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Electric Storage Water Heaters for Residential Applications

| Wednesday July 26, 2023

Electric Storage Water Heaters

Electric storage water heaters are one of the most popular water heating solutions for residential applications. This comes as no surprise as these traditional electric storage water heaters are more energy-efficient as compared to gas or oil-fired storage water heaters. These water heating solutions are easy to install, fairly low maintenance and provides a steady supply of hot water to multiple bathrooms. Overall, the convenience and cost-efficiency of electric storage water heaters have secured its position as a preferred water heating appliance for residential purposes. 


To cater to the needs and wants of consumers, Rheem has continuously innovated and improved the water heating technology provided, ensuring users are able enjoy the best hot shower experience with peace of mind. 


In this article, we’ll be taking a deeper look into Rheem’s range of electric storage water heaters and how these water heating solutions can elevate your household’s hot shower experience. 


Rheem’s Range of Electric Storage Water Heaters

Rheem’s storage water heaters are available in a wide variety of sizes and capacities to cater to each consumer’s unique demands – this is ideal for residential properties with different hot water needs. Rheem’s storage water heater range is especially ideal for households that take hot showers simultaneously or consecutively as it is able to provide a steady and reliable source of heated water to multiple bathrooms without changes in water pressure. 


Another great feature of Rheem storage water heaters is that they are equipped with a durable Incoloy heating element. The Incoloy heating element provides superior heat transfer for faster heating while ensuring durability as Incoloy is able to withstand high temperatures. 


On top of taking reliability and the convenience of users into consideration, Rheem’s storage water heaters are also built with durability in mind. For example, Rheem storage water heaters are outfitted with a self-sacrificial magnesium anode rod that helps counter aggressive water and prolongs the lifespan of the water heater by preventing corrosion on the inner tank. Rheem’s storage water heaters also come with an enamel coating to provide an added layer of protection from corrosion and rust in the inner tank. 


While these features help ensure that the storage water heaters are able to provide users with the best hot shower experience for many years, some may still wonder what exactly set Rheem aside from other water heating brands. Below, we will be touching on features that set Rheem aside from competitors:


Why are Rheem’s Electric Storage Water Heaters Different? 

High Energy Efficacy & Cost Efficiency

Storage water heaters are generally kept switched on for long periods of time to ensure that the water stored in the tank is maintained at the desired temperature. This tends to incur high electricity costs due to the long operational hours. To help mitigate the issue of rapid heat loss, Rheem’s storage water heaters are lined with a CFC-free polyurethane foam. This layer of insulation helps to reduce heat loss and promotes better heat retention within the inner tank. In addition, the inner tank has an epoxy coated jacket for superior heat retention. These two features improve overall heat retention which helps reduce the number of heat cycling of the water heating appliance, resulting in greater energy savings. 


Rheem’s storage water heaters are also equipped with either an Incoloy 800 or Incoloy 840 immersion heating element, which provides superior heat transfer. This means that the water in the inner tank is able to heat quicker and reach the desired temperature faster. On top of its great heat transfer capabilities, the Incoloy immersion heating element is able to withstand high temperatures and is corrosion resistant, making it a great material for water heaters. 


Easy Installation

Another advantage of Rheem’s electric tank water heaters is the ease of installation for the unit. For example, the 86VP Classic Electric Storage Water Heater and the EHG Classic Storage Water Heater come with universal mounting brackets that provide more flexibility during installation. Rheem’s storage water heaters are also easily connected to standard plumbing and electrical systems that are available at home.


Safety Features

Since storage water heaters are kept operating for longer periods of time, it is important that they have the necessary safety features to ensure that users are able to enjoy their hot showers with peace of mind. 


Each storage water heater is equipped with an adjustable immersion thermostat with thermal cut-out to prevent overheating or scalding from occurring. Some of the water heating units are also equipped with a pressure relief valve with an inbuilt check valve to prevent excessive pressure build up in the inner tank.


Find Out More About Rheem’s Electric Storage Water Heaters  

Looking to replace your existing storage water heater? Why not consider Rheem! Our storage water heaters are made with reliability, durability and quality in mind. With almost 100 years in the water heating industry, Rheem has consistently innovated to ensure that our products suit the specific needs and wants of our customers. 

View our catalog of electric storage water heaters to find the perfect water heating solution for your household today!

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