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Hybrid Electric Unit from Rheem Honored for Unparalleled Performance in the Water Heating Category


ATLANTA, November 20, 2018 – The Rheem® Prestige® Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater was recently honored by KB Home with a 2018 Innovation Leadership Award. The award recognizes superior suppliers for continuous product innovation that exceeds industry standards for highest quality performance. In addition to the proven-performance of its PrestigeSeries Hybrid, Rheem also received the award in recognition of the company’s reliable business conduct and customer service.


Last month, Rheem sales managers Jordan Susman and Matt Storey accepted the award at the KB Home Conference. 


“We’re thrilled to be recognized with a KB Home Innovation Leadership Award for our PrestigeSeries Hybrid Electric Water Heater,” said Susman. “We introduced our first Hybrid in 2009 and ever since we haven’t stopped testing new and improved technology and advanced feature options designed to offer continual comfort and convenience for our customers. Now in 2018, we’re proud to offer the most efficient water heater on earth, and it’s an honor to be named an innovation leader in such a competitive category.”


Rheem’s Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater is ENERGY STAR® rated and drastically reduces water and energy usage, while also offering up to $4,7501in lifetime savings and a less than two-year payback. Dry-fire protected and low-lead compliant, this Hybrid from Rheem is easy to install and can readily replace a standard electric water heater.


Additionally, the savvy Hybrid can connect to Rheem’s exclusive EcoNet® Smart Home System for ultimate convenience and user experience. Once connected, the water heater gives homeowners complete control through customizable temperature settings, vacation mode and the ability to monitor energy savings from either at home or anywhere in the world. 


Available in 50, 65 and 80-gallon model sizes, Rheem’s Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater is a highly innovative product and a perfect solution for any homeowner’s uninterrupted hot water needs.



Based on comparison of a 50 gallon Rheem® Prestige® Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater with 3.50 EF and a 50 gallon standard residential electric water heater with a 0.95 EF.


About Rheem 

Founded in 1925, Rheem®innovates all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Today, Rheem is America’s #1 water heating brand, and its products are available in more than 50 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd.®of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands include Rheem®, Raypak®, Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart®and EverHotas well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone®and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division.