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Now Available – New Indoor RTG Non-Condensing Tankless Gas Water Heaters

March 14, 2024
New indoor RTG

Phase Out Information – Effective February 26, 2024

Rheem® is excited to announce the indoor RTG Series High Efficiency Non-Condensing Tankless Gas Water Heaters are now available through wholesale channels. The new RTG Series will replace the RTG-1 Mid-Efficiency Non-Condensing Tankless Gas Water Heaters. With the same proven performance both plumbers and homeowners have come to trust, this enhanced tankless line offers a new modern design.

Effective February 26, 2024, we are no longer accepting orders on indoor RTG-1 Natural Gas Water Heaters.

HotWave Is Popular, Winning Awards and in the News

January 31, 2024
Rheem HotWave awards

Rheem® HotWave® is the multipurpose hose sprayer that provides on-demand heated water for outdoor cleaning projects. It’s a safe and easy way to wash your car, rinse off your outdoor patio and equipment or give your furry friend a bath. It evolved over the years, starting from a sketch to becoming an innovative and versatile tool for homeowners. We’re proud to announce HotWave received multiple awards in 2023 and was featured in news outlets.

Make Life Easier with the Newest RheemLabs Innovation: Near-Boiling Water on Demand

January 27, 2022
xpresshot near-boiling water

No more waiting for boiling water. We all know a watched pot “never” boils. Now, you don’t have to wait. XpressHot™ provides filtered, near-boiling hot water right out of the tap. When you’re ready for a hot cup of tea or trying to cook some spaghetti noodles in a hurry, it may be just what you need to save time and reduce a little stress.

Feedback from Homeowners Is Key

Rheem’s innovation team,

Reflecting on Milestones for the 50th Anniversary of the Rheem Montgomery Plant

December 16, 2021
Rheem Montgomery plant 1970s


Fifty years ago, in October 1971, Rheem® broke ground on a 200,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama to produce water heaters for households in the Southeastern United States. Since opening in 1972, the plant has undergone two major expansions and now ships both residential and commercial water heating systems to households and businesses across North America. Rheem has grown to be the largest manufacturer of water heaters worldwide with the Montgomery plant shipping to Canada,

Department of Energy Policy Enforcement – Electric Storage Water Heaters

December 14, 2021
electric water heater

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022 – Impacted Products Update
Department of Energy Policy Enforcement – Electric Tank Water Heaters
Effective January 1, 2022, electric tank water heaters with inputs less than or equal to 12kW will:
– require their efficiency be rated in terms of Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) and
– meet applicable NAECA III consumer (residential) efficiency requirements.
This will result in changes to our residential and commercial electric tank water heater offerings.