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Performance Plus 40 Gal. Short 9 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater

$71900
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  • Maintenance Free burner system – no filter to clean
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 people
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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 38,000 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. 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.
  • 40 Gallons tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 68 Gallons 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
  • 0.58 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
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • 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



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Ratings
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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)40 gal50 gal40 gal40 gal
Vent TypeAtmosphericAtmosphericAtmosphericPower Vent
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Gas TypeNatural GasNatural GasNatural GasNatural Gas
Water Heater ProfileShortShortShortTall
Product Height (in.)50.25 in51 in50.25 in59 in
Efficiency LevelHighHighHighHigh
BTU Rating38000400003800040000
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
21.5 in
Product Height (in.)
50.25 in
Product Width (in.)
21.5 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)
0.75 in
Water Connection Size (in.)
3/4 in

Details

Application Type
Residential
BTU Rating
38000
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Efficiency Level
High
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Household Size
2-4
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160 °F
Minimum Temperature (F)
45 °F
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
40 gal
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
125 lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
39 gal
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
38.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
9 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.58
Vent Type
Atmospheric
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Short
Wattage (watts)
0 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
2 Year
Part Warranty
9 Year

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
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  • 95% recommend this product
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leaks get worse quickly
Rheem is a brand well known was the main reason for my selection. Once you notice a leak, it's time to act. Same day install was not available in my zip code but luckily my plumber was able to schedule me quickly. As soon as I noticed the leak, I started my research for a replacement. I replaced a 40-gallon with a 40-gallon since that fit my needs and found this one at a good price with the options I wanted. An hour after my plumber left, I washed a load of white clothes in hot water.
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Great value for money
Really happy with this purchase, I should have done it many years ago. Finally no more rental fees and no more dealing with Enercare ( They just take your money and as soon as you have an issue .... the fine printing comes in.) Water is really hot, even or regular setting, water heater tank looks modern and performance are very good.
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Do the required maintenance - replace the plastic drain valve and drain the tank yearly.
Bought and installed this unit to replace a 25 year old water heater. No problems for 4.5 years then the pilot light went out. Did the research and there is known issues with resetting the pilot light when you don't drain the tank of sand and rocks. Followed the instruction by draining the tank , refilling, and resetting the computer on the electronic igniter. Everything was fine for about two weeks. Then it started leaking at the drain valve. The plastic/pvc drain valve started leaking where it was threaded to the tank. Read up on this being a known problem . Replaced the plastic/pvc drain valve with a brass one. We will see what creeps up next. Overall a good water heater minus the plastic they use to save cost. Just drain the tank every six to twelve months and replace the drain valve with a brass one.
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    With a good reputation and a 9 year warranty, you will not go wrong with this water heater! I am ...
    With a good reputation and a 9 year warranty, you will not go wrong with this water heater! I am satisfied with it.
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    3 people found this helpful
    Good quality gas heater
    Good quality gas heater
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    3 people found this helpful
    I am impressed with this water and I didn't give it five stars because i've only had it 5 hours. ...
    I am impressed with this water and I didn't give it five stars because i've only had it 5 hours. It is an elegant piece of equipment and i've been washing clothes, dishes and am looking forward to taking a long shower and washing my hair (it's been 6 days since i've been submerged in water). Thank you Calvin-my plumber, he made this installation so easy and within two hours he and his uncle was walking out the door. I'm learning to spend my money wisely and this was a wise purchase.
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    Response from RheemDec 11, 2019
    Hi Leona,

    Thank you for the 4-star review!

    We appreciate you choosing the Rheem Performance Platinum 40-Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater for your home and hope you enjoy your new heater for many years to come.

    Jennifer rheem
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      Straight forward install, no problems at all.
      Straight forward install, no problems at all.
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      Easy to light with the push-button igniter although it takes a few pushes to catch the first time...
      Easy to light with the push-button igniter although it takes a few pushes to catch the first time. That's no doubt because the gas pipe had to be purged of air after the initial installation. Convenient window allows to see if pilot is lit without having to take off the inner cover. Makes extremely hot water, so hot that I've had to turn it down twice to a lower setting, so I think it's saving on gas. Here's hoping it lasts a good long time. I used flexible steel braided hose for this installation, with Shark Bite connectors on one end. I had never used Shark Bite before, and expected the worst. But they've stayed on the 3/4" copper pipe stubs, and haven't leaked so far.
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      My son and I had this installed in about an hour. I didn't need to make extra trips to the hardwa...
      My son and I had this installed in about an hour. I didn't need to make extra trips to the hardware store and the only tool we needed was a crescent wrench. The pilot lit with no problem and it's putting out hot water as expected.
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      Response from RheemJun 18, 2019
      Hi,

      Thanks so much for the review, we are happy to hear installation was easy and your enjoying your new Rheem Performance Platinum Natural Gas Water Heater!

      Jennifer rheem
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      2 people found this helpful
      Great product! The name says it all... easy to install.
      Great product! The name says it all... easy to install.
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