Rheem Performance Plus 50 gal. Tall 9 Year 36,000 BTU High Efficiency Ultra Low NOx Natural Gas Water Heater-XG50T09HN36U0 - The Home Depot


Model # XG50T09HN36U0

Internet # 204697831

Store SKU # 1000035076

Performance Plus 50 gal. Tall 9 Year 36,000 BTU High Efficiency Ultra Low NOx Natural Gas Water Heater

Rheem Performance Plus 50 gal. Tall 9 Year 36,000 BTU High Efficiency Ultra Low NOx Natural Gas Water Heater

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$675.84 / each
  • 50 gallon natural gas water heater provides water for 3-5 people.
  • Maintenance-free with no filter to clean or replace.
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 888-988-9935 by noon.


Model # XG50T09HN36U0

Internet # 204697831

Store SKU # 1000035076

Store SO SKU # 1001020895

The Rheem Performance Plus 50 gal. Natural Gas Tall water heater comes with a 36,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Ultra Low NOx radiant burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 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.

  • 50 gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 91 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
  • Meets or exceeds NAECA requirements
  • 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
  • Ultra low NOx burner reduces emissions and meets California air quality management district requirements
  • Call 888-988-9935 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.
  • California Residents - See if your county requires water heaters that meet Air Quality Management District Ultra Low NOx (ULN) requirements:

    Ultra Low Nox Requirements

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Assembled Depth (in.)  23 in  Assembled Height (in.)  62.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  23 in  Product Depth (in.)  23 
Product Height (in.)  59.75  Product Width (in.)  23 
Tank Valve Size (in.)  .75  Water Connection Size (in.)  .75 
Application Type  Residential  Finish Family  Gray 
Fuel Type  Gas  Gas Type  Natural Gas 
Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor  Maximum Temperature (F)  160 
Minimum Temperature (F)  45  Product Weight (lb.)  170 lb 
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)  36.4  Returnable  90-Day 
Tank Capacity (gallons)  50  Water Connection Location  Top 
Water Heater Features  Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Ultra LoNox  Water Heater Profile  Tall 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  CSA Certified,FVIR Certified  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Labor Warranty  2 Year  Part Warranty  9 Year 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hot Water is a Good Thing It has been two months since I installed this unit and it's working like it's suppose to. Before this purchase I spent some time on-line comparing water heaters and decided on this Rheem. Help from a neighbor in removing the old heater from a 20" high platform and putting this 170 lb Rheem in its place. Water lines and gas line connected and now time to fire it up. Had to follow the lighting instructions step 2 thru 6 three times before the pilot would light. Turned the temperature between A and B on the dial and had hot water in about one hour. Water temp has stayed at 135 degrees at this setting. Soldering/installing new copper line for the relief valve, this DIY'er spent approx 3 1/2 hours installing. Looking forward to many years of hot water. The heater looks nice also. May 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Defective Rheem Water Heater Purchased this water heater which plumber installed. Three days later pilot went out. First 20 days, the pilot went out 5 times. Rheem technical was not helpful. One technician blamed the problem on improper venting. Plumber laughed and made slight adjustment. Sent pictures to second Rheem technician who said venting was fine. Next technician said gas flow to house probably poor despite the fact my gas heater was working fine. Pacific Gas and Electric came out and said gas was fine. They suggested the control valve could be bad. Rheem agreed to send out technician but, had to wait a week. Local authorized technician diagnosed "delayed combustion" and wanted to replace thermocoupler and control valve. Only received authorization to adjust thermocoupler. At end of authorized repair the pilot was on but, burner would not ignite. Parts required needed to be shipped and would delay another 2 days. Also, repair would only be done in stages, one part at a time. Frustrated with lack of hot water and the difficult Rheem process, I appealed to Home Depot who took pity on me and provided new heater. I thought buying a water heater with a 9 year warranty would provide some protection but, Home Depot is the party that helped me not, Rheem. February 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Big & heavy It's much bigger than my 9 year old heater (same 50 gal.), barely fit into the same space. Had a hard time lighting the pilot light. February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Recommended by a professional The Rheem was recommended to me by a professional HVAC contractor and after 6 months on the job, the unit continues to work perfectly. I'm not interested in lowest installed cost. I'm interested in lowest operation cost over the life of the product and this water heater penciled out to be the best value. It's also more environmentally friendly and keeps water hotter, longer without having to "gas up." December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install I received it from Home Depot damaged, but did not have time or patience to return it. I installed it anyways even though it looks like it was dropped slightly on one bottom edge and crinkled the vent holes on one side. It could possibly be the manufacturers issue due to not enough protection or maybe mishandling on Home Depot's part. Regardless, it was easy to install, and it works fine. The unit is very easy to ignite and is very quiet. February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by does the job it was intended for Brand new water heater replaced one week before we moved in and works great for 4 adults in home. December 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Even "power showers" won't stop it! Almost on cue, our ten year old water heater stopped working. Wanting the same specs I bought this quality Rheem product. Had a plumber do the install for me and have had zero issues ever since. Efficient and an energy saver! December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great! We bought this product about 6 months ago and we are very satisfied with it! December 13, 2014
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