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Performance Platinum 50 Gal. 10-Year Hybrid High Efficiency Electric Tank Water Heater

  • Up to $4,000 in energy cost savings
  • Leak Detection for added peace-of-mind
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
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$119900

Product Overview

The smartest, quietest and most efficient water heater on earth features a hybrid heat pump design making it more efficient than standard electric water heaters with an estimated energy cost savings of $4,750 over 10 years. Smart Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Hybrid Electric Water Heaters feature Wi-Fi connectivity (required EcoNet Wi-Fi Kit sold separately) for important mobile alerts, like Water Leak Detection for potential added savings. Plus, its a great value with a 10-year warranty and 1-year in-home labor warranty.
  • California residents
  • Savings: pays for itself thanks to an amazing 3.55 uniform energy factor and features that deliver long-term savings
  • Smartest: exclusive water leak detection, other protective alerts and service notifications are sent straight to your phone for added peace-of-mind (required EcoNet Wi-Fi kit sold separately)
  • Quietest: operates at a sound level just above a whisper in other words, you won't even notice it's on
  • Peace-of-mind: built in leak detection alerts of a water leak so you can take action to prevent home damage
  • Purchase savings: look for savings through your state and local government or utility provider
  • Mobile alerts for peace-of-mind and convenience: keep your family's hot water flowing and home protected with maintenance, service, major component, water leak detection and high pressure/temperature alerts sent straight to your phone (required EcoNet Wi-Fi kit sold separately)
  • Smart hot water: smart features like energy saver and high demand modes allow our hybrid to provide more hot water when needed while using less energy overall
  • Wi-Fi and smart home compatible: EcoNet enabled for use from home or away with the EcoNet Wi-Fi kit (sold separately) and EcoNet app
  • More hot water: provides more hot water than many standard residential electric models providing ample hot water for households with 3-5 people or homes with 3+ bathrooms
  • Easy installation: easily accessible electrical junction box for convenient hook up and drop-in replacement for nearly any standard electric water heater
  • Easy to maintain: premium brass drain valve for easy draining and stainless steel elements that prevent buildup
  • Warranty: 10-year warranty with 1-year in-home labor warranty
  • Earth-friendly: so efficient, you can shower, do the dishes and wash the laundry all while producing fewer greenhouse gases
  • Reliable hot water solution from Rheem, the global leader in water heating
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.
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Price
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Ratings
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(92)
(1101)
(1101)
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)50505050
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Water Heater ProfileMediumTallTallTall
Product Height (in.)486162 in62 in
Product Width (in.)22.25 in22.2522.25 in22.25 in
Water Heater FeaturesGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFi
Smart HomeSmart Home Enabled Smart Home EnabledSmart Home Enabled
Fuel TypeElectricElectricElectricElectric
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt
5
Product Depth (in.)
22.25
Product Height (in.)
61
Product Width (in.)
22.25
Tank Valve Size (in.)
0.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
0.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
20.8 A
Application Type
Residential
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)
67
Fuel Type
Electric
Household Size
3-5
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
150
Minimum Temperature (F)
110
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
178
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
45
Required Volt Connection
240 volt
Returnable
180-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
10 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
3.55
Water Heater Features
Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall
Wattage (watts)
5000
Wattage (watts)
5000 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Labor Warranty
1 Year
Part Warranty
10 Year

Questions & Answers

252Questions51Answers

What is the minimum temperature setpoint for this water heater?

Asked by David August 6, 2020
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Lowest set point is 110. However, there is a “vacation mode”. I’m not sure what that temperature is without setting it and waiting for it to get down to that temperature.

How much water drains out and can it go into the leak pan

Asked by Sean June 22, 2020
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Depends on the humidity, but no, it is enough that you need to pipe it into a drain, perhaps using one of those little condensate pumps for central AC.

Can I connect the exhaust air to the outside near the hvac to help my ac during summer time and disconnect in winter?

Asked by RicardoM June 6, 2020
3
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I'm not real clear about what you mean in your statement "outside near HVAC..." I'm not an HVAC guy either. In my opinion I really don't believe it will be worth the time and material to connect the 2. the amount of cooling from the exhaust really isn't that much. It would cool a closet, but it would not be noticeable in a room. If you decide to do anyway I would be sure to install a 1 way damper or your HVAC will push air back into your Water Heater. Hope this helps.

How high off the floor do I have to install this tank to meet the 18" off the floor requirement f...

Asked by mor10 May 22, 2020
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I am not familiar with your requirement. My unit is sitting directly on the concrete floor in the basement. You need clearance above the unit so that you can clean the filter.

What is the length of the power lead?

