Atwood Develops RV On-Demand Water Heater
Atwood Mobile Products LLC’s high performance On-Demand Water Heater (ODWH) is now available to the RV industry, according to a press release.
Over the past several months, Elkhart, Ind.-based Atwood has placed On-Demand Water Heaters into retail consumers units for extensive real-world testing. These units were strategically located throughout the U.S. in order to expose them to a wide range of temperatures and conditions. Feedback from retail consumers using these test units has been “extremely positive,” according to Atwood.
The Atwood ODWH is available in a 50,000 Btu model, which provides up to 50% more output than any other large production unit on the market today, the company said. The Atwood ODWH offers the heating power and technology necessary to provide the comfort and ease of use for a residential shower in the customers coach.
Exclusive to the Atwood ODWH is a modulation valve that senses the flow of incoming water that allows the unit to adjust the burner flame based on hot water demand. By eliminating the need for a tank, the ODWH offers a weight savings of up to 115 pounds and is energy efficient due to the fact that gas is consumed only when hot water is demanded. In addition, the Atwood ODWH can be installed in nearly any current water heater opening without any cutting or sidewall alterations.
The Atwood ODWH is available in the aftermarket through major distributors and to OEM customers. For more information visit www.atwoodmobile.com.