Hot Water Heaters | Boilers

Hot Water Heaters | Boilers

Description
Description

Water heaters and boilers are residential and commercial appliances that provide a continuous supply of hot water throughout a building for conditioning or washing. The variation in names and functions of hot water heaters is attributed to their capacity to heat drinking water, usage in the a range of purposes in the domestic or industrial sphere, and their respective energy sources. Fossil fuels are commonly used for heating water, but alternative energy, backed with fossil fuels or electricity, can also be implemented instead. Electric heat pump hot water heaters are another more efficient, but more expensive, option. Hot water for the purposes of space heating is heated in a boiler.

History
History

Water heaters and boilers have come a long way. Initially, people heated water over open flames, which was tedious and time-consuming. The 19th century saw the development of rudimentary boilers, gradually replaced by more efficient models. By the 20th century, electricity and gas-powered options became common, offering quicker and more convenient ways to get hot water. Tankless designs emerged, providing instant heat without the need for storage. These advancements greatly improved home comfort and convenience.

Future
Future

As we move forward, water heaters and boilers are becoming more eco-friendly and efficient. Solar-powered units and heat pump technologies are gaining traction, reducing carbon footprints. Smart tech integration allows for remote control and monitoring. The challenge lies in retrofitting old infrastructure with these new systems and ensuring they're accessible to all, despite the higher initial costs. The emphasis is on sustainability, energy-saving, and user convenience.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What size water heater do I need?

Determining what size water heater is needed requires figuring out the amount of water one uses during the busiest hour, or the time of day when the most hot water usage occurs. For a general estimate, a household of 1 to 2 people requires 30-40 gallons (114-151 liters). A household of 2 to 3 people calls for 40-50 gallons (151-189 liters) and 50-60 gallons (189-227 liters) for 3 to 4 people.

How long do water heaters last?

The general lifespan of a water heater ranges from 8 to 12 years. The exact life expectancy is dependent on the quality of water and installation as well as the overall design of the unit. A water heater headed towards 10 years is typically due for a replacement.

How do you install a water heater?

For a gas water heater, disconnect the gas and water lines and detach the gas exhaust. Then, set the water heater in position. Install both the heat valves and water line connections. The last step is to attach the gas line. For an electric water heater, move it into a drain pan and install both the T&P valve and discharge pipe. After, attach the hoses and fill up the water heater by removing the aerator and turning on the water supply. Connect any wiring and check that the tank is full by turning on the faucet.

