Rheem-Ruud Water Heating Releases Latest Update of Certispec Commercial Sizing Software

Feature-rich, Version ³·² offers a wide assortment of benefits: fuel cost calculator, competitive cross reference, Ultra High Efficiency model references, easy access to recent projects, and the ability to e-mail job files as attachments

CERTISPEC ³·² is the latest computerized sizing guide release for Rheem-Ruud Commercial Water Heaters and is now available on the Internet at http://www.rheem.com. CERTISPEC ³·² covers virtually the entire Rheem-Ruud commercial water heater offering, including the six new models in the SPIDERfire® line of condensing-type, gas-fired, commercial water heaters.
New users can download the new software any time by accessing the Commercial Products section of the Rheem Water Heaters web site. For existing CERTISPEC users, updating is as simple as clicking the “Check for Update” button under the File tab on CERTISPEC ³·¹, according to Tommy Olsen, senior product manager for the Water Heating Division of Rheem Manufacturing Company. 
User-friendly features: CERTISPEC ³·² is a 32-bit program with a file size of less than five megabytes (5 MB). Despite being so compact, the Rheem-Ruud software offers a wider assortment of features, including:
Fuel Cost Calculator, which draws comparisons of annual fuel consumption for gas versus electric units, as well as for standard 80%-efficient models versus the 95%-efficient SPIDERfire. “Specifiers can more quickly determine the payback period to help justify installing a more fuel-efficient water heater,” says Olsen. 
Special tables and charts, including one that helps calculate various combinations of water heaters and storage tanks to meet the demands of larger applications. Another table offers a comprehensive cross-reference guide to small-volume ASME units, including both Rheem-Ruud and competitor models.
Low NOx reference: The software’s sizing calculations show the right model numbers — not just for conventional gas units, but also for Low-NOx Rheem-Ruud products for users in states with special restrictions on gas emissions.
Ultra High Efficiency:  Includes recently introduced UHE SPIDERfire sizing option.
Microsoft® Word compatibility: Water heater project files can be saved as Word files, allowing users to print out information on their own company letterhead for a more professional-looking presentation to their customers. 
The Microsoft Word compatibility also permits two other important conveniences:
Handy reference to recent projects, which are listed under the “File” heading in the menu bar at the top of the screen. As a consequence, “Users can call up more than one project at a time and compare them side by side,” explains Olsen.
E-mailing of job files as attachments, not only to customers, but also to the Rheem-Ruud Technical Services Department. “This feature,” says Olsen, “continues to enhance the problem-solving dialogue we have with our customers, making it much easier for them to get the technical assistance they need quickly and accurately.”
Computer requirements: To operate the new, feature-rich CERTISPEC ³·², a user’s operating software must be Windows® 95/98, Windows NT4.x, Window XP or better; with a Pentium® 90 or higher processor; at least 16 MB of RAM (although 32 megabytes is recommended); 800 x 600 display resolution; and disk space of at least six megabytes. 
For more information on CERTISPEC ³·², call 1-800-HEATER3.

About Rheem Manufacturing Company
Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 82nd year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of high-quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar, and heat pump water heaters; swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design, and high quality. Rheem is the official heating, cooling, and water heating supplier to Kevin Harvick, Inc. and is the primary sponsor of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series “Driver of the Decade,” Kevin Harvick and his #33 car.
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