Innovation on Display

Propane tankless water heaters and standby generators featured at Remodeling Show.

One of the largest booths at this month's Remodeling Show in Baltimore was the Propane Innovation Pavilion, which offered remodelers and construction professionals a chance to learn more about new propane technology; to participate in training workshops; and to see up close just how a variety of propane products work.

Throughout the three-day show, construction professionals were given the opportunity to participate in two on-site training workshops—"Water Heaters: Retrofitting from Standard Electric or Oil to Gas Tankless" and "Specifying Propane Standby Generations: Installation and Value Considerations"—presented by show partners, Rinnai and Kohler Power.

Outside the training area, Rinnai showed a mockup of a discreet exterior installation of a condensing tankless water heater that showed off its low profile. It also featured a solar reheat kit that regulates a solar water heating system. Kohler had a version of its 20-kilowatt generator on display that showed the inner workings of the residential standby generator.

"Propane plays a critical role in efficiently fueling tankless water heaters and provides a reliable backup energy source," says Tracy Burleson, director of residential programs for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), which sponsored the pavilion. "PERC is assisting remodelers and construction professionals with training and information on energy-efficient appliances so they can provide cost-effective solutions to homeowners."

If you missed the show but want to take an expanded version of the two courses that were offered, go to the Training page of our website. Both courses are free and are listed along with a variety of related training resources.

Water and Energy Efficiency with Tankless Gas Water Heaters

Specifying Propane Standby Generators

And check out the latest products from Rinnai and Kohler through our Product Directory.

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