Rheem EcoSense RETE-9 - 9KW Point of Use Electric Tankless Water Heater-RETE 9 - The Home Depot

Rheem EcoSense

Model # RETE 9

Internet # 202514581

Store SKU # 452604

RETE-9 - 9KW Point of Use Electric Tankless Water Heater

Rheem EcoSense RETE-9 - 9KW Point of Use Electric Tankless Water Heater

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$174.99 / each
  • Uses energy only when hot water is needed
  • Compact design allows simple installation almost anywhere
  • On unit control allows for easy temperature adjustment


Model # RETE 9

Internet # 202514581

Store SKU # 452604

Store SO SKU # 1000114404

The Rheem EcoSense RETE-9 Tankless Electric Water heater features a rugged brass and copper heat exchanger that is designed to withstand tough water conditions for long life. Its lightweight and compact design saves space and enables simple installation in a variety of locations. It is designed to provide hot water for 1 standard low-flow lavatory sink. Please click the "More Info" Tab and the "Specifications" to view the Rheem Brochure Guide to assist you in your purchasing decision.

  • Provides a maximum of 2.2 GPM continuous flow at a 35 degree Fahrenheit temperature rise
  • Designed to provide continuous hot water at a single point-of-use faucet
  • Flow rate provided by a tankless electric water heater is dependent on the difference in temperature of the incoming cold water supply and the desired hot water delivery temperature
  • 9 kw water heater requires a 240 volt electrical service, a dedicated 40 amp breaker and 8 gauge copper wiring
  • Energy efficient, uses hot water only when needed
  • On-unit temperature controls and LED lights indicate active elements and system operation
  • Modulating control adjusts power consumption to meet the required hot water temperature and flow rate
  • Rugged brass and copper heat exchanger is designed to withstand tough water conditions for long life
  • Lightweight and compact design saves space and enables simple installation in a variety of locations
  • Requires 240 Volt Electrical connection
  • Equipped with 1/2 in. water connections for easy installation
  • Max flow rate 3.0 GPM
  • Modulating Control adjusts power consumption to meet the required hot water / temperature flow rate

    How to Choose Your Rheem EcoSense Tankless Electric

    Choose your application, ie. shower, bath tub or vanity sink-faucet, kitchen sink faucet or washer. See chart below.

    For example: you choose a kitchen sink faucet.

    See application chart below and locate your flow rate. For example: your flow rate is 1.5 gpm.

    On the map, locate the average water temperature in your area.

    For example: your water temperature (in Atlanta) is 55°

    Use the water temperature and flow rate chart to determine the model you need.

    For example: 1.5 gpm flow rate + 55° = RETE 9.

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Assembled Depth (in.)  3 in  Assembled Height (in.)  10 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  7.25 in  Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.)  10  Product Width (in.)  7.25 in 
Water Connection Size (in.)  1/2 
Amperage (amps)  38  Electric Product Type  Point of Use 
Finish Family  Gray  Flow Rate @ 35 F Rise (gallons/min)  1.76 gal (US)/min 
Flow Rate @ 45 F Rise (gallons/min)  1.37 gal (US)/min  Fuel Type  Electric 
Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor  Maximum Temperature (F)  125 
Minimum Activation Rate (gpm)  .4  Minimum Temperature (F) 
Point-Of-Use  Yes  Product Weight (lb.)  8 lb 
Residential/Commercial/industrial Use  Residential or commercial  Returnable  90-Day 
Voltage (volts)  240  Water Connection Location  Side 
Water Heater Features  No Additional Features  Wattage (watts)  9000 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  2-UL Recognized  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Labor Warranty  No Warranty  Part Warranty  1 Year 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love my Rheem RETE-9 ! My son installed this tankless water heater under my bathroom sink about 5 years ago, and it has functioned flawlessly during that time. It gives me plenty of good-and-hot water, delivered very quickly. If I want it scalding hot, I just run the stream a bit slower. A few months after installing it, I asked my son to connect it to the shower that backs up to the same wall. The flow there is a bit slow for my taste, and I have to run the shower full hot in order to get a good water temperature for that higher-volume flow; I'm fairly satisfied with that, but I would recommend a more powerful heater if you want to use it for a shower. December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exactly what I hoped it would be I read some reviews on this product before I bought it and some of those people should be embarrassed of themselves. There is a clear chart showing how to "size" the tankless style water heater for your area. Some of these people are getting this small unit when their ground water is only 50 degrees, what are you seriously expecting to happen. This unit works great for my house. I have a 2 bedroom 2.5 Bath Townhouse in South Florida. I don't need a very strong tankless heater because our ground water is so much warmer than the rest of the country. So this thing works great. If you properly size the unit for you house and location it will work just fine. September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovin it! We have a small one bath, two sink cottage which had a huge water heater in my closet taking up space. My brother and friend (who are handy) installed this tankless system. It takes a new heavier wire to the electric box and some new pipe ends. I would hire it done unless you have done a lot of this work before. Installed this tankless is awesome! I have continuos hot water for my shower that stays constant. It is super hot for dish washing. Probably could not wash dishes and someone take a shower at same time on this small system. But it cleared up my closet space and I don't have to pay for heated water sitting around. I love it! April 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good for what it is For a smaller tankless, it is good. It was easy enough to install, but i noticed that it worked better with a 5/8" connector and the 1/2 " was too small. The electrical install was pretty simple, but it does take some space in the box. I have been pleased with the heat produced thus far. I would suggest starting at a trickle and then increasing flow until desired temperature is reached, otherwise it seems to not heat well.. October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does the job This water heater was easy to install and works well. I added it to my garage sink. It gets sufficiently hot for hand washing, even with a fairly low starting temp in the barely heated garage. Don't expect a hot shower from it, but it's good for a vanity sink December 23, 2014
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