Fixtures

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46.25” | 117.5 cm
19.75” | 50.2 cm
19.75” | 50.2 cm
112 lb | 50.8 kg
Rheem Atmospheric Gas Water Heater - 30 Gal
117.500
50.200
50.200
50.800
2000
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Rheem Atmospheric Gas Water Heater - 30 GalPerspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Performance Atmospheric Gas Water Heater (30 Gallon)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Performance Atmospheric Gas Water Heater (30 Gallon)
18.25” | 46.4 cm
17.625” | 44.8 cm
3.5” | 8.9 cm
17.8 lb | 8.1 kg
Rheem Classic Tankless Electric Water Heater - 6.6 GPM
46.400
44.800
8.900
8.100
350
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Rheem Classic Tankless Electric Water Heater - 6.6 GPM3D model of the Rheem Professional Classic Tankless Electric Water Heater - 6.6 GPM viewed in perspective3D model of the Rheem Professional Classic Tankless Electric Water Heater - 6.6 GPM viewed in perspective
49.5” | 125.7 cm
21.625” | 54.9 cm
21.625” | 54.9 cm
75 lb | 34 kg
Rheem Electric Water Heater - 30 Gal
125.700
54.900
54.900
34.000
3100
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Rheem Electric Water Heater - 30 GalPerspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (30 Gallon)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (30 Gallon)
47.25” | 120 cm
28.25” | 71.8 cm
28.25” | 71.8 cm
95 lb | 43.1 kg
Rheem Electric Water Heater - 50 Gal
120.000
71.800
71.800
43.100
3100
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Rheem Electric Water Heater - 50 GalView of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gallon) in 3D available for downloadView of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gallon) in 3D available for download
70.25” | 178.4 cm
28.25” | 71.8 cm
28.25” | 71.8 cm
134 lb | 60.8 kg
Rheem Electric Water Heater - 85 Gal
178.400
71.800
71.800
60.800
3100
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Rheem Electric Water Heater - 85 Gal3D model of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gallon) viewed in perspective3D model of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gallon) viewed in perspective
60.25” | 153 cm
26.25” | 66.7 cm
26.25” | 66.7 cm
320 lb | 145.1 kg
Rheem High Demand Gas Water Heater - 75 Gal
153.000
66.800
66.800
145.100
2000
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Rheem High Demand Gas Water Heater - 75 Gal3D model of the Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) viewed in perspective3D model of the Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) viewed in perspective
64” | 162.6 cm
27.25” | 69.2 cm
27.25” | 69.2 cm
350 lb | 158.8 kg
Rheem High Demand Gas Water Heater - 98 Gal
162.600
69.200
69.200
158.800
2000
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Rheem High Demand Gas Water Heater - 98 GalPerspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon)
27.5” | 69.9 cm
18.5” | 47 cm
9.75” | 24.8 cm
82 lb | 37.2 kg
Rheem High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater - 9.5 GPM
69.900
47.000
24.800
37.200
500
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Rheem High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater - 9.5 GPMView of the Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) in 3D available for downloadView of the Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) in 3D available for download
61” | 154.9 cm
22.25” | 56.5 cm
22.25” | 56.5 cm
218 lb | 98.9 kg
Rheem Hybrid Water Heater - 50 Gal
154.900
56.500
56.500
98.900
2800
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Rheem Hybrid Water Heater - 50 GalView of the Rheem Professional Prestige Hybrid Water Heater (50 Gallon) in 3D available for downloadView of the Rheem Professional Prestige Hybrid Water Heater (50 Gallon) in 3D available for download
64” | 162.6 cm
24.25” | 61.6 cm
24.25” | 61.6 cm
262 lb | 118.8 kg
Rheem Hybrid Water Heater - 65 Gal
162.600
61.600
61.600
118.800
2800
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Rheem Hybrid Water Heater - 65 Gal3D model of the Rheem Professional Prestige Hybrid Water Heater (65 Gallon) viewed in perspective3D model of the Rheem Professional Prestige Hybrid Water Heater (65 Gallon) viewed in perspective
74” | 188 cm
24.25” | 61.6 cm
24.25” | 61.6 cm
281 lb | 127.5 kg
Rheem Hybrid Water Heater - 80 Gal
188.000
61.600
61.600
127.500
2800
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Rheem Hybrid Water Heater - 80 GalPerspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Professional Prestige Hybrid Water Heater (80 Gallon)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Professional Prestige Hybrid Water Heater (80 Gallon)
50.5” | 128.3 cm
23.75” | 60.3 cm
23.75” | 60.3 cm
160 lb | 72.6 kg
Rheem Platinum Gas Water Heater - 50 Gal
128.300
60.300
60.300
72.600
2000
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Rheem Platinum Gas Water Heater - 50 GalView of the Rheem Performance Platinum Gas Water Heater (50 Gallon) in 3D available for downloadView of the Rheem Performance Platinum Gas Water Heater (50 Gallon) in 3D available for download
30.5” | 77.5 cm
23.5” | 59.7 cm
23.5” | 59.7 cm
61 lb | 27.7 kg
Rheem Point-of-Use Electric Water Heater - 20 Gal
77.500
59.700
59.700
27.700
3100
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Rheem Point-of-Use Electric Water Heater - 20 Gal3D model of the Rheem Marathon Point-of-Use Electric Water Heater (20 Gallon) viewed in perspective3D model of the Rheem Marathon Point-of-Use Electric Water Heater (20 Gallon) viewed in perspective
18.25” | 46.4 cm
21.625” | 54.9 cm
3.5” | 8.9 cm
22.7 lb | 10.3 kg
Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heater - 8.8 GPM
46.400
54.900
8.900
10.300
350
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Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heater - 8.8 GPMPerspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Performance Tankless Electric Water Heater - 8.8 GPMPerspective view of a 3D model of the Rheem Performance Tankless Electric Water Heater - 8.8 GPM
25.625” | 65.1 cm
13.875” | 35.2 cm
9.875” | 25.1 cm
54 lb | 24.5 kg
Rheem Tankless Gas Water Heater - 8.4 GPM
65.100
35.200
25.100
24.500
500
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Rheem Tankless Gas Water Heater - 8.4 GPM3D model of the Rheem Mid Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (8.4 GPM) viewed in perspective3D model of the Rheem Mid Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (8.4 GPM) viewed in perspective
36.75” | 93.3 cm
13.875” | 35.2 cm
9.875” | 25.1 cm
80 lb | 36.3 kg
Rheem Tankless Gas Water Heater - 9.5 GPM
93.300
35.200
25.100
36.300
500
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Rheem Tankless Gas Water Heater - 9.5 GPMView of the Rheem Mid Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) in 3D available for downloadView of the Rheem Mid Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) in 3D available for download
Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater - 9.5 GPM
Scale illustration of Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater - 9.5 GPM compared to heaters

