Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 609
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Loyce Best 40 gallon gas hot water heater for the price!
Rheem's new energy efficient hot water heater has helped reduce our water bill costs. It is sleeker and required less space. The water is hotter and reaches its destination faster. It stopped our leak and is saving us a lot of money over time. Don't wait until your old hot water heater quits on you, I promise you won't regret it! Best decision we ever made!
February 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by event1 dissappointed.
had to return and replace 28 days after installation.pilot light would not stay lit.
hopefully the first one was a lemon, and not it"s replacement.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OKRed Easy, Straighforward Install & Water Heater Working Great So Far....
Our old water heater went out Saturday (no warning, just kaput -- woke up to cold water showers and wet garage floor) and on a weekend (never fails) so we had a few days of cold showers, etc. It lasted 14 years and had a 5 year warranty, so I guess it was long overdue to die. At first I was thinking we'd need a pro install and that is M-F I believe (ended up installing myself however on Mon. aftn.)....so during weekend, I went online and checked out lots of brands, Rheem came up shining in the customer reviews department. So on Monday morning I went to the Home Depot nearby and chose this one.... It was in my garage waiting for me when I got home from work (wife took free delivery) and I installed it same afternoon. I would have done this the day the old water heater died but I was thinking I'd need a pro installation at the time, not having confidence to do it myself at first. As it turned out, the whole install took about 2 hours (have done a few projects, but not an expert DIYer by any estimation) with the instructions being very detailed and straighforward (mostly involves reading the inst. thoroughly and being sure to attach all the connections properly. I had a bit of concern since I have never installed a water heater before but forged ahead and everything went fine..... it is heating away as I type. There was warm water within an hour and it was actually too hot later in the evening (temp dial was at about 3/4 of the way up to heat the first fill of water) so I turned it down 2 notches before bed ...and it was still plenty hot for showers next morning and dishwashing and one hot load of laundry. I would recommend this water heater and I will update if anything changes, but so far it is chugging away and heating great (see my post-installation pictures attached) So, bottom line, don't be afraid, just read the instructions thoroughly (very detailed) and you'll be fine. If I can do it anyone can.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by newtothis21 Very nice for price
I bought this product just a few days ago and it has been a dream so far. I had looked at Lowe's to get them to install a whirlpool model but after reading the reviews I decided to get Rheem instead. I have never installed anything like this in my home and it took about two hours from start to finish to get the product in and going. Since then the pilot light has never went out and the hot water is delivered as promised. Good luck with your shopping. I would recommend this purchase for the ease of install, the price, and the quality.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bhappy Very happy customer
just installed this as a replacement to a 15 year old that was leaking and not heating well at all!! night and day difference. installed as DIY and no problems except of course it was 4" higher which meant cutting of copper and gas pipes. ( I have a plumber brother) so it was not a problem for me. took 2 1/2 hours including another run to Home Depot for female tank adapters. I had to turn down to the lowest setting and the water is still hot . the 67 gal per hour rate is true. a 40 gal tank that provides that kind of first hour hot water is awesome. Very Very happy!!!
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobC Works great so far.
I installed this myself about 3 days ago. So far, it seems to be working great. It does not cycle on nearly as much as my old water heater. I did swap out the cheap plastic drain valve that comes factory installed with a brass valve. If I have any problems, I will update this post, but overall it seems to be a good buy.
May 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bostonb Don't be fooled by the positive reviews
Obviously my water heater failed and I went online to research a good brand and this model showed up. So the next day I have it installed and the Pilot light won't work. I called Home Depot and they said bring it back and we will get you another one. Hard to do when it's been professionally installed. I called Rheem and after their troubleshooting script that they read off of failed they said they would send me another part. I've been without hot water for days now and I can guarantee you I will never buy this product again.
It takes a day and a half to ship additional parts and oh, I have to call the plumber guy to install it at my cost. Fantastic!!!
February 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 2minShowerMan Not even enough hot water for one shower
Took my less than 90 minutes to remove the old GE gas water heater and install this one. Thought I was OK until we started taking showers. I get maybe a couple minutes before I have to start adjusting my mixer in the shower, and after about 4 min the hot water is gone completely. And that's only ONE shower. What the heck? Every different temp adjusment to see if it was just between heating cycles but no dice. Tried to do online chat w/ HD and waited several minutes while associate was busy then it changed to "no available Associates to interact with you - Please try again later."
March 10, 2015