Rheem Performance Water Heaters

Rheem Performance Water heater Overview

The Rheem Performance is a water heater available in both gas and electric models. The gas units range in capacity from 28 to 98 gallons, with an energy factor of up to .67, and are available with several venting options including direct vent and power vent, as well as atmospheric and direct vent units designed for manufactured housing. Electric units range in capacity from 6 to 50 gallons, with an energy factor of up to .95. Electric units include a point-of-use model which can be installed in small spaces, a Table Top model for installation in kitchens which require more counter space, and a model designed for manufactured housing.

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Consumer Reviews of Rheem Performance


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  • Very Unsatisfied
  • #4 of 14 Rheem Water heater
  • 73.08% of customers recommended

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Rheem Performance Water heater Reviews

Showing 16-20 of 26 reviews

"Best heater ever"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

So I bought this hot water heater a year ago when my hot water heater took a dump and failed out on me. It literally exploded and flooded the room it was in. I got this electric hot water heater and I am very impressed with it indeed. This thing comes with a six year limited tank and parts warranty plus a 1 year home warranty. The tank itself provides forty gallons of hot water which is more than enough for my family's needs. It has a decent profile with respect to tank size and fits well in the room where the old tank was. I've found that the tank doesn't really increase my electric bill over what the old one cost me, which is nice as well. My wife loves this thing because it makes plenty of hot water and works extremely well. It was also decently priced for what it is, which was the big selling point for me. The only dislike would be I want a bigger one, but that'd take up too much room. I would recommend, and I would buy again.

Tampa, FL

"Keeps the water hot"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

My old water heater was on its last legs about six months ago. It was an older model heater and it wasn't doing a great job of heating anything. The water stopped being as hot as it once was, so I decided to get rid of the old one and look for something new. I chose this model because it was reasonably priced, and it wasn't too big. It also has an automatic thermostat which keeps the water at your desired temperature, which is great. I was just looking for a solid heater that would do the job that it's supposed to; nothing fancy or too expensive. I'm satisfied with it and there haven't been any problems so far, not that I expect there to be. If you're looking for a solid heater that gets the job done, then you really can't go wrong with this one. And that's why I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Miramar, FL

"New water heater"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We have owned this water heater for about seven months now and it has been great. Our previous water heater was always running out so we upgraded to a 50 gallon tank and it has been perfect for our family. No more cold showers even with multiple people showering in succession. When it does run out it heats up quickly. I am very happy with our new water heater. Installation was a breeze, no problems there. We have not had to make any repairs and it is maintenance free. I cannot speak much about its longevity because we have only owned it for a few months but it does have a 6-year warranty so that provides some peace of mind.

Tooele, UT

"Quality and Convenience"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I've owned the Rheem Performance 40 gallon water heater for nearly a year now. Rheem is a brand I trust, and my last water heater was a Rheem as well. This model is quiet, efficient and was very easy to install.

Chicago, IL

"Home Water Heater Review"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We purchased our house a few years ago and it came with all of the major appliances, including our Rheem water heater. I adore this heater. It regulates my water's temperature very well. In the mornings when my family is using hot water getting ready, I am still able to get hot water after everyone has used it before me. We did have an issue with a seal busting several months ago but it was a cheap and simple fix. I would absolutely buy this machine again and would recommend it to anyone in a smaller family home. Quite honestly I haven't had any dislikes about this product. Though it supports a 40 gallon tank, its pretty discreet and doesn't make noise at all.

Jacksonvill, NC

Other Performance Reviews

There are very few online comments regarding the Rheem Performance water heater on HVAC forums. A consumer on terrylove.com asked for opinions about the Performance versus the Performance Plus and Performance Platinum, with the majority of responses favoring the Platinum. The main reason listed was the higher energy factor.

Performance Warranty

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

  • 6-year tank warranty
  • 6-year parts warranty
  • 1-year full in-home labor warranty


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