Rheem Performance Platinum Water heater Overview

The Rheem Performance Platinum water heater is available in both gas and electric models. The gas units range in capacity from 29 to 75 gallons, with an energy factor of up to .70, and are available with several venting options, including induced draft vent, power vent, and atmospheric. Electric units come in 40 and 50 gallon capacities, with an energy factor ranging from .95 to 2.45 for the Performance Platinum Hybrid Heat Pump. The Performance Platinum uses a premium grade anode rod for long-lasting protection against corrosion. A temperature and pressure relief valve and enhanced flow brass drain valve are also included with the unit.

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Consumer Reviews of Rheem Performance Platinum


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  • #9 of 14 Rheem Water heater
  • 31.82% of customers recommended

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Rheem Performance Platinum Water heater Reviews

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"Water heater review"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I have owned my water heater for about one year now. I love how the water in both bathrooms and sinks are not influenced by one another. My previous water heater would take a while to get hot then lose the heat very quickly and be nonexistent if more than one person was using hot water. This makes taking showers much more enjoyable. It is very important that the water heater is powerful enough to supply a household with hot water. I dislike that you cannot set it at a heat that is not scalding without that much difficulty. It is either super hot or not that hot, the in between is kind of lacking. I would most definitely recommend and buy this product again. It has worked without any problems and when there are any repairs needed to be done regarding plumbing I face no heating issues when turned back on.


"Why I like My Water Heater"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I have owned this water heater for about a year now after I replaced an old unit that had started leaking. The installation was simple and didn't take very long. I really like it because even with a family of 5 there is always hot water when I have to take a shower and even when we have guests over we haven't run into any problems. For the amount of time I have had the product I have been very satisfied with it and so far have nothing that I dislike about it.

mercedes, tx

"Exceptional Rheem Water Heater!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

My husband and I have a Rheem water heater, and my oh my is it beyond amazing! When we purchased the home we live in we had a Kenmore water heater in there and it would work, but the hot water was short lived and the heater was so old it was frightening. We googled online for many different types of heaters, and came across nothing but exceptional reviews for the Rheem heater. We went to our local Home Depot and purchased it, I was surprised at how inexpensive it was for such amazing quality. I have 3 children that live with me as well, and we never run out of hot water. The only issue we had with the heater was that the fitting didn't flush with our old model, but that was minor and my husband fixed it in a snap. I recommend it to all.

Fort Worth, Tx

"Rheem 50 gallon gas water heater review"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I've owned my current water heater for close to one year. I purchased this water heater from our local Home Depot. Installation was easy and seamless and didn't take more than three to four hours. It was installed during last winter so we were immediately able to try the heater. The heater is efficient, works great, and is the perfect size. Provides all the hot water my family or guests need. There is nothing I dislike about it since it hasn't given me any problems. Since installation I have not needed any repairs. I would definitely purchase this again if I had to, and from the same store since we received the best customer service. I have already recommended this product to all my family and friends & will continue to do so in the future. I also received a great deal on the water heater, making the purchase even more worthwhile. So far the water heater has been great, and we are very satisfied. We'll just have to wait and see how it does with longevity.

Long Beach, CA

"Great Hot Water Heater"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

For the past 6 months I've had the hottest water imaginable. This is an amazing hot water heater that supplies a consistent amount of hot water in a flash. It doesn't take long for the tank to heat up so you don't have to wait long if you have a power outage. It's also super easy to install. As a homeowner, we installed this ourselves. It's also compatible with the WiFi module that allows you to set your heater from your phone. It alerts you of a leak and everything. It comes with a super long warranty so I'm not worried if something happens to the heater that we'd have to delve out a whole lot for a new one. I would definitely recommend this heater to someone looking for a new one. It's energy efficient too, and one of the perks of getting this heater was that our energy department offered a $100 rebate.

Menifee, CA

Other Performance Platinum Reviews

There is a post from a homeowner on thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com stating that the anode rod on his Performance Platinum failed after 3 months, the rod was replaced and all is well so far. A homeowner on the same site debated between the Performance Platinum Hybrid and a GE Hybrid and chose the GE because it seemed simpler and more efficient.

Performance Platinum Warranty

The warranty for the Rheem Performance Platinum water heater is comprised of the following:

  • 12-year tank warranty
  • 12-year parts warranty
  • 3-year full in-home labor warranty


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