working perfectly! hot water never run out.
Just replace the old 170L hot water system by Rinnai B26. It is compact and powerful. 2 person shower at same time at 2 bathroom without any problems. Much better than the old one.
Purchased in November 2020 for A$850.00.
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I bought this unit to replace a 1970s-era instantaneous gas water heater which broke down. I am really pleased with the B26 – besides the energy efficiency, the water flow is hot almost immediately after the tap is turned on, and the water temperature is steady (no fluctuation like on the old unit).
After investigating which Rinnai model to get I went with the B26, the base model. The B26 heats water; the next model up, the Infinity, has the same heating system as the B26 and also has a LCD display that gives an error code if the unit has a pr...oblem – I couldn’t see the point of paying a couple of hundred dollars extra for this. From my experience Rinnai heaters are very reliable and I would be surprised if it ever broke down, and if it did a service call would be needed whether there is an error code or not. (Runs off mains gas)
Purchased in April 2019 at Energy Shop Australia.
Incomparable improvement on my previous unit
After our hot water system started to leak we decided (on recommendation from a trade store) to install a Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heater. When I received my first gas bill I thought it must have been for a lesser time frame as for 3 months it was only $96 - nearly half of the previous one. Apart from the gas savings, the water is much hotter and several appliances can be used at once without the water running out. I highly recommend these appliances. I could not be happier with our purchase. High price to start with but I think over time it would pay for itself in savings on a gas storage heater which we had previously.
transitioned from electric off peak to hot water gasheating
We were very reluctant to be using a gas appliance as we don't have any other gas connections. After much researching we went ahead with the Rinnai B26. We have been very happy with the app. It has been reliable and providing almost instantaneous hot water with good water pressure, never running out and had a very good deal from Rinnai at the time. Only issue is if there is a slow flow the hot water cuts out so one has to have a good volume to ensure constant heating when taking a shower. This can be a drawback but one adjusts to this after awhile.Neat and compact installation by side of house was the other deciding factor for us. No regrets.
Questions & Answers
Is it normal to smell gas near the B26 50 appliance?
Thanks for the question, the unit can give off a smell of gas while being used, but if it is extreme during use it could be incomplete combustion caused by low gas pressure.
If however the smell is there permanently a service call will be recommended to find root cause.
Please contact 1st care service on 1300 555 545 for further assistance if required.
We have a rinnai b26 - is this a danger to my pet galah? I often smell a gas smell when its used. Thanks
Hi Paula E, thanks for the question, there can be combustion smell when the unit initially starts up however if you have any concerns about gas smells we suggest calling our help desk on 1300 555 545 option 3 to discuss further.
Brand new B26 installed yesterday. Already has a fault. Will not make hot water at low flow rates. Initial start up takes too long and wastes too much water and time.
I'm telling my plumber to pull it out and return it to Tradelink in the morning
Hi C Lee,
Thanks for the question.
We would recommend contacting the installer to check the gas pressures. For further assistance please contact our technical help desk on 1300 555 545 option 3.
Designers and purveyors of Junk HW Systems. Plumber/Gas fitter has already done that. Gas pressure is perfect. Why do so many customers complain of similar problems?
- MPN: B26N50
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