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Rheem to Highlight New High-Efficiency Water Heater Offerings at 2016 PCBC Conference



ATLANTA, June 17, 2016—Rheem will be exhibiting at the PCBC Conference on June 22-23, showcasing several high-efficiency tank-type and tankless water heaters. As the most recognized brand of water heaters in the world, the company supplies the homebuilding industry with solutions to address a wide variety of new construction and retrofit applications.

“We’ve been very disciplined about product development and have used feedback from builders and contractors to create some of the most efficient, smartest products on the market today,” said John Ballard, senior manager, residential new construction national accounts, Rheem. “We know ease of installation is at the top of all wish lists so we’ve paid special attention to that, manufacturing new products in a variety of sizes and configurations all with features designed to streamline the set-up process.”

Rheem will be showcasing several of the company’s product innovations at PCBC:

  • The new Rheem Prestige™ Series Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater -- one of the most advanced hybrid water heaters on the market. Using a combination of heat pump technology and standard electric heating elements, the Prestige Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater is designed to pay for itself in less than two years.
  • The new Rheem Prestige™ Series Condensing and Mid-Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heaters are loaded with performance features that will save water, energy and streamline the installation process for both new construction and retrofits. Industry-leading diagnostics ensure quick troubleshooting and fewer callbacks.
  • Rheem’s XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater is a powerful 29-gallon unit that delivers enough hot water for standard 50-gallon applications, while heating water faster and costing less to operate. With a slim profile and weighing 136 pounds, the compact XR90 is installer friendly.
  • Rheem’s EcoNet™ Smart Home System allows homeowners to control and manage a home’s heating, cooling and water heating products from anywhere via a mobile app or through a wall-mounted Control Center. EcoNet notifies homeowners when their equipment needs service and provides up-to-the-minute diagnostics – including leak detection - in clear language. Rheem’s line of EcoNet-enabled, electric are compatible with the Works With Nest program, and both Rheem’s gas and electric water heaters are compatible with Wink and Logitech.

Phillip Maxwell, Rheem’s new construction sales manager for tankless products, and Medhavin Potdar, senior product manager, Rheem Water Heating Division, will be speaking at PCBC’s High Performance Home Theater on Wednesday, June 22. They will be leading a session entitled “Saving with Rheem Water Heaters,” which will provide education about energy efficient water heaters—an essential topic since water heaters account for about 20 percent of a home’s energy usage (source: U.S. Energy Information Administration). The presentation is in booth 118 at 3:00pm.

About Rheem ( Founded in 1925, Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, and it has an international presence in 14 countries. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Eemax, Richmond and Splendid, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. To learn more, visit


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