Asked by mor10 May 22, 2020
7
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It has no power lead. It is direct wired to the service panel.

What is Home Depot price on this high efficiency 50 gallon water heater? Also, need price on the 65 gallon unit

Asked by Harvey December 6, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for asking, Harvey. The pricing for these units should be on The Home Depot website. We would suggest to look at the top of the page and check the 65 model on The Home Depot website also. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1-800-995-0982. Thank you and have a great day.

How to increase water temperatures

Asked by Armon November 19, 2019
6
Answers

Turn the temperature up.

Do I need hybrid?

Asked by Lk October 29, 2019
5
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Circulation systems are for tankless systems not hybrid. At 45 degrees I don't think you will get any benefit from the heat pump and will just be running electric resistance heat. If you need more got water, keep the 80 gallon heater and add a 120 degree thermostatic mixing valve and then up the thermostat on the water heater to 140. Keep your hot water heater and try the new tub. You should have plenty of hot water with it already.

Will it work the same if I don’t run the duct work?

Asked by Smalls August 16, 2019
7
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It all depends on where you are installing the device and where you live. The heat pump creates cool air that is expelled from the unit. If the water heater is in a small confined area, the surrounding air becomes increasingly cooler as the unit works. This in turn, will make the unit less efficient. For my application, I don't duct the unit because it is installed in a 1000 square foot garage. The added benefit for me, is that it acts like an air conditioner and keeps the garage cooler in the summer months. Of course, the down side is that it keeps the garage cooler in the winter as well. The ideal setup for me would be to install a duct that exhausts the cool air to the outside in the winter months and redirect it to the garage in the summer months. I have not done this.

What is The ambient air temp range this works in heat pump mode. My main concern is the upper li...

Asked by Flyer May 25, 2019
7
Answers

Ambient operating range: 37-145° F I would think the higher the ambient temperature the better it would work. It should work great and help cool your garage.

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Customer Reviews

  • 92 Customer Reviews
  • 4 out of 5 stars overall
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NOT EnergyStar Certified
Quality :
5
Value :
1
This is a wonderful appliance - but I feel cheated. The 'energy guide' from this page shows the EnergyStar logo. The Manufacturer web page shows 'EnergyStar rated'. However, this particular model XE80T10HD50U1 is not certified. Its (slightly older?) kissing cousin - XE80T10HD22U0 is. This caused my NHsaves / Eversource EFI Rebate to be refused. I had expected a $600 for the 80 gallon model, but did not get it (thus far) making the whole value proposition completely different. It will probably also not qualify for the Federal tax credit. Now it will take many more years for return on investment, and knowing that I would have look around for alternative instead of buying this.
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Best Water Heater We've Owned
Quality :
5
Value :
5
Over 18 years of marriage this is the best water heater we have ever owned. We have two dishwashers, two washers and dryers and four bathrooms. The six of us heavily use hot water and we have rarely run out. Smart programming is excellent and saves us a bundle of money with schedules that meet our needs. I would absolutely purchase this water heater again.
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I've been using this for 2 years now, and we would buy it again in a heartbeat. Initial install ...
Ease of installation :
4
Quality :
5
Value :
4
I've been using this for 2 years now, and we would buy it again in a heartbeat. Initial install took a little extra work to plumb in the condensate drain lines, and the unit is significantly taller than my old 80gal. Performance is great, it heats water up much faster and keeps it warm longer (when not on). Only gripe is that this should have included the wifi module instead of making you buy an add-on after spending this much for a water heater.
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Even though Rheem claims a UEF of 3.50/3.55, which surpasses the >2.0 for the federal tax credit,...
Ease of installation :
3
Quality :
2
Value :
1
Even though Rheem claims a UEF of 3.50/3.55, which surpasses the >2.0 for the federal tax credit, Rheem refuses to offer the required certificate for claiming the $300 tax credit. Countless e-mails back and forth; their final statement was, "I'm unable to answer the specifics of why this model is not included on the list of qualifying models on the Manufacturers Certificate." So either their claim on the UEF is false or they did not qualify this unit for some other apparently unknown reason. I would recommend going with the other brand if you would like the $300 tax credit. The system is pretty loud when the heat pump is functioning. We can hear is running from the basement while we are on the middle floor. Other than that, it heats the water.
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I don't give praise lightly but this is an awesome water heater and I love it. Its a smart machin...
I don't give praise lightly but this is an awesome water heater and I love it. Its a smart machine and it has several easy-to-set modes to get it to perform however you like. Has vacation mode, heat pump only mode, electric element only mode, energy saver mode, and high recovery mode (runs both heat pump and elements at the same time). I also love the excellent status information it gives you about what is running or not, bottom tank temperature and top of tank temperature, lets you know exactly what is going on. Only problem was the difficult installation. I installed mine in a utility closet, so I had to install ducting for intake and exhaust air. Water inlets and outlets were in different position than old standard electric water heater so had to reconfigure my plumbing, too. Was quite a bit of work, but well worth it. Best situation for installing this water heater would be in an attached garage, so no venting or ducting required then. I love this water heater, performs well.
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From a user experience standpoint, the most poorly engineered appliance I have ever installed in ...
From a user experience standpoint, the most poorly engineered appliance I have ever installed in my house. The water inputs are on the front of the unit, requiring a complicated snakes-nest of pipes over the top; but they can't go RIGHT over the top, because the filter has to be removed and cleaned every now and then. The drain comes out the front, too, and so does that overflow safety valve. You can't install it backward because there's an LCD readout. So it's a nightmare if you're trying to replace an old-school electric water heater with this thing. If it's going in your garage and you don't care, fine, it's a peach. If it's replacing a water heater inside your home, don't do it. I wish I hadn't.
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Response from RheemDecember 5, 2017
Hi finnzo,

