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The Rheem® ProTerra® family of heat pump water heaters delivers savings when you buy—in the form of available tax credits and utility rebates—and also with big energy cost savings. Because ProTerra models draw heat energy from the air and produce zero emissions, they are helping save the planet.

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EARTH FRIENDLY EFFICIENCY
Up to 5X the efficiency of a standard water heater—producing fewer greenhouse gases1
CONSTANT PROTECTION
Premium models include exclusive water leak detection and auto water shut-off valve to guard against damage2
BUILT-IN ECONET®
Control, monitor and schedule your water heater right from your mobile device3
EASY INSTALLATION
We designed ProTerra models to be just as easy to install as standard water heaters

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  • Up to 4X the efficiency of a standard electric water heater
  • Reduces energy use and carbon footprint up to 75%
  • Designed to easily replace an electric water heater
  • Requires 240V hardwired service
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • Qualifies for local rebates and incentives

NOTE: Important for water heater replacements: If your current water heater gallon capacity
is equal to or more than the suggested heat pump gallon capacity, choose a heat pump one
size larger than your current water heater.


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  • Up to 5X the efficiency of a standard gas water heater
  • Reduces energy use and carbon footprint up to 80%
  • Designed to easily replace a gas water heater
  • Plugs into 120V 15 Amp outlets
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • Qualifies for local rebates and incentives

NOTE: Important for water heater replacements: If your current water heater gallon capacity
is equal to or more than the suggested heat pump gallon capacity, choose a heat pump one
size larger than your current water heater.

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Unmatched Savings & so Much More

The Rheem® ProTerra® Hybrid Electric Water Heater draws heat from the air around it to deliver unmatched savings and works like a standard electric water heater when the air is too cold. Either way, you enjoy worry-free hot water.

Save Money & Energy

Save up to $491 per year in energy costs—that’s up to $4,910 over 10 years!

Heat Pump Technology

The ProTerra Hybrid Electric pulls heat energy from the air around it to heat your water, making it the most efficient water heater on the market4 with up to a 4.0 UEF

Carbon Footprint Reduction

The ProTerra Hybrid Electric uses 75% less energy5 than a standard electric water heater to help minimize your impact on the environment—that’s up to 4X the efficiency of a standard electric water heater

Energy-Saving & Time of Use Scheduling

Save money and energy by programming your water heater to match your needs throughout the day—and take advantage of lower time-of-use energy rates

Set Vacation/Away Mode

Reduce water heating costs while you’re away for a week or just the day—it’s easy to set from your phone even if you’ve already left home

Demand Response Ready

Easily connect to utility demand response programs with the built-in CTA-2045 port. Reduce energy costs even more and earn rebates by participating in Demand Response programs

LeakGuard™ Auto Water Shut-off Valve

Protect your home from water damage with this all-inclusive leak detection and prevention system that limits leaks to no more than 20 oz. of water6

Built-in EcoNet® WiFi Technology3

Control and monitor your water heater—all from your smart phone

Energy Use Tracking

View weekly, monthly and yearly energy usage reports from your phone to help you better manage energy consumption

Operation Modes

Choose from five operation modes to adjust to your lifestyle, all from the EcoNet App: Energy Saver, Heat Pump, Electric, High Demand, Vacation

Advanced Diagnostics

Plumbers can view detailed alerts and alarm codes while at the water heater and via the Rheem Contractor App to expedite service7

The Rheem® ProTerra™ is the Right Choice

The Rheem® ProTerra™ Gives You More

The Rheem® ProTerra™ – Features

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The Rheem® ProTerra™ Hybrid Electric Water Heater Plumber Testimonials

Easy Gas Replacement

The Rheem ProTerra® Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heater draws heat energy from the air around it to save you money and protect the environment—without compromising comfort.

