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Rinnai Sunmaster Solar with Rinnai Infinity 20 Gas Booster Hot Water Service

Rinnai Sunmaster Solar Hot Water Unit with a Rinnai Infinity 20 Gas Booster Model: REU-VR1620WS-AK

We recently attended to a home of one of our loyal customers as they needed to have their blocked drains attended to. As the customer was on the phone to our friendly booking centre staff, she told them that she was unable to have a shower due to the bottom of the shower flooding with water and the toilet making gurgling sounds every time that either the shower or kitchen sink is used.

As we had a plumber not too far away, we were able to have the plumber attend to the home within an hour* of the call taking place. Once at the home, the customer was happy to see the plumber in the time promised, as she had to get ready to go to work. Once the plumber had completed his work, the customer asked if he could do a service of the system.

The system was a Rinnai Sunmaster solar hot water system with a Rinnai Infinity 20 gas booster model REU-VR1620WS-AK. Rinnai has several solar units that they make. There are 3 types of systems in the sun master range, the closed couple system, the flat plate system and the evacuated tube system. This means that almost any home can have one of the solar systems made by Rinnai can be installed thanks to the variability.

The closed couple system is installed on top of the roof. The storage tank and solar collector panels are linked together when installed. Using hot water rises to circulate water through the collectors to the storage tank, eliminating the need for heat pumps. Sometimes these systems can cause strain on the roof of the house and why we often recommend against it, however, if you are short of space required for a storage tank to be placed on the ground but still wanting to have a solar system then this one would be a great choice.

The flat plate system consists of ground-mounted storage while the solar collectors are installed separately on the roof. Depending on the model of the storage tank, it can store from 175 litres to 315 litres. This system is ideal for those who want to conserve the appearance of there roof and eliminates the need to reinforce the roof. Depending on the amount of demand for hot water in the cooler and cloudier days, this system comes with either a 20 or 26 gas or electric booster.

The evacuated tube system is slightly similar to the flat plate system as this systems has the storage tank placed on the ground and the solar collectors on the roof and that this system can have a gas or electric booster on the most overcast of days. The tube system has frost protection and can handle temperatures up to – 12. The solar collectors are able to come in either 20, 25 or 30 tube configurations with a sacrificial adenoid provided in the tank for added protection.

No Interest Ever!** payment plan options availableĀ on hot water heater replacements to help ease any financial stress this burden may cause. If your hot water heater is leaking, or you have no hot water, we can often have a plumber to you within the hour*.

15 Years of Service
15 Years of Service