Selecting A Water Heater

Purchasing a water heater is something most people do not do very often. Because shopping for a water heater requires consideration of many factors, it can feel overwhelming. While the easiest solution is usually to replace like kind for like kind, it has likely been many years since your current water heater was installed and Rheem has made many advancements in water heating performance and efficiency over the years. We encourage you to take the time to find the best hot water solution for your family and needs by using our guide below.

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Most homes currently have a traditional tank-type water heater installed. Today's marketplace has changed offering more efficient ways to heat water for your home. This is a great time to consider an alternative to a traditional tank-type water heater.

Type Features

Tankless

Available in:

Rheem tankless water heaters heat water only when it is needed, so you can enjoy a continuous supply of hot water.

High Efficiency Tank-Type(Including the Hybrid Electric Water Heater)

Available in:

High efficiency tank-type water heaters are more efficient at heating water and keeping it hot. This means a lower annual operating cost and more available hot water.

Traditional Tank-Type

Available in:

Rheem has a long history or providing traditional tank-type water heaters as a reliable water heating solution. While the needle has moved, these units are still tried and true making them great for those on a budget.

Solar

Available in:

Rheem provides solar water heating solutions for those looking to harness the sun's energy to heat water. Using the sun to heat your water works very well in certain areas of the country and can save a lot of money in the long run.

Point-Of-Use

Available in:

Rheem offers point-of-use water heaters that are space-saving and designed for installation under sinks, in home additions, detached structures and more. They deliver hot water almost instantaneously, so you don't have to wait.

Professional LineAvailable exclusively through Rheem contractor partners.

Professional Prestige Series

  • Highest efficiency water heaters in their class
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • Rheem EcoNetTM Control System compatible models available
  • Easy-to-use controls with diagnostics
  • 12-year tank/heat exchanger and parts warranty (for hybrid electric tank-type and tankless)

Water Heater Types:

  • High-Efficiency Tank-type
  • Tankless

Professional Classic Plus Series

  • ENERGY STAR® certified models available
  • Easy-to-use controls with diagnostics on select models
  • 8-year tank and parts warranty

Water Heater Types:

  • High-Efficiency Tank-type
  • Traditional Tank-type

Professional Classic Series

  • ENERGY STAR® certified models available
  • Easy-to-use controls with diagnostics on select models
  • 6-year tank and parts warranty

Water Heater Types:

  • Traditional Tank-type
  • Point-Of-Use

Specialty Products

As we strive to provide hot water solutions for every lifestyle and budget, we've come up with unique solutions that fall under our specialty products.

Water Heater Types:

  • Traditional Tank-type
  • Solar
  • Point-of-use

Performance LineAvailable exclusively through our retail partner, The Home Depot.

Performance Platinum Series

  • Most advanced water heating performance and efficiency for water heaters available through a retail location
  • ENERGY STAR® certified models available
  • Rheem EcoNetTM Control System compatible models available
  • Average annual operating costs as low as $240 for gas models and as low as $555 for electric models
  • Hot water availability: up to 91 gallons in the first hour for gas models and up to 67 gallons in the first hour for electric models
  • 12-year tank and parts warranty

Water Heater Types:

  • High-Efficiency Tank-type

Performance Plus Series

  • Average annual operating costs as low as $295 for gas models and as low as $504 for electric models
  • Hot water availability: up to 83 gallons in the first hour for gas models and up to 67 gallons in the first hour for electric models
  • 9-year tank and parts warranty

Water Heater Types:

  • High-Efficiency Tank-type
  • Traditional Tank-type

Performance Series

  • Average annual operating costs as low as $316 for gas models and as low as $521 for electric models
  • Hot water availability: up to 90 gallons in the first hour for gas models and up to 62 gallons in the first hour for electric models
  • 6-year tank and parts warranty

Water Heater Types:

  • Traditional Tank-type
  • Point-Of-Use

Specialty Products

Explanation

As the world's best-selling brand of water heating solutions, Rheem offers a wide range of innovative hot water solutions to satisfy every lifestyle and budget.

Water Heater Types:

  • Traditional Tank-type
  • Solar
  • Tankless
  • Point-Of-Use

Tank-TypeApplicable for traditional and most high-efficiency solutions.
Tankless 

These estimates based on simultaneous showers using 2.5 gallons per minute. Flow rates vary depending on temperature of cold water supply.

These selections are based on typical shower and faucet operating simultaneously at 65°F ground water.

Typical shower up to 2.5 gallons of water !ow per minute; typical faucets - up to 2 gallons of water !ow per minute. Model selections and availablity are subject to change with out notice.

Solar 

If sizing a solar water heating system, please contact an independent Rheem contractor.

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