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Advanced Water Heater Leak Technology Gives You Peace of Mind

February 10, 2022
leak detection water heater

Technology on water heaters has advanced to a level that proactively protects your home. Gone are the days when you have to wait until you get water damage in your basement before you realize you need to replace your water heater. Smart features like Rheem® LeakGuard™ and LeakSense™ give you the power to be on top of it. You can have peace of mind while your water heater does the work of protecting your home for you.

ProTerra water heater with leak detectionA Water Heater That Keeps You in the Know

A water heater that is well taken care of will last a long time. When you’ve made the investment, you want to maximize its life. Purchasing a smart water heater gives you the benefit of knowing it’s running well, and it feeds you information in the event of an issue.

Why You Want a Leak Detection System

If you’ve ever been through a water heater leak, you already know the answer to this question. You were coasting along and then one day…BAM!…you noticed water pooling around your water heater. It may have damaged a few boxes or even more. A leaking water heater can cause thousands of dollars of damage. And, truth is, most of us don’t check on our water heater every day.

leak detection and protectionWhat LeakGuard and LeakSense Do

The smart features are always on and watching for you. LeakSense detects a leak – large or small, internal or external1 – in as little as 15 seconds2. The EcoNet® app sends you an alert and now you can address the issue before it becomes a bigger issue. With LeakGuard, you don’t have to worry if you aren’t home when it happens because it has an auto-shutoff which limits leaks to no more than 20 ounces of water3. Units with LeakGuard include LeakSense.

Water Heaters with Leak Protection

The Rheem Smart Electric unit has LeakGuard. It also has other Wi-Fi connected smart features that you’ll enjoy. You can adjust temperature, check hot water availability, track energy usage and monitor element health. The Rheem ProTerra™ Hybrid Electric also has LeakGuard and higher energy efficiency which saves you additional money on energy costs.

1 Applies to Premium models only. Water leaks from the heater only, as tested across scenarios including a minimum of 5.5mL/hr volume leak rate, using most common installation scenarios. 2 Applies to Premium models only. Rheem Leak-Sensing Data: Time starts when leak begins and ends when sensor alarm is triggered. 3 Applies to Premium models only. Rheem Leak-Sensing Data; testing under a vacuum lock using 50-gallon tank, no expansion tank, average tank pressure of 40 psi, assuming no additional faucets are opened.

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