The Rheem Professional Prestige High-Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) boasts having the industry-leading low water flow activation flow rate and a hot start programming feature that minimizes cold bursts of water. Natural gas is used to power the water heater and there is an option to link tank units to operate as one in high demand applications. It also features a self-diagnostic system that encourages easy installation and service.

The Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) has an overall height of 27.5” (69.9 cm), width of 18.5” (47 cm), and depth of 9.75” (24.8 cm). The Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) weighs 82 lb (37.2 kg) and has a maximum flow rate of 9.5 gallons per minute.

Dimensioned drawings of the Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) in multiple views
The Rheem Professional Prestige High-Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) boasts having the industry-leading low water flow activation flow rate and a hot start programming feature that minimizes cold bursts of water. Natural gas is used to power the water heater.

The Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) has an overall height of 27.5” (69.9 cm), width of 18.5” (47 cm), and depth of 9.75” (24.8 cm). The Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) weighs 82 lb (37.2 kg) and has a maximum flow rate of 9.5 gallons per minute.

Dimensioned drawings of the Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) in multiple views
Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater - 9.5 GPM
Height:
27.5” | 69.9 cm
Width:
18.5” | 47 cm
Length:
Depth:
9.75” | 24.8 cm
Weight:
82 lb | 37.2 kg
Area:

Max GPM: 9.5

UEF: .93

Type
Tankless Gas Water Heater
Designer
Rheem

Drawings include:
Rheem Professional Prestige High Efficiency Tankless Gas Water Heater (9.5 GPM) front elevation, side, plan

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Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater - 50 Gallon
Scale illustration of Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater - 50 Gallon compared to other hot water heaters

The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gallon) is made with unmatched toughness, strength, and durability, hence reducing the recurring cost of reinstalling a water heater. The heater is insulated with polyurethane foam to prevent rust and corrosion and reduce energy consumption. The heater has a self-cleaning action feature at the bottom of the bowl-shaped tank and inlet tube, thus avoiding the build-up of sediments.

The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gal) has an overall height of 47.25” (120 cm) and diameter of 28.25” (71.8 cm). The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gal) weighs 95 lb (43.1 kg) and has a tank capacity of 50 gal (189 L).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gal) with height and diameter
The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gallon) is made with unmatched toughness, strength, and durability, hence reducing the recurring cost of reinstalling a water heater. The heater is insulated with polyurethane foam to prevent rust and corrosion and reduce energy consumption.

The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gal) has an overall height of 47.25” (120 cm) and diameter of 28.25” (71.8 cm). The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gal) weighs 95 lb (43.1 kg) and has a tank capacity of 50 gal (189 L).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (50 Gal) with height and diameter
Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater - 50 Gallon
Height:
47.25” | 120 cm
Width:
28.25” | 71.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
28.25” | 71.8 cm
Weight:
95 lb | 43.1 kg
Area:

Tank Capacity: 50 gal | 189 L
UEF: .93

Type
Electric Tank Water Heater
Designer
Rheem

Drawings include:
Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater - 50 Gallon front elevation, plan

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Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater - 85 Gallon
Comparison drawing of Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater - 85 Gallon compared to other hot water heaters and a person

The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gallon) features a bowl-shaped tank bottom that allows for complete sediments draining and a capacity ideal for a big family. The electric water heater is durable; hence can withstand a more extended period of usage, and the tank non-metallic surface is improvised to minimize rust and corrosion. The heater is also fitted with watertight grommets that reduce condensation and formation of overheated moisture.

