Rheem Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are an excellent choice for providing hot water for your home the most effective and energy efficient manner. Not only they use up less space than the hot water tank water heaters, tankless water heaters heat the water on-demand as it is needed and saves money by abolishing the requirement to have a tank of hot water prepared and keeping it hot continuously. Rheem tankless water heaters are also eligible for federal tax credits for energy efficiency and meets the low Nitrogen Oxide emission standards. Higher initial investments will return on the long term run on the water bill when using tankless water heaters.
The Rheem tankless product family provides a water heater for a wide range of household hot water demands.
The RTG models feature a wide range of gas powered tankless water heaters. While the Rheem RTG-64DVN delivers 6.4 Gallon-per-Minute hot water flow which is enough for most houses with a shower and a dishwasher or a washing machine running the same time, it might not be able to satisfy the hot water needs of a large house with two bathrooms and running appliances. For higher hot water demands the RTG-95DVN is the good choice with its 9.5 GPM throughput which produces almost 200,000 BTUs. Minimum flow rate is .26 GPM and the minimum activation flow rate is .40 GPM.
The RTE models feature a electric tankless product family. The electricity powered heaters are a bit less powerful against their gas counterparts. The most popular electric tankless water heater from Rheem is the RTE-13 whith 4 GPM of hot water throughput. The electricity fueled Rheem tankless water heaters top at the 5 GPM which is just about the minimum requirement for households with simultaneously running appliances and shower. If you have higher hot water demands then the gas heater product family is the only suitable choice for you.
The required temperature of the hot water can be set up based on a digital display in a user friendly manner and through a manual switch on the electric models. The same display can be used for monitoring the water heater status through the own self-diagnostic system.
When installing the Rheem tankless water heater the most time-consuming task is ensuring the ventilation through the wall or the roof. This is also an important process because the proper ventilation of the gas heater is the only way to prevent risk of Carbon-Monoxide poisoning. These are reasons which justify the high cost of the time-consuming labor of fixing the vent. Also don’t do the installation yourself, unless you are experienced. Always look for a plumber who has experience with installing tankless water heaters, don’t be a part of their learning curve since the task is moderately complex.
The Rheem tankess water heaters are complex machines with lots of parts, electronics and sensors which are a bit more prone to malfunctions than the old, simple, analog controlled water heaters. Some consumers reported about defects which can be accredited on the complexity’s behalf, the fix was provided free of a charge under warranty however. Still makes one wonder if these tankless water heaters can bring the old and simple hot water tank reliability for a many years time.