Rinnai RL75 Tankless Water Heaters Review and Buying Tips

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Small, compact and powerful, Rinnai RL75 tankless water heaters bring more for less. They are powered by natural gas or propane, are installed inside or outside a house and with the innovative technology they ensure customer satisfaction and experience with no regret.

Rinnai RL75 tankless water heaters belong to the "Luxury" series, a series that is built to provide plenty of hot water to the medium and large size homes. RL75 models are high-efficient.

Highlights

Rinnai RL75 models review

rinnai rl75i

Rinnai tankless water heaters from RL75 series, together with the larger RL94, are coming from the non-condensing and high efficient group, that offer some features like the advanced models from RUC and RUR series. These heaters are recommended for families who need more than what the basic models from the V series offer.

Like the RL94 models, RL75 offers the Circ-Logic recirculation technology, for faster hot water delivery, isolation valves for the safe installation and service, and voice activation system, as an added convenience.

There are four models available from the RL75 group with an option for indoor and outdoor installation, and to use either natural gas or propane.

rinnai rl75e

Rinnai RL75i, as the indoor models, are designed with the sealed combustion and concentric vent-type system using the outside air for combustion safely to remove products of combustion to the outside atmosphere.

Designed as the direct-vent tankless water heaters, indoor models transfer products of combustion horizontally through the single wall and vertically with the roof penetration. They can be installed in any room type.

Rinnai RL75e models come with the ventless design so they can be installed only outdoors and usually inside a recessed enclosure.

Features

Commercial grade components

Thanks to its commercial-grade components, Rinnai RL75 heaters can be used in both residential and commercial applications, utilizing both LP and natural gas. A warranty is usually different.

One of the essential elements in tankless water heaters is the heat exchanger, and those that are installed in Rinnai models have a great thermal transfer which are exposed to the minimal thermal stress.

Capacity

Both models from RL75 series have the same maximum power of 180,000 BTU and hot water delivery of 7.5 GPM. These two features are what make models RL75i, and RL75e recommended for homes with the 2-3 bathrooms.

Like other models from Rinnai, the minimum water flow needed to activate RL75 units is low 0.4 GPM, which makes it great in situations where the low flow is required, such as shaving or hand/face washing and for low-flow fixtures.

On the other side, 7.5 gallons is the maximum capacity, but EZConnect system allows connection of two identical models into one system so they can provide more power and more hot water, making them ideal for tubs, spas or bigger homes. For larger applications, there is an option to connect up to 25 tankless units by using the multi-unit control system.

Advanced electronics

Rinnai RL75 tankless water heaters utilize advanced electronics with the temperature controller on the front panel for extra convenience and diagnostics. Wi-Fi and Circ-Logic technology make remote monitoring, management, and recirculation control easy. Voice activation using the Alexa ensure great convenience and use experience.

The temperature of the outgoing hot water is continuously monitored by the advanced electronic board, which adjusts the water flow to maintain the set temperature.

Small and compact size

Rinnai water heaters RL75, with its attractive design, fits everywhere, inside or outside. No worries if it is installed inside as it features the sealed-combustion system with a zero clearance. The small size of 17.5” x 31” x 13” allows Rinnai tankless water heaters flexible, wall-mounted installation and valuable space-saving.

Safety elements

  • Flame rod for the flame failure

  • Combustion fan rpm check

  • Boiling protection

  • Glass fuse for over current

  • Thermal fuse

  • Automatic frost protection

  • Remaining flame - OHS

  • Factory equipped with the condensate trap and drain line

Specifications

  • Estimated year energy cost: $199 - natural gas; $482 – propane gas
  • Energy factor – 0.82

  • 12-year limited warranty on heat exchanger and 5 years on other parts

  • The MC-91-1US controller is supplied with the water heater - part of the front panel

  • Meets California and Texas NOx emission requirements

  • Direct electronic ignition

  • Maximum working temperature is 140 F, minimum is 98 F

  • Gas and water fitting size is 3/4"

  • Water pressure range is from 20-150 PSI

  • Isolation and pressure relief valves are included

  • Certified for mobile and manufactured home installations

  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 14 x 22.9"

  • Weight: 50 pounds


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