RHEEM® LAUNCHES PROFESSIONAL PRESTIGE® SMART ELECTRIC WATER HEATER WITH DEMAND RESPONSE
Response Ready Smart Water Heater
for Electric Grid Optimization
ATLANTA (Sept 26, 2022) – Rheem, a
leading global manufacturer of water heating and HVACR products has unveiled
the enhanced Rheem® Professional Prestige® Smart Electric
Water Heater with LeakGuard™ and Demand Response. Providing homeowners with advanced
electric solutions designed to comply with new energy regulations, Rheem now offers
seamless connection to the electric grid.
To meet new energy regulations in several
states, Rheem’s 40-, 50- and 55-gallon demand response ready electric water
heaters include a built-in EcoPort (CTA-2045 port) to allow easy connection to
utility programs. This high efficiency, smart water heater with up to .93 UEF,
was enhanced to become the practical solution for homeowners to potentially save
on energy costs while helping optimize energy demand and the electric grid.
“Customer satisfaction and hot water
performance while ensuring all products meet or exceed local regulations for
users are Rheem’s primary goals,” said Ray Troy, Product Manager at Rheem
Features include optimized energy usage with built-in
demand response capabilities, time-of-use scheduling, energy usage tracking and
advanced EcoNet® Wi-Fi technology – advantages that benefit both homeowners and
The demand response ready water heater line may
lower energy bills by reducing usage during peak demand hours and through
utility rebates and incentives. Scheduling capabilities, allow users to choose
when the water is heated to avoid peak energy rates.
Additionally, consumers may view weekly, monthly and yearly energy
usage reports from a smart phone, set “Vacation” or “Away” Mode and receive
alerts and service reminders. The units share valuable and timely information
via the EcoNet app, enabling homeowners to maximize their hot water experience.
Another major benefit of the Professional
Prestige Smart Electric Water Heater with Demand Response includes LeakGuard, an
integrated leak detection and prevention system with factory installed auto
water shut-off valve, which limits leaks to no more than 20 ounces of water.
Rheem will also
launch Professional Classic® Plus Smart Electric and Professional Classic® Electric
water heaters with demand response as part of the line. Features vary by model with
tank and part limited warranties ranging from 6-12 years.
more information, please visit www.rheem.com/smartelectric.
Founded in 1925, Rheem is America’s #1
water-heating brand with products available in more than 80 countries. Paloma
Co., Ltd.® of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988. Today the
company’s portfolio of premium brands include Rheem®, Intergas, Friedrich, Raypak®,
Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart® and EverHot™ as well as
commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone® and Kramer®, which
are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division.