The Rheem Prestige G50-40N RH67 PD hot water heater is an Energy Star rated appliance that uses natural gas to provide your household with plenty of hot water for showers, laundry, dishwashing and more. This 50-gallon gas water heater is intended for households of four with average water use for that number of people.
This water heater produces low emissions with its eco-friendly burner and it boasts a low NOx design, which means it produces fewer nitrous oxide while heating your water, but still operates efficiently.
This smart gas water heater is EcoNet enabled so you can sync it with any systems you have in place that offer home automation and security as well as energy conservation. Rheem provides a free EcoNet mobile app and the WiFi Kit is included in your purchase. With these, you can manage your water heater's temperature, adjust controls to different settings and monitor its functioning while you are away or even while sitting comfortably in the living room. In addition, you get a water sensor that can detect leaks and send you an alert through this system. You can manage your water heater through smartphones or tablets or computer web browsers.
This is an easy to use gas water heater since it has no filter to clean. For safety's sake, it incorporates an air, fuel shut-off capability, and its sensors also will turn the heater off if any potentially flammable vapor starts building up. The vent system and hood keep the area where you store the water heater safe from carbon monoxide accumulation so your household can enjoy a measure of protection against asphyxiation, fire or explosion. This water heater is built and certified for use in high altitude locations, so you can install it in your home if you live as much as 10,100 feet above sea level.
This comes with an enhanced flow brass drain valve, like models from AO Smith, which sets it apart from models that rely on the less durable plastic models. Also standard on this gas water heater are the temperature and pressure relief valve that release water from the tank in the event that temperatures or pressure get to risky levels or if something else goes awry inside the tank. You also get Rheem's trademarked EverKleen system to combat sediment collection.
The Rheem Prestige G50-40N RH67 PD hot water heater comes with great warranties that give you 12 years of coverage for both the water tank and any parts. The EcoNet WiFi Kit is covered by a one-year warranty.
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