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Tankless Technology from Rheem Proving a More Efficient Way to Heat Both the Air and Water Rheem Prestige™ Series Condensing Tankless Water Heater, Combined with a Newly Redesigned Hydronic Air Handler, Now Offers a More Costeffective Home Comfort System Solution. Atlanta, Ga. (I- Newswire) April 26, 2012 - Contractors and home owners now have an even more energy- efficient option to introduce tankless technology into a home with the Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System's newest design feature. The company announced an upgraded version of its hydronic air handler, a key component of the system, equipped with a highly- efficient permanent magnet powered motor. When a Rheem tankless gas water heater is used together with the hydronic air handler as part of the Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System, hot water is circulated through the air handler and is then re- circulated back to the tankless water heater. This pairing of products provides a soft, comfortable heat to the home while maintaining comfortable humidity levels regardless of the climate, with the added benefit of energy savings provided by the tankless technology. "Now that we've upgraded the efficiency of the Rheem Hydronic Air Handler's motor, timing is ripe for contractors and plumbers to use this product to expand offerings and, ultimately, increase business," said Sal Brunetto, corporate national accounts manager, Rheem. The redesigned, AHRI- certified hydronic air handler offers innovative features that translate into energy savings to the homeowner and ease of installation and handling to the contractor. The air handler is compatible with Rheem's selected high- efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps and can be used to create a home comfort system that meets ENERGY STAR® standards. In addition, the redesigned Rheem Hydronic Air Handler, when combined with the Rheem Prestige™ Series Condensing Tankless Water Heater, which operates at 94 percent efficiency, offers not only energy savings but also precise temperature control. Such integrated heating system is comparable to a 90+ percent efficient furnace and the benefits of the combustion modulation technology of the tankless water heater works in tandem with the air handler's 11 to 100 percent combustion modulation formula to electronically adjust the burner's flame size and provide the optimal temperature for the home. The new design also aligns with the space- saving concept of the tankless technology. With a low- profile, 34- inch design and an easy- access panel, contractors will find it more maneuverable and easy to service, with the controls, blower and motor all in one place. The unit also features an integrated control board with diagnostics that manage all operational functions and the control board also provides hook- ups for a humidifier and an electronic air cleaner. No gas or vent connections are necessary, which leads to greater installation flexibility and lower costs. "In the recent down economy, we've seen savvy mechanical contractors and plumbers identify new avenues for business. The Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System has become a go- to product for mechanical contractors to enter the tankless water heating space and for plumbers to enter the residential heating market," Brunetto added. The Integrated Heating and Water Heating System has proven to be the perfect solution in climates where heat pump systems are used to further improve energy efficiency and conservation. In 2012, California's South Coast Air Quality Management Department (SCAQMD) implemented a new rule that reduces the NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions allowed from tankless water heaters to 14 nanograms per Joule of heat output. Rheem offers a comprehensive selection of tankless water heaters that meet SCAQMD's new requirement. For more information on the Rheem Hydronic Air Handler, Rheem Prestige™ Series Condensing Tankless Water Heater and the Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System, please visit' target='_blank'>http:// Contractors using Rheem's Apple iPad app® can also find information regarding the air handler on the app.

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About Rheem: Rheem Manufacturing Company (http:// is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Minnesota and North Carolina. In its 87th year of operation, the company manufactures a full- line of eco- friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole- home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air- purification products; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company's premium brands, including Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem is a primary sponsor of Richard Childress Racing's® (RCR) No. 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series® car, driven by Kevin Harvick. Rheem also supports the NASCAR Nationwide Series® through its co- sponsorship with Menards® of RCR's No. 33 Chevrolet. Finally, Rheem will embark on a new primary sponsorship with Eddie Sharp Racing® (ESR) of the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado that will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series® in 2012. Company Contact Information: Rheem Kyle Thompson 1100 Abernathy Road N.E, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30328 Phone: (479) 646-4311 Published in: Industry Tags: tankless    Heat pump    air conditioner    heating and cooling    tankless water heater    integrated heating and water heating sys    air handler    Published on: April 26, 2012

Published on: April 26, 2012 Original Source: Tankless Technology from Rheem Proving a More Efficient Way to Heat Both the Air and Water

Tankless Technology from Rheem Proving a More Efficient Way to Heat Both the Air