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Rheem

Performance Platinum 40 Gal. Tall 12 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater

$ 639 00
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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Platinum 40 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 2 to 4 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 & Utah Residents (Utah Effective 7/1/18): 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 maps 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.
  • Delivers 84 Gallons of hot water in the first hour
  • 12-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 3-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 0.65 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient water heater
  • 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 10,200 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: XG40T12HE40U0
Sku #: 1000034940
Internet #: 204697784

The Rheem Performance Platinum 40 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 2 to 4 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 & Utah Residents (Utah Effective 7/1/18): 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 maps 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.
  • Delivers 84 Gallons of hot water in the first hour
  • 12-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 3-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 0.65 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient water heater
  • 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 10,200 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
The Rheem Performance Platinum 40 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 2 to 4 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 & Utah Residents (Utah Effective 7/1/18): 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 maps 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.
  • Delivers 84 Gallons of hot water in the first hour
  • 12-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 3-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 0.65 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient water heater
  • 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 10,200 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: XG40T12HE40U0
Sku #: 1000034940
Internet #: 204697784

The Rheem Performance Platinum 40 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 2 to 4 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 & Utah Residents (Utah Effective 7/1/18): 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 maps 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.
  • Delivers 84 Gallons of hot water in the first hour
  • 12-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 3-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 0.65 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient water heater
  • 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 10,200 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Price
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Ratings (2244) (1551) (142) (824)
Water Heater Features LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Water Heater Profile Tall Tall Tall Tall
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
19.5
Product Height (in.)
60.25
Product Width (in.)
19.5
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
40
Product Weight (lb.)
135lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
38
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
12 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.65
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall
Wattage (watts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
3 Year
Part Warranty
12 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
19.5
Product Height (in.)
60.25
Product Width (in.)
19.5
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
40
Product Weight (lb.)
135lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
38
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
12 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.65
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall
Wattage (watts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
3 Year
Part Warranty
12 Year

Questions & Answers

The product description says "zero" watts. How can this be true? I am trying to figure out cir...

The product description says "zero" watts. How can this be true? I am trying to figure out circuit breaker size needed for this gas water heater. I assume it doesn't require as many amps as an electric water heater. Any help is appreciated.
Asked by: Chris
To Bryant: You point out that the instructions say, "...control box blinks at different rates depending on the problem your water heater has..." and wonder what's running the lights. Ours came with a black fan that you can see in the install image in the garage at the top by the vent; my husband unplugged it to use the receptacle for a power tool and didn't plug it back in. When my shower the next morning was cold, I went to the basement to troubleshoot and there were NO lights blinking. So there needs to be a 3 prong receptacle somewhere nearby but there is a very long wire between the fan and the plug.
Answered by: LJ
Date published: 2019-06-24

How much does Home Depot installation cost?

How much does Home Depot installation cost?
Asked by: Emmy
Installation cost is almost double the unit price. Experienced that for many installs. You can shop around, but it seems to be industry standard.
Answered by: Ken
Date published: 2019-01-23

Can this water heater be installed in the attic

Can this water heater be installed in the attic
Asked by: MG
I personally would not install a tank water heater in the attic. Storage water tanks can burst and that would destroy whatever is in the living space under the water heater.
Answered by: Frank
Date published: 2019-04-28

what is the weight of unit on purchase

what is the weight of unit on purchase
Asked by: bice
Its listed in the specs posted for all models, look up the specific model you are interested in and click on the link the link to the right of the product description section & read it. Weights range from 175lbs to 125lbs depending on model#. Its all there look for it.
Answered by: Mikid
Date published: 2019-05-29
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Customer Reviews

