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Ruud HVAC Releases An Important Update Regarding Works With Nest Integration
Ruud HVAC Releases An Important Update Regarding Works With Nest Integration

Ruud is dedicated to providing the best protection and control experience for its users. At times, partners make business changes and system updates, which can affect the users. Though these changes are out of the company’s control, they continue to work on solutions to assist their customers. Google made an announcement regarding Nest. They stated that they were discontinuing support of the Works with Nest program and encouraged users to migrate their Nest accounts to Google accounts. Unfortunately, this migration of accounts will cancel the user’s product's connection between Nest and Ruud. Ruud HVAC customers using the EcoNet Smart Thermostat will not experience any loss of normal HVAC controls by migrating their Nest account to a Google account. If the user is using Nest to control Ruud water heaters, this capability will be lost if they migrate to a Google Account. gas water heater If the user is using Nest Protect to automatically disable their gas water heater in the case of fire or fumes, this capability will be lost if they migrate to a Google Account. Thanks to users' requests, Google has decided to allow current Nest Integrations to continue, but only if they follow specific steps. Below are the steps they can take to ensure that Nest continues to work with the user’s Ruud connected products: DO NOT migrate the Nest account to a Google account. Completing a Nest account migration will cause Ruud and other Works with Nest integrations to be permanently disconnected. This process is not reversible. DO NOT disconnect Nest products from the Ruud product. If the user disconnects Nest, they will not be able to reconnect it. This will also affect users that choose not to migrate their Nest accounts to a Google account.

Rheem Acquires Intergas, The Residential Boiler And Water Heater Manufacturer
Rheem Acquires Intergas, The Residential Boiler And Water Heater Manufacturer

On May 31, 2019, Rheem acquired Intergas of Coevorden, the Netherland, through its group entity, Paloma Rheem Global, Inc. Intergas is a manufacturer of high-efficiency, residential gas boilers and water heaters. Renowned for its state-of-the-art boiler technology, Intergas is known in the Dutch market for gas-fired condensing boilers, and has fast-growing subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, as well as Canada and the United States via its IBC brand. Rheem is a manufacturer in North America that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating, commercial boilers and commercial refrigeration products. Rheems products are available in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company’s portfolio of premium water brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Eemax, EcoSmart, Richmond, Splendid, Solahart and EverHot. Boiler and heater offerings With the acquisition of Intergas, Rheem will obtain a first-class platform in the European heating and hot water market, which is the second largest in the world. “We are very pleased to welcome Intergas as an important part of our Global Water Division,” said Chris Peel, President and CEO of Paloma Rheem Global, Inc. “The addition of Intergas into the Rheem family of brands increases the breadth of our boiler and water heating offerings, while also providing Rheem with competitive solutions to meet consumer demands in Europe.” Accelerating product innovations Rheem understands our core business and its leadership is committed to long‐term growth plans for Intergas" “Both Rheem and Intergas also proudly foster cultures of inclusion, and our organizations have a shared commitment to innovating all-new products that create a meaningful and positive environmental impact.” Janno de Haas, CEO of Intergas, added, “We are very excited to join the Rheem family of brands. Rheem understands our core business and its leadership is committed to long‐term growth plans for Intergas. We look forward to accelerating product innovations together with Rheem, and expanding into new markets and regions in the future.” Comprehensive water heating and boiler portfolio Intergas will join Rheem’s Global Water Division, and operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Paloma Rheem Global, Inc. Its headquarters will remain in Coevorden. “The strong synergies in product offerings and complementary cultures make the joining of Rheem and Intergas a truly exciting, and monumental, collaboration,” said Rich Bendure, President of Rheem’s Global Water Division. “Combined, we now offer an extremely compelling and comprehensive water heating and boiler portfolio for both residential and commercial applications.”

Rheem® Exhibits Residential And Commercial Products At 2019 AHR Expo
Rheem® Exhibits Residential And Commercial Products At 2019 AHR Expo

