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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.

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.

Your Comprehensive Homeowner Water Heating Resources Toolkit

July 26, 2022
water heating homeowner resources toolkit

As a homeowner, you’re probably always working to keep up, improve and invest in your home. It can be as simple as cleaning up the counters or adding a new decoration. It can be as complex as renovating the whole house. There’s a lot that goes into owning a home, but in any case, maintaining a home successfully goes beyond the exterior and can get technical.

Your water heater is the backbone of all you do inside the house,

Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance Just Like Your Car

April 28, 2022
water heater maintenance and car maintenance

You may be very familiar with what’s needed to keep your car running smoothly and extend its life. It’s a complex machine and helps you in your everyday life, so having it running properly is extremely important. Your water heater is quite similar. It needs routine maintenance, and just like the diagnostics on your car, your water heater can let you know when it’s time for service so it keeps running in optimal condition. You wouldn’t want to be without hot water,

Two Easy Ways to Get More Hot Water

April 14, 2022
get more hot water

You can focus on comfort when you know that you have enough hot water to navigate your way through your days. If you’re running out of hot water a little before you’d like to these days, our master plumber and trainer, Mike Henry, has prepared a couple options for you to consider.

Water Heater Booster

This helper is Mike’s favorite way for homeowners to increase their hot water output. A water heater booster is a powerhouse add-on for your current water heater that makes a big difference.

Spring Cleaning for Your Water Heater

March 24, 2022
spring cleaning water heater

Spring has sprung! The sun is shining, the trees are budding and the flowers are starting to bloom. It’s a great time to freshen everything up within the home. The act of spring cleaning comes naturally as we want to create a crisp, blank slate for the warmer months.

It’s a great time to clean floors, declutter closets and air out the house with the fresh spring air. During this time when the great outdoors is starting to warm up,

Guide to Using the EcoNet App to Save Money with Your Smart Water Heater

March 10, 2022
family in kitchen

Your hot water is there for you every day. It provides the hot water you need for showers, cleaning, dishes, hand washing, baths and laundry. Being able to control and monitor it while you’re navigating your day is a luxury you’ll enjoy with our smart water heaters.

Avoid Cold Showers

We’ve all been there. You go to take a shower, turn on the water and it’s COLD. All you want is a nice,

Keeping Your Water Heater at Its Best – Tankless Edition

November 15, 2021
water heater maintenance tankless

Now that you’ve invested in a tankless water heater, I bet you’re enjoying the continuous hot water! Your family can take back to back showers while running the laundry and dishwasher at the same time. It’s quite a luxury. Since you’ve installed the tankless, we’re here to help you find out how to make it last as long as possible.

If you have a tank-type water heater, read the tank edition of this article.

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