Rheem Hot Water Heaters Review

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Explore the benefits of Rheem hot water heaters. Find the review of electric and gas-powered models, including heat pumps, tank, and tankless type.

Rheem manufacturing company is one of the most popular North American brands for residential and commercial water heating. Rheem is the industry leader in HVAC industry that carries a variety of types and models, including the three popular brands; Marathon, Ruud and Richmond.

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Rheem hot water heaters can be found in all four popular categories: gas, electric, solar tank type and gas tankless heating. Some models are built as the budget-friendly models which come with the 6-year warranty while units with the higher quality come with the advanced features, longer or even lifetime warranty.

Rheem tank type water heaters

Rheem gas water heaterThere is a wide selection of Rheem gas water heaters grouped in several categories. Most models are atmospheric vented and are using a pilot light for lighting. Other gas models are fan assisted or direct vent which brings even more flexibility.

You can also buy Rheem hot water heaters that are Energy Star approved, models with the Low NOx burners, popular Fury series, and units for manufactured homes. 

Standard Rheem gas-powered water heaters are equipped with the advanced features such as the EverKleen and Guardian system, while other sophisticated models come with the self-diagnostic system.

Rheem electric water heater - MarathonThere is another large category consisted of Rheem electric water heaters, which are different in capacity and designed for different home sizes. If you need a tank-type unit for point of use service or the tank with over 100 gallons, Rheem has it.

The most popular Fury series is also present, and it covers capacities from 30 to 120 gallons. Plastic Marathon models are the most durable units not only among Rheem hot water heaters but other brands and models. Quality features such as EverKleen, stainless steel heating elements and premium grade anode rods can be found among these electric water heating devices.

Rheem tankless

Tankless appliances are built as electric or gas-powered units.

Rheem electric and tankless water heaters are ideal for point-of-use applications such as bathroom or kitchen sinks where they heat water instantaneously. They can also be used for the whole house and multiple fixtures. Designed small and compact they can be installed almost anywhere.

Rheem gas tankless water heaterGas tankless models are energy efficient units that are wall-mounted which saves on space and energy while providing a continuous supply of hot water, on demand and fast. As they are designed with different capacities they can be used from smaller homes to larger ones and deal with multiple applications easily.

Rheem water heaters that are using tank-less technology are precise, smart and very reliable. While electric models are for indoor installation only, gas-powered units are for indoor and outdoor installation. The most efficient unit is "Prestige", a condensing heater.

Rheem solar

Rheem solar water heaterRheem solar water heaters are built for both active and passive water heating. The great advantage over other brands is that some Rheem solar systems are using the long-lasting Marathon tanks for storing water.

Both active and passive series come with the storage tanks, solar panels and installation kit.

Rheem heat pumps

Rheem heat pump water heaterRheem hot water heaters that are using heat pump technology are known as hybrid water heaters which provide huge energy savings. This technology allows Rheem heat pumps to provide energy efficiency which is two times bigger than conventional electric units.

This hybrid unit is the only electric model from Rheem that is Energy Star approved providing even more savings through the tax credits.

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Rheem has a long history in making water heaters. The company is designing and building such devices from the 1930s. Today Rheem is fully owned subsidiary of Paloma Industries, from Japan, the world's largest manufacturer of gas devices.

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