Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 520
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve70 Upgraded capacity
Accompanied my installer to Home Depot to purchase a new hot water heater as mine had gone out. Decided to upgrade from 40 gallon to 50 gallon since I had remodeled and added a shower to a half bath. There has been more demand since this addition, and it serves the kitchen and washer room too. To date I am pleased with the added capacity. Had heard and read of good things for the Rheem hot water heaters before purchasing. I put the ease of installation as good only because there was some degree of difficulty involved in making the change from the 40 gallon to the 50 gallon. So if you are changing sizes, you will need to check your measurements. While all looks good so far, only time will tell as to value if the hot water heater has a good long product life.
September 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TamaraB Great!
So far we are extremely happy with our purchase. We took advantage of ordering it online and in an hour it was ready to pick up at the front of the store. Our plumber said this is a great water heater and it was easy to install.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eyecue Easier than I thought
This may be premature because I have not had this water heater long. It was easier to install than I thought it would be. If you are looking for a water heater be sure to measure first because in the last two years the energy efficiency ratings have changed and the manufacturers must comply. The only water heaters that you can get are bigger now, taller and wider. We changed to a 50 gallon also and that made it even larger still! If you are in a manufactured home you may end up having to go to a tankless $$$$$ or getting some serious remodel work done due to size. We did not have that issue so it was relatively easy to remove the old one, put the new one in place and using shark bite fittings, attach it to the water lines. I love the new ignitors that are push button instead of using a lighter or match. Take pictures of your install point before you go shopping so that you can show the sales people what you are doing.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobThePlumber Hot water greatness
Haven't ran out of hot water since installing, easy installation ,
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handyman best product
very easy to installation and nice looking,good working
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Max Great replacement water heater!
Our gas water heater began leaking a week before Christmas.
After looking at our options, I decided on the Rheem Performance
Plus 50 Gallon 40,000 btu High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater.
from the Home Depot. The features and quality were second to
none and the ease of installation was a bonus. The electronic
control at the base of the unit even provided the piezo spark
lighter to ignite the pilot. It was a pleasure to get such a great
product at reasonable pricing. I would highly recommend this unit
to anyone needing to replace their current gas heater! I did the install
myself and had my work checked by local utility.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eljurrel Great Water Heater
I installed myself and it couldn't have been any easier. With the new pipe couplings available, it was a snap. A bit taller than the one I was replacing, but it was not a problem. The auto pilot lighting works like a charm. No having to hold a button while you stick a match to the pilot. The marvels of modern technology... LOL Talk about HOT WATER, I've had to turn it down because it is so efficient. I think I made a great choice.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Great water heater, easy to install
Installed this water heater on my own about a month ago and couldn't be happier. Took me about 5 hours to install and everything went like clock-work. It's a little tricky to get it started, once it's all installed but I called the customer service number and the woman on the phone had it running in about 5 minutes.
August 23, 2016