If you are tired of waiting for the water heater tank to heat up, want to save time, and in most cases money, you have come to a wise decision to go with a tankless water heating unit. Nowadays, getting a piece of technology like this is easy and affordable. And, of course, investing in a well-made tankless water heater is a logical decision.
These units, like the one we are reviewing in this article, are powered by natural gas. This means that we can get a lot of heating power without gas bills skyrocketing. The model from Rinnai is one of the best from its class, and we have put it to the test.
The gathered data is summed up in this Rinnai RUC98iN review and will help you get to know this unit better, thus making a better decision.
Rinnai RUC98iN Ultra Series Specifications
Right off the bat, we can notice the metallic and simplistic design. This particular unit is an outside type tankless water heater, meaning that the design is important, because the unit will be on the outside of your house, mounted on a wall. The pipes are meant to go in from the bottom (inlet, outlet, and the gas line), and are nicely hidden.
In the middle, there is a small LCD screen with a control panel, which you use to adjust the thermostat and monitor if it is working properly. On top, we can see 2 exhaust pipes. Rinnai put the second pipe there, so you can choose between PVC and concentric venting systems. Essential info about this type of gas tankless water heaters can be found in our detailed guide here.
When it comes to the power this tankless water heating unit can provide, we are talking about a 0.96 energy efficiency factor. This is one of the highest scores in its class. The max BTU rating it can achieve is 199,000. A unit this powerful can provide hot water for a bigger household, or can even serve for commercial purposes. Besides being this cost and energy efficient, this model follows and fulfills a large variety of global codes and regulations, so it is ideal for new installations, and for retrofitting, regardless of your location.
All in all, even if it is a little pricier, this tankless water heating unit will be able to serve up to six faucets at the same time. The price is justified by the efficiency of the unit.
Rinnai is a business-oriented manufacturer with a history filled with quality and precise engineering. As such, the customer support they offer is professional and concise. You can reach them through landline or mobile, or via email or the company website.
This heavy-duty indoor model is built to last and comes with a 5-year limited warranty policy for parts, and they offer licensed plumbers to come and help you with the installation. We haven`t experienced any difficulties installing it, but an extra hand is always welcome. You can also check installation and operation manuals of Rinnai RUC98iN.
What to Expect from Rinnai RUC98iN Ultra Series?
If you decide to go with this Rinnai model, you will be able to support a whole medium-to-large household, including all the kitchen and the bathroom faucets. This model should serve you for a long time, with proper maintenance and adequate installation.
- Heavy-duty indoor natural gas tankless water heater
- Adjustable exhaust pipes for easier installation on new and old houses
- A very high percentage of 96% efficiency – saves money and distributes heat evenly
- A bit pricey, however, it does deliver a great service
- Weight above average, at a total of 82 pounds
This is what a top-notch natural gas tankless water heater has to offer. It is well-made, and neatly-designed appliance which will eliminate the need for storing of hot water in a tank, somewhere in the basement. It delivered what the manufacturer promised, and was easy to install. Even though it costs a little extra, this type of unit is a great addition to homes all around the world.
Hopefully, we have answered all your question regarding this topic in our Rinnai RUC98iN review, and helped you better understand what it has to offer. If, by any chance, you have something to add or ask, feel free to do it in the section below, and we will gladly answer.