Performance Platinum 40 Gal. Tall 12 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1550.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great water heater price! Their are more efficient models out there but you will pay premium $ for them. But this Rheem has an excellent warranty and is more efficient than our old 16 yr old water heater. I researched several dozens of different water heaters and this by far was the best water heater for price and excellent warranty. This water heater is well insulated, I can touch the sides of water heater and it is cold to touch. Our old water heater we had a thermal blanket around it for efficiently . The new Rheem says do not use a thermal blanket to wrap around water heater. We have had it over a month, and have discovered are water is much hotter than are old water heater and we have it set on lowest setting. Are old water heater had a 8 year warranty.We had it for 16 years before it developed a slow leak. I do have a water softener and a whole house filter which does help extend the life of all your water appliances . So for the warranty,efficiency and price this was a excellent purchase for our home.
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will stick to Rheem and recommend it to anyone needing a new water heater. I purchased and inst... I will stick to Rheem and recommend it to anyone needing a new water heater. I purchased and installed this water heater 3 years ago. After recent power failure it would not start. The service phone contact is superb. Live help with only a very short wait. Got help to reset trouble code which got it back to normal operating signal. After the call when the unit was asking for heat it failed again. The automatic flue damper did not function due to a failed synchronization motor. Considering the heater is 3 years old I figured I would need to purchase a replacement part. I only needed the small syncro motor. Called the help number again asking about the availability of the synchronization motor only for purchase. When assured this was indeed my problem they sent a complete electronic damper assembly to me at no charge under the 12 year warranty. I am thoroughly impressed with their warranty that including electronic parts, which I find highly unusual.
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great and pretty easy to install My 20-year old Rheem water heater failed on a Saturday morning. I called around for a plumber and found that the cost was extremely high ($600 for a 6-year warranty water heater and another $600 for an "emergency installation). A friend of mine told me this was an easy job so I started my research. After an hour I felt that this Rheem Platinum model was my best bet. Home Depot had it in stock and at the best price. So far so good. Getting this into our basement was probably the most difficult part of the entire install. It took 30 minutes to get the old unit out and under 90 minutes to get the new one installed and tested for gas and water leaks. Definitely not hard to do at all. This unit recharges quickly - something important to me because I have three teenagers. It appears to be constructed and is very solid (and pretty heavy, which seems like a good thing). I'm optimistic that this will last more than the 12 years it is warrantied for. I couldn't be happier with this choice, and with deciding to install it myself.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from had unit for less then 2 years and the unit started to break down. it took 6 days to fix and ther... had unit for less then 2 years and the unit started to break down. it took 6 days to fix and there 1800 you call keep on telling me its my pipes and the hole time running test and paid for a plumier to come and view, they said it was the heater and Rheem Representative after 5 calls finally agree it was the heater. Very frustrated with this company services.After all said and done we had to pay 45 .00 out of pocket for a new heater and installation.
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had no hot water as one unit was leaking after 16 years of use and one had a bad pilot light an... I had no hot water as one unit was leaking after 16 years of use and one had a bad pilot light and I called Home Depot at 4:00 PM and they priced out the two units and installation. The next morning at 10:00 AM Same Day Installation plumbers show up sent by Home depot with the two units. We finalized the price as some improvements were needed to bring the install up to code and they set up the city inspection. The install was in the attic and a small space to work. The guys did an excellent job on the install, and checked water pressure, hot water temperature, and provided full instruction on how to operate. A gas valve needed to be replaced so the gas had to be turned off and they check my HVAC to be sure my heater was working. I purchased two Rheem 50 Gallon tall 12 year units. I like the new units as there is no more using a match to light the pilot light as Rheem uses a push button striker to start the pilot light. I have only had the units for a day, but so far I am pleased.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first DIY water heater install. I decided to purchase this Rheem water heater because it was marked down and was considerably cheaper than other models with half the manufacturer warranty. I installed this Rheem water heater myself to replace the 25 year old Rheem that started to leak. I did have to educate my self regarding the tools and supplies needed for the install. I also went to a plumbing supplier to purchase a 3" brass male threaded nipple to replace the manufacturer installed drain valve. In addition, I added extra copper tubing and a different drain valve to complete the remodification. I did this because I needed the water heater to recirculate the hot water to the upstairs. Before I did this, I had unacceptable water temp fluctuations to the upstairs showers. That issue is now resolved. This particular unit did have some shipping damage to the back outer casing when I opened the box. So far the outer casing damage is just cosmetic and doesn't seem to affect its function.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought the unit on a Monday and installed it that Wednesday night, box appeared fine. Pilot ligh... Bought the unit on a Monday and installed it that Wednesday night, box appeared fine. Pilot light would not ignite so I called the Rheem number. After about 30-45 minutes on hold or talking to their call center and going through a few checks, they said replacement parts would be sent to my home, and their local tech would call to schedule the work. The parts (new control box and pilot light assembly) were at my front door Friday when I got home. No call from the "local" Rheem dealer/tech (who is 63 miles away in a major metro area with 100s of plumbers - give me a break!) until Monday early afternoon. Apparently my lack of hot water didn't warrant a weekend repair. Plus they claimed a message was left on my cell phone Thursday, which was false. I informed them I installed parts myself since 5 total days later was a ridiculous wait period to get this thing operable. This unit better be flawless, as I'm very disappointed in the initial product and the repair service.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ease of installation - First time installing a gas heater. Everything went well. After everything... Ease of installation - First time installing a gas heater. Everything went well. After everything was hooked up, had problems starting the system. Pressed and held the gas control knob to pilot light per directions. Repeatedly pressed the piezo-electric starter. Finally started . Status light was supposed to turn blue. It did not. Called warranty at the 866 number.They advised I should wait a couple of hours and see if the status light changed. A leak developed in one of the new steel braided hoses on the hot side. I needed to turn heater off. Replaced braided hose with original copper hose. Could not restart heater. Called warranty again. We worked through a troubleshooting track with no changes to the heater status. She advised it would take a couple of business days to send a replacement gas controller. She also requested a technician to come to my house to assist in getting my heater running. It could take several business days for them to contact me. They recommended if I wanted faster service, I could order the part and they would reimburse me for the unit. The unit cost $149.95 at the website they recommended. Not having a good experience with the Rheem gas water heater. Quality - TBD. Value - TBD.
Date published: 2019-07-06
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