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Rheem Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater


Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 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.
$609.00 /each

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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Plus 50 Gal. Natural Gas Tall Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly low NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with three to five 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: see   Proposition 65 information

  • 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
  • Due to ultra low NOx requirements from air quality management districts in the state of California, please confirm that your shipping zip code is not restricted from the use of items that do not meet local qualifications
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 84 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
  • Rated for installations up to 8,500 ft.
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 596 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works as expected Easy install and comes with pressure relief valve already installed. Only problem was big dent on lower side of water heater not visible until you remove carton. By the time you notice it the thing is already out of the box, down in the basement and how would you return it. I see from other reviews I am not the only one with that problem. Since I didn't think it would effect the operation of the unit I chose to just install it as is. It worked fine. Memo to Home Depot, don't handle these things like they are bowling pins. September 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Haven't installed yet This hot water heater has yet to be installed but as long as it gives out hot water when it is, it's a winner in my books October 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So far so hot ...water that is I have this unit on the lowest setting and it delivers real hot water. Much hotter than the old AO Smith it replaced. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raheem hot water heater I have always had Rheem gas hot water heaters in our house. The one we just replaced we had from 1995 until now 2016, and it only had a five year warranty. It still was running just fine. I only replaced it because of its age. Rheem has great products. October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fast purchase and install I am overrating this item because I haven't even gotten a bill yet for my first month of use, but the overrate is worth how easy it was to purchase and install. I haven't had a single problem with the electronic ignition that everyone else has complained about and our water is much hotter than with the old hot water heater. Hopefully the 5 star rating rings true when I get my Xcel energy bill in October. September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rheem Customer service / warranty is terrible I purchased this unit exactly 2 years ago this month, and it worked fine until now. The gas valve unit apparently is now defective. We contacted a plumber that was recommended on the Rheem website. The plumber identified the issue as a faulty gas valve, but Rheem customer service insisted that he try to replace the burner first. Five days later, the new burner finally arrived! We called the plumber back out, and he replaced the burner. Unit still does not work, and Rheem finally agreed to send the parts that the plumber indicated were needed, but it will now be another "2 to 3 days" until the next part gets here. All together, we will be without any hot water for well over a week while we wait for their great "warranty" service. What good is paying more for the 9 year warranty when they wont support the product? According to the plumber, this issue only is because we bought from Home Depot. If we bought from a dealer, we would have been able to get it repaired the same day we first called. September 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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
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