The Rheem Performance 40 Gal. Natural Gas Ultra-Low NOx Water Heater does not require an electrical outlet and features push-button ignition for match-free start up, making it a perfect for replacement of an existing water heater. Provides ample amount of hot water for households with 2 to 4 people. Plus, it includes a 1-year in-home labor warranty in addition to a 6-year tank and parts warranty. Enjoy peace-of-mind with a reliable hot water solution from Rheem. installation.
California & Utah Residents: this water heater model meets or exceeds Ultra-Low NOX (ULN) emissions requirements for all air quality management districts
Perfect for replacement: features a self-powered gas valve so an electrical outlet is not required and push button ignition for match-free start up
Reliable hot water: delivers 71 gallons of hot water in the first hour making it ideal for households with 2-4 people or homes with 2 bathrooms
Easy to maintain: filter and maintenance-free safety system
Peace-of-mind: backed by a 6-year tank and parts warranty plus a 1-year in-home labor warranty
Easy to choose a reliable hot water solution from Rheem, the global leader in water heating, which will be the perfect fit for your family, here are a few things to look for while making your decision
Q:What size kind of screws are you supposed to use to screw the vent pipe top to the top of the water heater? It should come with them if you want us to screw it down
by|Sep 17, 2023
Answer This Question
Q:Are any of your water heaters
Flame vapor ignition resistant?
by|Aug 8, 2023
Answer This Question
A: Hi Noname and thank you for your question. They are not specifically resistant.
by|Aug 23, 2023
1 found this answer helpful
Q:Is this unit a direct vent
by|Jun 19, 2023
Answer This Question
A: Hi Curt and thank you for your question. This unit is a standard vented unit. Please follow the directions in the use and care manual page 12.
by|Jun 20, 2023
Q:What?s the packed demensions?
by|Jun 18, 2023
Answer This Question
A: Hi Kris and thank you for your question. It is about 4" larger then the units dimensions:
Dimensions: H 58.5 in, W 19 in, D 19 in
by|Jun 28, 2023
Showing 1-4 of 85
4.2 out of 5
out of 756 reviews
60% recommend this product
Showing 1-10 of 756 reviews
Jul 14, 2023
A HISTORY OF RELIABILITY AND EASE OF MAINTANANCE
The last Rheem water heater I had was over 12 years old before it started leaking because of something I did. So now it was time to replace it and I went out and bought another Rheem water heater. What I liked about this one was how easy it was to install, and hook up, and I am 76 years old. But what I really liked about this model was the ease of firing up the pilot light by simply keeping the pilot light button depressed while pushing the button below it several times until the blue light starts blinking. Once the blue light is blinking it signifies the pilot light is lit and you just turn the knob to where it says Hot, and you're done. No more lighting the pilot light with a match, just push the buttons and wait for the blue light to start blinking, got to love it. Once it was installed and fired up it only took about 30 minutes for the water to be warm enough to go take a shower.
Response from RheemJul 19, 2023
Thank you for this 5-star review. We are glad that your new water heater works great for you. If you need assistance with your water heater, please contact our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST. One of our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you.
1 found this review helpful
May 13, 2023
I install water heaters for a living. I installed a rheem gas water heater from home depot in my home in 2017 and it's leaking all over the basement now. A water heater should last longer than 6 years. Very unhappy.
Response from RheemMay 15, 2023
Thank you for this review. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced because of the leak on your water heater. The water heater that you have reviewed includes a 6-year parts and tank warranty. For assistance, please call Technical Support at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST and one of our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you with warranty coverage.
3 found this review helpful
Feb 18, 2023
A total piece of garbage
I bought a 40 gallon 38000 BTU hot water heater by Rheem from Home Depot less then five years ago. It is already leaking from the base. The warranty is crap as is the Rheem hot water heater! Do not buy Rheem. I made a mistake that you can avoid. A piece of garbage in a box. Zero stars should be the rating.
Response from RheemFeb 24, 2023
Thank you for this review. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced because of the leak on your water heater and hope the issue has been resolved. The water heater that you have reviewed includes a 6-year parts and tank warranty, as well as a 1-year labor warranty for your convenience. If you still need assistance, please call Technical Support at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST and one of our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you.
5 found this review helpful
Jun 22, 2022
Amazing Hot Water Tank!
I purchased this water tank to replace my 25 year old GWS! I hope I have the same luck! Easy to install, quite, great value, fast heating and tons of hot water! I would highly recommend this unit for purchase! The Home Depot was the best to deal with! Great job!
2 found this review helpful
Mar 30, 2022
After having our other water heater for 19 years, we finally had to replace it. Purchased this supposedly “professional” Rheem water heater and now 2 years later pilot keeps turning off. Called a plumber for an estimate and it was more than the heater, $1,100. Never buying this brand again. Cheap appliances now a days.
Response from RheemJun 8, 2022
Thank you for this review. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced because of the pilot outage on your water heater. The water heater that you have reviewed includes a 6-year parts and tank warranty. If you are still in need of assistance, please call our Technical Support team at 86—6-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST. Our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you with warranty parts coverage.
12 found this review helpful
Mar 30, 2021
No hot water
Our old water heater started leaking so we needed a new hot water heater fast and luckily Home Depot was able to get out the next day. The installer sent by Home Depot was great and did a great job. Unfortunately, the unit is not even a week old and the water heater stopped working. The pilot is on then turns off. We turn it on then it shuts off again. Of course my husband comes home dirty from work and now has no hot water for a shower. This is the second defective major home appliance we have purchased that is defective. We are NEVER using home depot again.
25 found this review helpful
Feb 26, 2020
just installed a couple of weeks ago, everything seems to be working great. I started on the high...
just installed a couple of weeks ago, everything seems to be working great. I started on the high setting but it was to hot so now it's set on low which it great, way more efficient that my 20 yr old one. When you light the pilot the first time you need to look upwards through the glass window to see that it's lit.
8 found this review helpful
Jan 27, 2020
Delivered, installed, $1500 later and not a drop of hot water
Delivered and professionally installed. Sensor didnt work not once giving an error 9 code. Called rheem customer support sucked but luckily my professional installer told them send the sensor or he takes back the water heater to get another. Rheems home troubleshooting of a subpar product stopped right away and they will be sending a new sensor. Not suprised rheems customer support hardly knew english or anything about water heaters.... Im sure it will all work fine in the near future but if i would have known a new unit for 1500.00 i would still have to wait 4 days for hot water i would have bought a different brand somewhere else so my wife and newborn have warm water. As for the installer id give him 5 stars as he knew what he was doing and couldnt have changed the outcome.
22 found this review helpful
Jan 15, 2020
Great product bought this for my rental property and it’s very efficient and tenant is very happy...
Great product bought this for my rental property and it’s very efficient and tenant is very happy with the product
Would recommend it