CHINO HILLS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacuzzi Group Worldwide, one of the world's leading manufacturers of bath and spa products, announced today that it has expanded its product portfolio to include a new collection of energy-efficient tankless water heaters, which will be available at select Lowe's stores and on Lowes.com.
Powered by natural gas or propane, Jacuzzi® tankless units heat water as it is needed, providing homeowners with the comfort and convenience of endless hot water. In addition, tankless water heaters use up to 30 percent less energy than a traditional tank-style water heater, saving a typical family hundreds of dollars per year. These benefits, in combination with the tankless units' space-saving design and long lifespan, make them the ideal choice for any home – especially those that are undergoing a bath or kitchen renovation.
"Hot water is an essential part of any bath experience, and tankless water heating technology is the superior way to supply hot water to Jacuzzi® bath tubs and other hot water appliances," said Jacuzzi Vice President, Marketing Drew Meng. "Because Jacuzzi® tankless water heaters heat water on-demand, homeowners don't need to worry about running out of hot water because there is no storage tank to deplete. That means a home can run multiple hot water appliances or multiple showers at the same time -- a great benefit given the hectic schedules many families keep today."
The fact that tankless units do not require a storage tank is also the key to their improved energy efficiency. A traditional tank-style water heater uses energy continually – 24 hours per day, 7 days per week – to keep the water in the tank heated, whether there is a demand for hot water or not. In contrast, a tankless water heater only operates when it senses a demand for hot water -- such as turning on the dishwasher or faucet -- and shuts down when demand ceases, so it uses significantly less energy than a traditional tank-style unit. Homeowners can calculate how much energy they can save by switching to a tankless unit with the Jacuzzi® Energy Savings Calculator at http://jacuzzihotwater.com/energysavingscalculator.php.
Due to their energy efficiency, Jacuzzi® tankless water heaters may be eligible for tax rebates and other incentives from federal, state and local governments as well as from local utility companies. Homeowners can learn what rebates will accompany their tankless water heater purchase by visiting the zip code-based Jacuzzi® rebate calculator at http://jacuzzihotwater.com/rebatecalculator.php.
In addition to offering comfort, convenience and energy savings, Jacuzzi® tankless units are the size of a carry-on suitcase and are wall-mounted, creating more useable space within a home. The streamlined design allows for greater flexibility regarding placement as well. No longer must the water heater reside in a utility closet, basement or attic. Tankless units can be placed in the garage or laundry room, and external models enable installation on the outside of a structure, depending on the home's geographic location. Jacuzzi® tankless water heaters also possess a much longer lifespan than traditional tank water heaters. While tank-style units can require replacement as often as every 10 years to prevent water heater failure, which can potentially flood a home, tankless units can last up to 20 years before replacement is needed, and since they do not hold a large amount of water, flooding is a non-issue.
Since Jacuzzi® tankless units use natural gas or propane as a fuel source, all units must be installed by skilled professionals that have experience with the tankless water heater installation process. To find a nearby professional installer that meets this criteria, contact a local Lowe's store for a recommendation or visit http://jacuzzihotwater.com/professionalinstall.php.
About Jacuzzi Group Worldwide
Jacuzzi Brands Corp., d/b/a Jacuzzi Group Worldwide, through its subsidiaries (including Jacuzzi Inc.), is a global manufacturer and distributor of high quality and innovative branded bath, plumbing and backyard products for the residential, commercial and institutional markets. Product offerings include whirlpool baths, outdoor hot tubs, showers, sanitary ware, bath tubs, as well as fixtures and accessories. Learn more at www.jacuzzi.com.
SOURCE Jacuzzi Group Worldwide