Rinnai Corp. states it’s the first water heating company to integrate with Samsung SmartThings as it continues to expand the company’s smart home platform and showcase at this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show. 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 more than 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.