Easy Gas Tank Replacement

Standard footprint with 120V, 15 Amp dedicated-circuit plug-in design that requires little to no electrical work

Save Money & Energy

Save up to 55% per year in energy costs*

Heat Pump Technology

The ProTerra Plug-in pulls heat energy from the air around it to heat your water, delivering up to 5X the efficiency of a gas water heater

Fast Recovery4

The industry’s largest compressor enables the ProTerra Plug-in to quickly recover when hot water is used

Energy-Saving & Time-of-Use Scheduling

Save money and energy by programming your water heater to match your needs throughout the day—and take advantage of lower time-of-use energy rates

Set Vacation/Away Mode

Reduce water heating costs while you’re away for a week or just the day—it’s easy to set from your phone even if you’ve already left home

Built-in EcoNet® WiFi Technology3

View real-time service alerts and control the water heater from anywhere*

Carbon Footprint Reduction

The reduced energy usage over ten years is the equivalent to taking 1.4 passenger vehicles off the road for a year8

Disclaimer: Energy Savings of a 50-gallon Plug-in compared to a standard gas water heater of like capacity with minimum efficiency over 10 years.

Energy Use Tracking

View weekly, monthly and yearly energy usage reports from your phone to help you better manage energy consumption

Advanced Diagnostics

Plumbers can view detailed alerts and alarm codes while at the water heater using either the screen or the Rheem Contractor App7

120 Volt Rheem® ProTerra® Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heater (Dedicated Circuit)

RH-PHP ProTerra Plugin Plumber Brochure

Easy Gas Replacement with No Electrical Work

The Rheem® ProTerra® Plug-in Water Heater with HydroBoost plugs into any standard 120V outlet for simple installation—and sustained savings.

Easy Gas Tank Replacement

Standard footprint with 120V, 15 Amp shared-circuit plug-in design that requires no electrical work

Save Money & Energy

Save up to 55% per year in energy costs*

Heat Pump Technology

The ProTerra Plug-in with HydroBoost pulls heat energy from the air around it to heat your water, delivering up to 5X the efficiency of a gas water heater

Get More Hot Water with HydroBoost

Built-in HydroBoost mixing valve extends the tank’s hot water, maximizing output

Easy Generator Back-up

Low power draw means unit can be easily backed-up by a generator when electricity is unavailable

Energy-Saving & Time-of-Use Scheduling

Save money and energy by programming your water heater to match your needs throughout the day—and take advantage of lower time-of-use energy rates

Set Vacation/Away Mode

Reduce water heating costs while you’re away for a week or just the day—it’s easy to set from your phone even if you’ve already left home

Demand Response Ready

Easily connect to utility demand response programs with built-in CTA-2045 port. You can reduce energy costs even more and earn rebates by participating in Demand Response programs.

LeakGuard™ Auto Water Shut-off Valve

Protect your home from water damage with this all-inclusive leak detection and prevention system that limits leaks to no more than 20 oz. of water6

Built-in EcoNet® WiFi Technology3

View real-time service alerts and control the water heater from anywhere*

Carbon Footprint Reduction

The reduced energy usage over ten years is the equivalent to taking 1.4 passenger vehicles off the road for a year8

Disclaimer: Energy Savings of a 50-gallon Plug-in compared to a standard gas water heater of like capacity with minimum efficiency over 10 years.

Energy Use Tracking

View weekly, monthly and yearly energy usage reports from your phone to help you better manage energy consumption

Advanced Diagnostics

Plumbers can view detailed alerts and alarm codes while at the water heater using either the screen or the Rheem Contractor App7

120 Volt Rheem® ProTerra® Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heater w/ Hydroboost & LeakGuard (Shared Circuit)

RH-PIHP-SC Plus without Leakguard
RH-PIHP-SC-SO Premium with Leakguard
RH-PHP ProTerra Plugin Plumber Brochure

Did You Know?

Rheem ProTerra Hybrid Electric uses less energy to operate than a classic 100 Watt incandescent light bulb9.

Upgrading Is Easy

Making the switch to heat pump technology is simple. Side clearance requirement is minimal for the ProTerra Plug-in model and zero for ProTerra Plug-in with HydroBoost and ProTerra Hybrid models—making them a smart replacement option even in tight spaces, like a closet.

Knowledge is Power

With integrated WiFi, homeowners can avoid cold showers, detect leaks and more. It’s all possible with ProTerra Hybrid and the EcoNet® App.3

Add Up Your Savings

Find out how much you can save on energy costs when you purchase your Rheem Hybrid Electric Water Heater.
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Learn more about easy homeowner financing options
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Degrees of Innovation

At Rheem, we focus on innovating with intent, engineering solutions with lifetime sustainability in mind—from material selection to smart features to responsible recycling
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