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    Rheem   Performance Plus 40 Gal. Short 9 Year 38,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater

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    • Description
      • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 people
      • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
      • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
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      The Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 38,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly low NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people. The push button ignition system ensures safe and easy startup. Its maintenance free combustion air intake system means there are no filters to clean and replace. The self-diagnostic gas control valve monitors system performance. A premium grade anode rod provides long-lasting tank protection. Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve and 3/4 in. water connections are included with the water heater for easy installation.

      • California residents: THIS WATER HEATER DOES NOT MEET ULTRA LOW NOX (ULN) EMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS. REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE SALE, SHIPMENT OR INSTALLATION OF THIS WATER HEATER IN ANY AIR QUALITY DISTRICT THAT REQUIRES ULN WATER HEATERS. Please refer to the map below to confirm if your home is in a district that requires ULN emission water heaters, and if so please select an approved ULN model.
      • 40 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
      • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
      • Delivers 71 Gal. of hot water in the first hour
      • 9 year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
      • 2 year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
      • 0.62 energy factor makes this one of the most efficient gas water heaters available
      • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
      • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
      • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
      • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
      • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or Visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.
      • Meets 2015 NAECA Standards
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      LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
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    • Reviews

      Ratings & Reviews

      97% of customers recommend this product
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      Customer Images (12)
      • Woops no hot water! The pilot light shut off 3 times within the first month.
      • February 12, 2015

      If you like surprises, and you don't mind taking cold water showers, then this may be the water heater you should buy. Within one month of ownership the pilot light shut off three times. After describing the problem to Rheem, they concluded that the unit wasn't vented properly. But here is what my contractor did when installing this new unit which is the same size as my previous unit. My contractor attached the venting without making any changes, except for new tape. My previous unit (Bradford White) never had the pilot go out in the 14 years that I owned it.. I was replacing that unit because it was getting up in age. Rheem won't send out a contractor until the unit stops working all together. But wait a minute isn't this under warranty for nine years? Rheem's answer: "the unit is probably fine it's a venting installation problem not the unit's problem." I don't consider that answer satisfactory and it does not reflect good customer service. And here I bought this unit because it had a 9 year warranty, money not well spent. Very disappointed.

      Pros it looks nice Cons pilot light goes out
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      55 to 64, Male
      17 out of 17 people found this helpful
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      By: ecort1
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