Rheem EcoSense High Efficiency Power Direct Vent 38 gal. Short 6 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater-ECORHE40S - The Home Depot

Rheem EcoSense

Model # ECORHE40S

Internet # 203856735

High Efficiency Power Direct Vent 38 gal. Short 6 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater

Rheem EcoSense High Efficiency Power Direct Vent 38 gal. Short 6 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater

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$1,399.00 / each


Model # ECORHE40S

Internet # 203856735

Store SO SKU # 1000489083

High Efficiency 38 gal. condensing power direct vent induced draft Natural gas water heater is a perfect choice when indoor air quality is a concern. 0.82 energy factor exceeds current Energy Star requirements. Provides up to 74 gal. of hot water in the first hour. Flexible venting options using 2 or 3 in. diameter PVC, ABS, or CPVC vent pipes. Unit can be vented with either a vertical or horizontal vent termination. Durable silicon nitride hot surface igniter eliminates the need for a standing pilot. High altitude compliant up to 9,000 ft. above sea level. 6 year tank and parts limited warranty.

  • 38 gal. high efficiency condensing power direct vent with induced draft provides an ample supply of hot water to meet most home owners needs
  • Natural gas unit features a eco friendly low Nox burner
  • Provides up to 74 gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • 6 year tank and parts limited warranty
  • Energy factor of 0.82 exceeds Energy Star requirements
  • Flammable vapor detection system disables the heater in the presence of flammable vapors
  • Flexible longer venting options available using 2 or 3 in. PVC, ABS or CPVC pipe
  • High altitude compliant up to 9,000 ft. above sea level
  • Dual anode rods protect the tank from corrosion
  • Requires 120-volt power

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Assembled Depth (in.)  22.125 in  Assembled Height (in.)  62.375 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  22.125 in  Product Depth (in.)  22.125 
Product Height (in.)  62.375  Product Width (in.)  22.125 
Tank Valve Size (in.)  .50  Vent diameter (in.) 
Water Connection Size (in.)  .75 
Application Type  Residential  Automatic Shut-off  Yes 
Estimated Yearly Operating Cost ($)  199.00  Finish Family  Gray 
Fuel Type  Gas  Gas Connection Size  .50 
Gas Type  Natural Gas  Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor 
Maximum Temperature (F)  160  Minimum Temperature (F)  90 °F 
Product Weight (lb.)  220 lb  Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)  48.5 
Returnable  90-Day  Tank Capacity (gallons)  38 
Total BTU  40000 Btu  Vent Type  Single Wall 
Water Connection Location  Top  Water Heater Features  LoNox,Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve 
Water Heater Profile  Short 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  CSA Listed,FVIR Certified  ENERGY STAR Certified  Yes 
Labor Warranty  No Warranty  Part Warranty  6 Year 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hot Tamales Purchased this unit in part because most (all?) other high efficiency water heaters were too tall for my 1918 home's basement height. First delivery there was damage that I noticed after unpackaging it for the install. Took it back myself, which is a pain. Installer recommended taking the next one out of the package while delivery guy was still there- duh. Next one was mint, and installed nicely. Note, that since it is a condensing heater, you will need a sump pump (not expensive) for the drainage. I tapped into the sump on my furnace, which was convenient. It is a 38gal, and I was replacing a 50gal. No issues with capacity so far. So far, the water is hot, noise level not too bad. Been installed for 1mo, no issues. Hopefully other people will write reviews on this, as the lack of reviews made it a bit difficult to purchase. July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding hot water tank Great experience from ordering on-line to driveway delivery. Tank was packed with great care (on a double pallet) Hook-up was easy but running the intake and exhaust lines for a new install can be a bit tricky. Great instructions that are easy to follow and understand. Heat's water quickly and the fan motor is fairly quiet (I have mine in a utility closet within living space.) I would buy this unit again as it just oozes with quality.. We have yet to stress it out running a dishwasher, washing machine, and a hot shower running at the same time. We also have this unit set to it's lowest temp setting as it can really heat up some seriously hot water on higher settings. Expensive but worth it in the end....we shall see. October 14, 2014
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