The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gal) has an overall height of 70.25” (178.4 cm) and diameter of 28.25” (71.8 cm). The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gal) weighs 134 lb (60.8 kg) and has a tank capacity of 85 gal (322 L).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gal) with height and diameter
The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gallon) features a bowl-shaped tank bottom that allows for complete sediments draining and a capacity ideal for a big family. The electric water heater is durable; hence can withstand a more extended period of usage.

The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gal) has an overall height of 70.25” (178.4 cm) and diameter of 28.25” (71.8 cm). The Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gal) weighs 134 lb (60.8 kg) and has a tank capacity of 85 gal (322 L).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gal) with height and diameter
Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater - 85 Gallon
Height:
70.25” | 178.4 cm
Width:
28.25” | 71.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
28.25” | 71.8 cm
Weight:
134 lb | 60.8 kg
Area:

Tank Capacity: 85 gal | 322 L
UEF: .92

Type
Electric Tank Water Heater
Designer
Rheem

Drawings include:
Rheem Marathon Electric Water Heater (85 Gallon) front elevation, plan

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Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater - 98 Gallon
Style and size comparison drawing of Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater - 98 Gallon compared to other heaters

The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater - 98 Gallon is designed to offer large gallon capacities and uses natural gas as its primary fuel. It features an exclusive air/fuel shut off device and a maintenance-free burner system. The heater has a pressure and temperature relief valve and requires no matches when lighting the heater.

The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon) has an overall height of 64” (162.6 cm) and diameter of 27.25” (69.2 cm). The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon) weighs 350 lb (158.8 kg) and has a tank capacity of 98 gal (371 L).

Set of dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of the Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon)
The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater - 98 Gallon is designed to offer large gallon capacities and uses natural gas as its primary fuel. It features an exclusive air/fuel shut off device and a maintenance-free burner system. The heater has a pressure and temperature relief valve.

The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon) has an overall height of 64” (162.6 cm) and diameter of 27.25” (69.2 cm). The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon) weighs 350 lb (158.8 kg) and has a tank capacity of 98 gal (371 L).

Set of dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of the Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon)
Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater - 98 Gallon
Height:
64” | 162.6 cm
Width:
27.25” | 69.2 cm
Length:
Depth:
27.25” | 69.2 cm
Weight:
350 lb | 158.8 kg
Area:

Tank Capacity: 98 gal | 371 L
UEF: .58

Type
Gas Tank Water Heater
Designer
Rheem

Drawings include:
Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (98 Gallon) front elevation, plan

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Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater - 75 Gallon
Comparison drawing of Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater - 75 Gallon compared to other hot water heaters

The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) is a smaller version of the 98-gallon capacity. It runs on propane and features an eco-friendly burner with low NOx design. The heater requires no filters, hence easy to clean and is also easy to light since it needs no matches. Its maintenance-free burner system can disable the heater when there is flammable vapor accumulation.

The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) has an overall height of 60.25” (153 cm) and diameter of 26.25” (66.7 cm). The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) weighs 320 lb (145.1 kg) and has a tank capacity of 75 gal (284 L).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon)
The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) is a smaller version of the 98-gallon capacity. It runs on propane and features an eco-friendly burner with low NOx design. The heater requires no filters, hence easy to clean and is also easy to light since it needs no matches.

The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) has an overall height of 60.25” (153 cm) and diameter of 26.25” (66.7 cm). The Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) weighs 320 lb (145.1 kg) and has a tank capacity of 75 gal (284 L).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon)
Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater - 75 Gallon
Height:
60.25” | 153 cm
Width:
26.25” | 66.7 cm
Length:
Depth:
26.25” | 66.7 cm
Weight:
320 lb | 145.1 kg
Area:

Tank Capacity: 75 gal | 284 L

UEF: .61

Type
Gas Tank Water Heater
Designer
Rheem

Drawings include:
Rheem Performance High Demand Gas Water Heater (75 Gallon) front elevation, plan

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