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2022 Blog Highlights: Homeowner Edition

December 15, 2022
2022 blog highlights homeowner edition

We strive to provide articles that will help you extend the life of your water heater and find the next one when the time is right. We want to provide information about new products, new features and ways to make your experience with water heating more comfortable.

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Let us know if there are any topics you’d like to see featured next year by emailing us at waterheatingblog@rheem.com.

5 Things to Do Before You Call a Plumber

December 15, 2022
before you call a plumber

Most people probably don’t have some key information about their water heater memorized. This will take you through a quick exercise to get you ready to contact a plumber.

1. Find out the age of your water heater

This is easy to find on the label of your water heater, but it’s different for each brand. On a Rheem® water heater, you can find the week and year of manufacture by looking at the first few digits of the serial number.

Federal Tax Credits on ENERGY STAR Certified Water Heaters

December 8, 2022
tax credits

If you purchased an ENERGY STAR® certified water heater in 2022, you may be eligible for a tax credit. The existing 25C federal tax credit has been extended through December 31, 2022. The Rheem® Water Heating Division of Rheem Manufacturing Company certifies that the water heating models listed here meet the $300 25C tax credit criteria for ENERGY STAR® certified gas water heaters with UEF>=0.82 and Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater with UEF>=2.2.

Rheem HotWave Is Your New Multipurpose Hose Sprayer

November 17, 2022
Rheem HotWave multipurpose hose sprayer

Do you need a safe and easy way to wash your car, outdoor equipment, your pet and more? The Rheem® HotWave® multipurpose hose sprayer provides continuous hot water whenever and wherever you need it. It’s a versatile tool for your outdoor water needs. You can use it on anything from tough jobs like cleaning your patio to more gentle jobs like washing your dog.

The Features and Benefits

Rheem HotWave uses tankless water heating technology in a portable,

Bringing You Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater Options

November 3, 2022
rheem heat pump water heaters

Rheem® recently expanded our heat pump water heater (HPWH) offerings to include more residential and commercial models. These heat pump water heaters are designed to be smart, sustainable and easy to install without compromising performance. By drawing heat from the air around them, heat pump water heaters save energy and energy costs while reducing impact on the environment. Rheem is proud to offer the most efficient1 and advanced water heating solutions available on the market.

Savings and Efficiency Go Hand in Hand with ENERGY STAR

October 12, 2022
ENERGY STAR Day water heater savings

Rheem® products displaying the blue ENERGY STAR® logo have passed certification for strict energy efficiency testing. ENERGY STAR certification and energy efficiency mean energy cost savings for homeowners. That’s more money in your pocket compared to standard efficiency water heating products.

We’ve collected information about energy savings, sustainability and highly efficient water heaters to celebrate ENERGY STAR Day this year. You’ll learn their perspective on how to save today, save tomorrow and save for good.

How Demand Response Programs Save You Energy and Money

October 6, 2022
demand response programs save energy and money

Energy supply is limited to what utilities generate during peak hours. Your water heater is the second single biggest user of electricity in your home, making up 13.6% of residential energy usage by appliance. It’s second only to space heating and cooling, which uses the most energy at 42%. Both are major opportunities to change residential energy usage.

Changing energy usage is especially urgent in California, where energy grids are becoming more vulnerable to climate-related disasters like heat waves,

Rheem IKONIC Tankless and MiniTank Featured in HGTV Urban Oasis® 2022

October 6, 2022
HGTV Urban Oasis kitchen

Comfort at home is something you strive for, and we have the water heating solutions to bring it to you. Our Rheem® IKONIC™ Super High Efficiency Condensing Tankless Water Heater is featured in HGTV Urban Oasis® 2022.
One lucky winner will enjoy the comfort of continuous hot water without the wait. This water heater sets the new standard in tankless by combining best-in-class high-efficiency performance with smart technology.

Celebrating Energy Efficiency Day with Rheem

October 5, 2022
energy efficiency day Rheem sustainability smart electric tankless plug-in

With Energy Efficiency Day now here, we wanted to reflect on what it means to us to be energy efficient. Energy Efficiency Day falls on the first Wednesday of October every year. It aims to spread awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency, from lower costs to healthier homes and environmental conservation. Here at Rheem®, we’re passionate about making sure you have the resources to meet your hot water needs and reduce your energy use and cost.

The Inner Workings of a Rheem IKONIC Condensing Tankless Water Heater

September 1, 2022
Rheem IKONIC tankless

Previously, we’ve demystified how condensing and non-condensing tankless water heaters function. The Rheem® IKONIC™ Super High Efficiency Condensing Water Heater with Recirculation, is the ultimate in convenience—and water savings—with unlimited hot water. Imagining how a compact, minimal clearance water heater can produce so much hot water quickly can seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll walk you through how the Rheem IKONIC unit functions.

How the Rheem IKONIC Condensing Tankless Water Heater Works

The Rheem IKONIC Condensing Tankless Water Heater works like a Rheem condensing tankless unit with a slightly different process and added benefits.

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