Rheem unveiled a new line of water heaters designed specifically for wholesalers and plumbing professionals. Rheem Professional Water Heaters include exclusive features, product tiers, professional-grade quality and contractor-focused benefits—making this line-up the company’s most premier offering to-date. The Professional series includes a full range of models organized into three distinguishable product tiers that make selling and upselling easier for contractors. The tiers include:
• Professional Prestige™: With Energy Factors (EFs) up to 0.94 for gas-fired tankless units, 0.82 for gas-fired tank models, and 2.45 for electric units, Prestige models are the most energy-efficient water heaters on the market today. Units in the Prestige series offer up to a 12-year warranty on the tank and parts.
• Professional Classic Plus™: These units offer exceptional performance and high EFs—up to 0.70 for gas models and 0.95 for electric units. System Sentinel diagnostics, which feature an intuitive LED indication of the status of the heater to confirm operation and aid on service calls, comes standard on all electric models. All models in the Classic Plus family come with an eight-year warranty for the tank and parts.
• Professional Classic™: These water heaters have all of the essentials that contractors expect from Rheem at price points that meet the needs of budget-conscious homeowners. System Sentinel is available as an option on Classic electric models. EFs reach up to 0.67 for gas models and 0.93 for electric units. This series comes with a six-year warranty for the tank and parts.