PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rinnai Corporation, manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, continues to expand the smart home platforms that integrate with its products.
Rinnai continues to lead the industry as it announces it is the first water heating company to integrate with Samsung SmartThings. This is the latest in a series of innovations that the company has developed to support today’s connected living. By adding Rinnai’s Control-R™ Wi-Fi Module to one of their tankless water heaters, tankless owners can now integrate with smart home products to control the unit’s water temperature and recirculation.
With SmartThings’ new Water Heater category, featuring only Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters, homeowners can quickly add their tankless water heater into their favorite scenes for good morning, good night and much more. With SmartThings automation, homeowners can activate their recirculation system by simply entering their home and disable it when they drive away for work.
“SmartThings allows homeowners to connect their devices and manage them as one. This gives homeowners more convenience and control over their tankless water heater than ever before,” said Mark Buss, Vice President of Marketing for Rinnai.
Rinnai also supports voice control for both recirculation and water temperature with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. These integrations allow users to control their tankless water heater with over 20 unique phrases. Simply say, “OK Google, tell Rinnai to set temperature to 120 degrees” or “Alexa, tell Rinnai I need hot water” for the ultimate convenience and comfort.
“At Rinnai, we have a fierce commitment to product innovation. We now support and integrate with three of the most recognized smart home products in the industry. Rinnai continues to meet aggressive market demands in the IoT space by engineering solutions that consumers have asked for,” said Ray VanAssche, Vice President of Innovation for Rinnai.
For more information about home automation integration and Rinnai’s full line of products, visit rinnai.us.
Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in the United States and Canada. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $3.1 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st-century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai’s entire product line, visit rinnai.us.