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New product roadmap announced in drive to Net Zero

Rinnai is set to launch its ‘H3’ range of products consisting of Hydrogen blends-ready water heating systems in hybrid versions and a comprehensive selection of heat pumps specifically designed for commercial use. It is also expected that the company will be launching electric formats to existing product ranges within the next 12 months.

Rinnai's Chris Goggin

The new ranges will be launched in stages throughout 2022 starting in the very early part of the year and culminating in the biggest range of hot water heating solutions for both residential and commercial sites in both hydrogen-blends gas and electric format, hybrid formation and heat pump driven.

Says Chris Goggin, Operation Director for Rinnai, ’Our company operates on the five continents of the world producing over 2 million water heating units each year. We have a global reach of over 650 design engineers plus testing facilities in Japan, America and Australasia. We have moved this quickly as we perceive that the market is fast changing.

‘We must start reducing the use of high carbon content fuels as soon as is realistic and pragmatic. We have huge populations that want to fight the rate of climate change but there is still the need for the assessment of the technical, practical and economic feasibility within the UK’s unique housing stock of over 25 million units. We aim to continue to help and assist in achieving NetZero without compromising on product quality or customer satisfaction.”

The new products and formats are all Rinnai products and meet or exceed existing or proposed UK legislation or certifications.

Adds Mr Goggin, ‘We have positioned the Rinnai name as a company that offers the highest quality product and best available value with service excellence. It is a position of responsibility and we have maintained a stance of doing the very best we can for customers. We believe implicitly in this basic premise – we do the very best we can, and we achieve what our customers want and expect. And that includes anticipating the future.”

This follows news that Rinnai has commissioned a comprehensive comparative review and report on gas and electric appliances utilising a variety of energy vectors in both residential and commercial UK scenarios.

”We simply want to see realism brought into an increasingly polarised debate that, at times reaches levels of unbridled hysteria. Fact, logic and reason must be employed for the best outcome for all of us. We need decarbonisation, we need NetZero, and we need it as soon as possible but in such a way that is pragmatic in terms of catering to the existing populations and markets,” says Chris Goggin.

“We are committing substantial sums to this report and the contract with the authors stipulates that there is no third-party doctoring or spin. The consumer needs to be given the facts to make an informed decision.

“We are manufacturers of proven excellence and are using our core competencies of design engineering solutions to suit all probable future needs and fuels. We will evolve to ensure that our customers have the absolute best possible product options.

“We believe, implicitly that there will be a need for a variety of solutions to the Energy Trilemma – there is not one single fuel or appliance that is the answer to all the problems.”

www.rinnaiuk.com

5 January 2022

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