Thank you for purchasing the Rheem Performance Platinum 80-Gallon Hybrid Electric Water Heater and for taking time to leave feedback on this unit. After a lot of research, the design plan for this unit was to minimize clearance needed / required while at the same providing ease of serviceability by having everything in front of the heater. This unit was also designed with a duct ready feature that allows the unit to be installed inside the home in a closet with a minimum space requirement, a huge improvement from the previous generations.

We hope you are enjoying the many features and benefits if this heater, if you have any questions or concerns please call Rheem 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.


Thank you,
Jennifer rheem
Only had the unit for three weeks, but so far so good. It was easy to install and except for a de...
Only had the unit for three weeks, but so far so good. It was easy to install and except for a dent in the top from shipping it is a nice looking unit. I saved $200 by ordering online. It took a few weeks to ship it but My heater was still functioning so to save cash I ordered on line and shipped it to the local store. I haven't gotten a electric bill since its been installed and hoping this will be a huge difference from our old unit.
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It looks very nice. The hook ups are on the front, so it's hard to make it look clean. Because of...
It looks very nice. The hook ups are on the front, so it's hard to make it look clean. Because of the hook up locations, it takes more time than average to hook up. The heat pump is laud. The control board is nice, you can set the temperature and the mode you prefer. 12 year warranty is a plus. Your room will get cold on heat pump mode. It is actually an air conditioner. Not bad for the summer but I keep it the heat pump mode off during the winter. For some reason, braided hoses kept leaking for my application (I tried 3 different types) so I had to use copper pipes throughout with unions. I installed a pan to catch any water. Added 2x3 under the unit to promote air flow underneath. I also added a water filter system with shut off valves on both sides. The clear line is for my humidifier. I also made a cabinet to protect and cover the pipes (not shown). I used Pex for the condensation lines rather than plain tubing that get moldy. Make sure to keep the drains separate from each other, otherwise it defeats it's purposes. Because of the laud compressor, I do not recommend this unit in a home. Maybe a garage or an unfinished basement. Don't forget about the tax credits and the electrical rebates!
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Opelika al
Going a little green
Ease of installation :
5
Quality :
5
Value :
4
Not sure about this water heater yet have not got the power bill for this month. that will tell, Acts a little funny set it to 121 f top heat 116 and botton 101 in eng saver mode and cuts off this is what it reads from the temp on the screen other than that very happy with it will up date when the power bill comes in looking for at least 20 to 25 a month cut
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Initial Review after one week of operation
Ease of installation :
5
Quality :
5
Value :
4
After researching on-line about hybrid water heaters I decided on the Rheem 50 gallon unit. As expected no hybid water heater had perfect ratings. I have had Rheem water heaters (natural gas) in the past and they performed well. I replaced a natural gas water heater with this hybrid. I installed the water heater myself in my basement which has an average ambient temperature of 68 degrees. I was pleased with the ease of the installation. With the unit set to heat water only with the heat pump, hot water was ready in less than an hour. I was happy with that result. The unit has a touch screen to make adjustments to the operation. This makes it very easy to change the temperature or mode of heating and I really appreciate it. The unit is also wi-fi ready. To enable a wi-fi connection you must purchase an additional component for approximately 49.99. I choose not to purchase it. After 10 days of operation I am very pleased with the unit. Recovery time after showering is acceptable even using the heat pump only mode. There are only two people in our household so larger families may have longer recovery times or choose to use a faster recovery mode of operation. I will update this review after six months of operation.
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