai A26 unit, plumbing and gas-fitting work as well as a new exterior electrical switch, setup for the gas pipework and testing to ensure gas certification appropriate for your job. We’ll even give you $150 trade in for your old unit and take it away for you. Contact us now to get one installed. 

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