At the 2019 AHR Expo, Rheem® is announcing a new sustainability initiative and showcasing a wide range of high-efficiency innovations that play a key role in supporting the environmentally responsible effort. At the start of the show, held in Rheem’s hometown of Atlanta, GA, Chris Peel, president and chief executive officer of Rheem Manufacturing is announcing the company’s commitment to achieve zero manufacturing waste. Following the announcement, expert product managers and engineers across Rheem’s family of brands will introduce attending industry professionals to the advanced technology behind key products within the company’s air and water offerings, spanning both residential and commercial applications. HERS scores and ENERGY STAR® certifications According to a survey Rheem recently conducted, 70 percent of HVAC contractors report that their customers frequently and proactively request sustainable and energy-efficient HVAC systems. In addition, contractors rank energy efficiency and related endorsements, such as HERS scores and ENERGY STAR® certifications, as the most important factors when selecting a system.  “These insights from industry professionals reinforce the importance of committing to environmentally responsible processes, people and products to deliver sought-after solutions for our valued industry partners,” said Peel. “We’re looking forward to an ongoing dialog around how the industry can reduce its environmental impact and sharing our latest advancements in high-efficiency equipment.”  Among the products on display for Rheem’s Water division are the Professional Prestige® Combination Boiler, Hybrid Electric Commercial Water Heater and Commercial Marathon® Eclipse™ Light Duty Water Heater. On the Air side of the business, the focus is on the EcoNet® Smart Thermostat, the Prestige® Series Modulating Gas Furnace and Mini-Split Heating and Air Conditioning Systems as well as commercial solutions such as the Renaissance™ HVAC Line and the H2AC® Rooftop Unit. Water Solutions Professional Prestige Combination BoilerThe Professional Prestige Combination Boiler from Rheem is the latest innovation to the company’s expanding high-efficiency product portfolio. With its compact design, Rheem’s Combi Boiler is suited for smaller homes or multifamily applications to free up valuable space without sacrificing optimal performance. The ENERGY STAR certified Combi Boiler from Rheem is a modern and efficient solution for today’s homeowners’ hydronic heating and hot water needs.At 95 percent AFUE, the Combi Boiler is over 15 percent more efficient than standard boilers on the market. The higher efficiency is a result of the Combi Boiler’s ability to extract more heat from the unit’s exhaust gases, which makes the system eligible for local rebates up to $1,600. Additionally, the innovative design allows for the use of PVC venting options, which increases flexibility for easy installations and reduced labor costs. Hybrid Electric Commercial Water Heater Hybrid Commercial Water Heater can connect to Rheem’s exclusive EcoNet® WiFi-connected platform The ENERGY STAR rated Hybrid Commercial Water Heater drastically reduces water and energy usage, while delivering hot water faster than most standard electric water heaters. Dry-fire protected and low-lead compliant, this Hybrid from Rheem is easy to install and can readily replace a standard unit.  Additionally, the Hybrid Commercial Water Heater can connect to Rheem’s exclusive EcoNet® WiFi-connected platform for ultimate convenience. Once connected, the water heater gives end-users complete control through customizable temperature settings, vacation mode and the ability to monitor the system from anywhere in the world.  Available in 50, 65 and 80-gallon capacities, the Hybrid Commercial Water Heater offers a high-efficiency solution for an array of commercial applications. Commercial Marathon Eclipse Light Duty Water Heater  The Commercial Marathon Light Duty Water Heater combines high-efficiency operation with the durable design. Ideal for harsh environments, the non-metallic electric water heaters are equipped with a seamless, blow-molded, polybutylene tank that is impervious to rust and corrosion, for long-lasting dependability. Its polyurethane insulation helps reduce standby heat loss and minimize energy consumption.  For added protection and peace-of-mind, Rheem offers a 10-year limited warranty. The Commercial Marathon Light Duty Water Heater is available in 75, 85 and 105-gallon models.  Air Solutions EcoNet Smart ThermostatThe EcoNet Smart Thermostat, offering hands-free voice control through Alexa-enabled devices, is the latest innovation in Rheem’s EcoNet product line. Unique to the category, it is the only thermostat proven to control a home’s air conditioning, heating, and water heating appliances while managing 65 percent of the energy used in a typical home.Paired with Rheem’s patent-pending zoning technology, the thermostat maximizes energy efficiency, cost-savings and sustainability. The EcoNet Smart Thermostat was recently awarded a 2018 Good Design Award and a 2019 IoT Breakthrough Award. Mini-Split Heating and Air Conditioning SystemsThe line of high-quality Mini-Split Systems, offered by both Rheem and Ruud®, provide homeowners with a flexible and efficient heating and cooling alternative. Whether for a single room or multiple zones, the revolutionary ductless solutions are perfect for controlling hard to heat or cool areas.Using heat-pump technology, the Mini-Split heating and air conditioning systems offer precise home comfort for any room, any season, to save the homeowner money. Gas Furnaces The EcoNet® Enabled Prestige Series Modulating R98V Gas Furnace is ENERGY-STAR qualified for the high efficiencies and controlled comfort. Designed for dependability, the Prestige Series features Rheem’s exclusive PlusOne® Ignition System that is nine times more reliable than most hot surface igniters. The easy-to-install Prestige Series provides improved airflow via a patented heat exchanger The easy-to-install Prestige Series provides improved airflow via a patented heat exchanger, which reduces operating sound by 20 percent as well as delivers variable-speed technology and automatic adjustment for an ideal amount of airflow in all seasons for consistently controlled indoor comfort. The Prestige Series is available through Rheem, Ruud and Sure Comfort®. In addition, the R801T Ultra Low NOx furnace family leads through emission reductions of up to 65%. Rheem further offers a variety of options designed to meet a wide range of market needs and standards. From easy-service features to advanced technologies across an array of capacities, Rheem provides durable, long-lasting performance for all residential applications. Renaissance Commercial Line Rheem’s Renaissance Commercial Line, which includes 7.5 - 12.5 Ton Gas Electric and AC package units and 7.5 - 10 Ton Heat Pump package units, provides commercial specifiers with customizable solutions to suit their exact needs and is 30 percent more energy-efficient than competitors, translating to thousands of dollars saved over the system’s lifetime.  Equipped with robust performance features, the Renaissance line includes Rheem’s PlusOne HumidiDry™ technology with a built-in VFD operating at a lower speed on first-stage cooling when in reheat mode and when in occupied fan mode. Additionally, a solid single-piece top and durable panels simplify unit installation, while a factory-installed ClearControl™ Direct Digital Control (DDC) and sensors can connect to LonWorks®, BACnet® and Modbus® BAS/EMS systems for remote monitoring and precise control. Available via a tri-tiered product platform, the Renaissance Commercial Line consists of Rheem Commercial Prestige Series, Rheem Commercial Classic Plus® Series; and Rheem Commercial Classic® Series. H2AC Rooftop Unit The Rheem H2AC Rooftop Unit featuring eSync™ integration technology is part of the integrated air and water system designed specifically for full-service restaurants and other commercial applications with high hot water demand. The award-winning system brings new levels of savings and efficiency to businesses.  The eSync Integration Technology enables the system to automatically switch modes whenever there is an opportunity to pre-heat water by using heat removed from the building through the air conditioning process. The H2AC Rooftop Unit from Rheem can save up to 50 percent on annual water heating costs and up to 20 percent on annual energy saving costs.  For more information about Rheem’s Air and Water innovations, one can stop by booth B3217 at the 2019 AHR Expo.

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