Review of Richmond water heaters for home water heating. Explore the features and benefits of the electric, gas, tankless, tank-type and hybrid models. How to select the right unit.
Richmond hot water heaters are made by the well-known American company Rheem, a leader in HVAC industry, tested and certified by the authorized labs. The corporate office is in Atlanta and the extensive line of products, which can be found among electric, gas and solar, tank, tankless and hybrid water heating systems covers great number of US and Canada potential customers.
As Rheem, Richmond implements the advanced features in its water heaters; such as the EverKleen Self Cleaning System to fight the lime and sediment build-up, Integra System, LifeGuard stainless steel heating elements and other for the reliable and safe operation.
Gas and electric water tank heaters come with the different warranties; 6, 9 and 12-year, which depends on the quality of materials and features that protect the heater, while tankless come with 10-year and hybrid with 12-year warranties. In addition, part of the Richmond water heaters is the Marathon electric heater which offers a lifetime warranty.
One of the main features found in Richmond gas tank-type heaters is the Integra System, a Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant system (FVIR) which protects the unit and provide an efficient and reliable operation.
Gas water heaters that are equipped with the EverKleen system and heavy-duty anode rods will provide longer warranties, since the heater has better protection. Also, these models have faster recovery rate, so they are recommended for larger home where families require higher hot water demand.
Richmond water heaters can use natural gas or propane, and based on its features and venting options, they can be found as Ultra Low NOx, Heavy Duty, PowerVent... with capacities from 29-gallon to 100 gallons... more
Tankless heaters heat water on demand. They are small and compact, wall hanging and take less space than tank-type. Richmond water heaters with the tankless technology are used for homes with up to three bathrooms, where the largest model produces up to 9.5 gallons per minute. Richmond builds several types of tankless heaters, which can be installed either indoor or outdoor. Find the review here.
Richmond water heaters that are powered by the electricity are very simple appliances for water heating. Tank type models come with the tank sizes from the lowest 2.5 gallons, designed for point of use service, to the largest 120-gallon whole-house models. Specialty models include the table-top and solar electric heaters, plus mobile homes.
Electric tankless heaters are built for those who prefer on demand water heating, simply hang the unit on the wall, rather than occupying the floor space. Smaller units, such as the 3kw models are mainly used for point of service, while more powerful, such as the 27 kw units, are meant for two or three applications working at the same time.
If the electricity is your only option, but you prefer Energy Star products, high efficient water heating, the right choice will be an electric water heater with the heat pump technology. Richmond hybrid models are available in two sizes and provide long 12-year warranty.
So what are the best Richmond water heaters? The best ones are those that are long lasting, have a fast recovery rate and first hour delivery and have the advanced features that not only protect the unit and the user, but make the water heating efficient, reliable and environment friendly.
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