The Rheem Fury is a discontinued gas water heater with an efficiency of .58 – .62 EF and an FHR of 50 to 90 gallons for natural gas. Fury water heaters featured the Guardian System and were designed to surpass ANSI standards for flammable vapor ignition resistance. The Fury included a brass drain valve and temperature and pressure relief valve. The EverKleen system fought sediment build-up, and a patented magnesium anode rod with resistor prevented rust from building up inside the tank. The Fury came in 29, 38, 40 and 50 gallon tall and 20, 40 and 50 gallon short capacities.
"Rheem Fury gas water heater is capable and efficient"
We have owned the Rheem Fury 40 gal. Gas water heater since moving into this home in 2008, and have been very satisfied with it's performance and efficiency. We have never had a problem with hot water, even when the power is out, which happens quite often here. We are in a somewhat remote area, and the power goes out 3-4 times a year, sometimes for 2-3 days, so it's a releif to always have hot water available. We are only a family of three, so the demand on this heater is not fantastic on a day-to- day basis, but any worries I had about it's ability to "keep up" with demand were eliminated when my wife's entire family of sisters and her mom arrived for a visit. These girls are not prone to 45 minute showers, but there are a lot of them. Even with two showers running simultaniously for five showers total, we never ran out of hot water. I decided to give it a real challenge the following day with the same scenario of 5 showers in the span of 2 hours and decided to throw in a load of hot water wash just to see if I could give any of the girls a terrible surprise, no luck. The Rheem still churned out plenty of hot water. One reason for this is my wife likes it hot, we have our heater set to about 145 according to our kitchen thermometer, which is quite high, but this is what guarantees the presence of hot water for all those showers. The back side of that is typically increased energy costs, but the Rheem's Energy Guide states it could cost around $283 a year to run, however, our gas for the entire year last year only cost us about $375 including our gas stove and gas fireplace which we use to heat our entire house, so I think that estimate is quite high, despite having just slightly less than average pricing for gas here. And we could lower that cost a bit more by wrapping the heater in insulation. Long story short, I can say that the Rheem heater does a fantastic job delivering reliable hot water cheaply. What more could you ask for?
Travelers rest SC
"Rheem 22V40F1 40 Gallon Gas Water Heater Review"
We have had the Rheem 22V40F1 water heater in our house for approximately 9 months now, we had it installed after our last water heater (as old as the house) gave up the ghost. I chose to have it professionally installed as my plumbing skills aren't really the greatest! So far this water heater has been a great purchase. Capacity wise it feels like we're getting more hot water than we did before. Normally if we were doing four showers right after another the fourth person ran out of hot water. Since we got this new heater we no longer experience this issue. Haven't tried it with 5 people yet so we'll see! Probably the best thing was the immediate drop on our gas bill that we saw. This new heater just seems to sip the gas when our old heater was sucking it up like it was going out of style. I would definitely recommend this water heater!
Maple Grove, MN
"Quality water heater"
I have owned this water heater for 2 years since I purchased my home. I really like that it gives me a wide range of water temperatures for both dishes and showers, but I do wish that it would go a bit hotter for baths. I like that it is quiet and runs efficiently enough that I don't have to check it often. It is easy to change the settings to vacation when I am gone to cut down on energy costs when the water doesn't need to be kept warm during that time. While owning this water heater, I have never had to repair or replace it and would purchase this brand again. Overall, I am glad that this water heater came with the property I purchased. I am looking to buy a new home in the very near future and am hoping that the same brand will already be in the home, as I know it is a reliable brand that has given me no problems.
Iowa City, IA
"The Rheem Fury Offers Reliability at a Low Cost"
I am a renter and I have been living in my rental for 4 years. The house has two bedrooms and two full baths. The water heater that is in the house is a Rheem Fury. It has 150 PSI which is adequate for the amount of hot water that I need. It is installed in a small closet off the kitchen so it is very easy to access. There is a switch that you can use to increase or decrease the hot water temperature. I keep the temperature set at about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. That allows me to take a shower for the length of time that I find is acceptable and still have plenty of hot water. In the 4 years that I have been living here, the water heater has needed no repairs. The landlord says that it is approximately 8 years old. The annual cost estimate is $130, with a low being $110 and a high $151, so it is average. I would recommend this brand of water heater to anyone looking to replace theirs.
Harbor Springs, MI
"Quiet And Efficient"
My previous water heater (whose brand and model number I don't remember), when it did work, was rather loud and inefficient. If nobody had used hot water for a few hours it could take upwards of 20 minutes before it warmed up enough to use. It came with the house so must have been at least 10 years old. 2 years ago it died on me so, after doing a bit of research online I settled on the Rheem 22V40F1. The installation went extremely smooth, which was a worry for me since I'm not generally that good with household repairs. Once we got it up and running we were pleasantly surprised at how quick the water heats up and, best of all, how quiet it runs. I can't vouch for the longevity of it since it's only been two years, but it's still holding up strong and I've heard good things about the brand, so I'm expecting it to last quite a while.
Reviews of the Fury were positive when compared with other gas water heaters. A thread of comments on terrylove.com compared it favorably to a Bradford White heater, and several members commented favorably on the brass drain valve of the Fury.
Fury Gas Warranty
The Rheem Fury gas water heater has a 6-year limited tank and parts warranty in the United States. With ProtectionPlus, the 6-year limited warranty becomes 10 years. In Canada, the tank warranty is 6 years and the parts warranty is 1 year.
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