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Water Heating Plumbing Terminology 101

February 23, 2024
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Plumbing may seem intimidating at first. After all, plumbers have trained to work with complex systems that keep your home running. Here at Rheem®, we leave plumbing to the professionals, but we encourage homeowners to be familiar with plumbing terminology. This guide makes understanding and communicating with your plumber easier.

We recommend looking at our water heating mini-glossary first to learn the basics of water heaters and water heating measurements.

A Guide to Plumbing Terms

Reviewing the different water heater components can help you communicate with your plumber and understand how a water heater works.

TECH Clean California Contractor Incentives

November 3, 2023
Heat pump water heaters in California

Heat pumps are key to decarbonizing buildings and achieving California’s zero-carbon goals. TECH Clean California is a state taxpayer-funded initiative designed to accelerate both heat pump water heater (HPWH) adoption and demand response program enrollment by offering contractors significant rebates on qualified heat pump water heater installations. The single-family incentives are available as of October 31, 2023. Low income and multifamily incentives will be available at a future date.

Enrolled contractors who replace a gas/electric water heater with a Rheem® HPWH can earn incentives per installation up to $5,800.*

In addition to TECH Clean incentives,

Kicking Off the Second Annual Heat Pump Water Heater Day

October 25, 2023
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October 25, 2023 is the second annual Heat Pump Water Heater Day. Celebrate with us! The Advanced Water Heating Initiative (AWHI) is bringing together manufacturers, installers, advocates, homebuilders and heat pump water heater (HPWH) owners to spread awareness about this game-changer in the world of energy efficiency. We’ve planned an entire day dedicated to heat pump water heater education. We’ll discuss HPWHs and their potential to help impact the environment through a reduction in energy usage and carbon emissions.

Why You Should Care About Energy Efficiency Day

October 3, 2023
energy efficient water heaters

Join us in celebrating Energy Efficiency Day. This time of year, governments, organizations, manufacturers and utilities come together to promote energy savings and carbon emission reduction. To fully engage in this initiative, start by understanding what makes an appliance energy efficient. This knowledge will help you understand how energy efficiency benefits homes and businesses to make a positive impact on our environment!

Demystifying Uniform Energy Factor (UEF)

Let’s start by understanding water heater efficiency ratings.

Save Today, Save Tomorrow with ProTerra

June 29, 2023
Rheem ProTerra heat pump tax credits and incentives

When savings are top of mind, there is a new option for you to look into now. The brand-new Rheem® ProTerra™ Hybrid Electric Water Heater saves you money as soon as it’s installed with a tax credit, local utility rebates and energy cost savings.

Understanding Your 2023 Water Heater EnergyGuide Label

June 29, 2023
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As a homeowner, you may have noticed yellow EnergyGuide labels on your water heater and appliances. What does the information on the label mean and why is it there?

Why the EnergyGuide Label Is Important

In order to help consumers comparison shop products, the Federal Trade Commission requires manufacturers to place EnergyGuide labels on appliances. The label estimates a residential appliance’s yearly energy cost and how it compares to similar models.

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.

Celebrating the First Heat Pump Water Heater Day

October 26, 2022
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October 26, 2022, is the first annual Heat Pump Water Heater Day dedicated to the education and awareness of heat pump water heater technology. At Rheem®, we are passionate about heat pump water heaters and strive to offer water heating innovations that reduce energy use and carbon footprint. We are excited to partner with the Advanced Water Heating Initiative (AWHI) and explore this game-changing technology.

Looking to the Future

Right now,

120-Volt Rheem ProTerra Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heaters Designed for Easy Gas Unit Replacement

July 18, 2022
Rheem ProTerra Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heater

Rheem® has expanded the ProTerra® family of heat pump water heaters, the most efficient and most advanced solutions available, with new 120-volt plug-in models. ProTerra Plug-ins are a sustainable, smart and easy replacement with uncompromising performance.

Quick and Easy Install/Drop-in Gas Replacement

Because it’s a quick and easy install with minimal clearance requirements and a standard tank footprint, the 120V ProTerra Plug-in is ideal for drop-in gas unit replacement and high-efficiency upgrades without the need to install a 240V electric service.