Rheem Fury Gas Water Heater
Updated: Apr 14, 2016
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Overview of the Fury Gas
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.
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Consumer Reviews of the Rheem Fury Gas
Date created: 2016-04-14
Name: J TERRELL
Location: Eagan, MN
"Poor at honoring warranty"
Bought this 5 year ago through a service plan. It leaked and flooded my basement. I've been trying for 4 days to get my warranty to take care of it, but have been given the runaround by Rheem customer service. I just went out and bought a different heater.
Date created: 2016-01-24
Name: Island Girl Trish
Location: Wichita, KS
"Don't make em like they used to"
This water heater went to poop 6 years and 3.5 months after purchase and professional installation. The last one lasted 13 years and was also a Rheem. They just don't make them like they used to. We purchased from a local plumping company vs. a box store. We were told they are a more professional quality. In this case, not true.
Date created: 2015-11-02
Location: Clarksville, IN
"One of the best hot water heaters I have ever owned."
I have owned this hot water heater for about a year now, I had it delivered from an online purchase when my old one went out. The purchase was easy and the delivery was prompt. They drop shipped it to my door step. I installed it with ease and had it up and running in about 2 hours. I had to remove the old one, it was at least 10 years old. We had just bought the house and it was in need of many repairs. It is a natural gas heater and the bill from it is good, it is Energy Star rated. It is a 50 gallon capacity and allows for a superb amount of water. My wife can do dishes, has just had her shower, run the washing machine, and I still have plenty of hot water for my shower or bath. Also the water temperature is amazing, I have to keep it low or it will be hot enough to cause injury. I tested the heat just to affirm that it does what it claims. I was very impressed and turned it down immediately to not damage my piping. I want to also add this is a tough heater. I have had the basement flood twice now and it got high enough to put out the pilot light. I waited for everything to dry out and this hot water heater fired right up like a champ. I would recommend this company and style to anyone that wants needs a heater replacement. The only thing I would caution about the heater is the cost, it was not the low end model but I planned it that way to have a heater to last for a long time. I did plenty of research on models and dependability vs. cost and chose this one.
Date created: 2015-05-08
Name: Stephen Faye
Location: Abington, MA
"Lousy company and worst product"
Do not buy products from this company; they will not stand behind them. They are not made well at all. Their stuff is, in fact, junk. Then they will blame you.
Date created: 2014-09-22
Name: Phil B.
Location: Minneapolis, MN
"22V40F1 Designed to fail"
Just came home to a wet basement and found that my 6 1/2 year old Rheem water heater is leaking out of the bottom. Wouldn't you know, just outside the 6 year warranty. It's almost like it was designed to fail in 6 years! I got talked into replacing a 30-year-old water heater that was working perfectly to take advantage of the energy savings and rebates at the same time I replaced my furnace. They told me with the savings, the thing would pay for itself. Not sure how I saved any money on this now that I have to replace it. What happened to the days when things were built to last? Going to look at a different brand and plan to spend less knowing now that I will have to replace it again in 6 to 7 years.
Date created: 2014-08-18
Name: J. Hershberger
Location: Millersburg Ohio
"Very Happy with Rheem"
I have an old Rheem gas heater in my house that was installed all the way back in 1987 according to the installer's sticker. That makes it 27 years old. Wow! Its still working fine, but there was quite a bit of brown/rust residue when I flushed it a few days ago so I think its time to replace it before it completely rusts out and makes a big mess. I think I'll go with another Rheem. Hopefully the new ones are made as well as the old ones..
Date created: 2013-01-22
Location: Travelers rest SC
"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?
Date created: 2012-08-03
Location: Maple Grove, MN
"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!
Date created: 2012-07-29
Location: Iowa City, IA
"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.
Date created: 2012-07-20
Location: Harbor Springs, MI
"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.
Date created: 2012-07-06
Location: Tacoma, Washington
"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.
Date created: 2011-11-22
Location: Gainesville, Fl
I have absolutely no issues with this water heater. I live in a three person household, and each of us likes to take scalding hot showers at least once a day. We've never had any problems with the temperature of the shower water cooling on us. Once my roommate was sick with pneumonia and practically lived in the shower for the steam, and the water heater was able to keep up with her needs. It's even possible for all of us to shower at the same time and run the dishwasher on hot with no problem. I personally feel that there is absolutely nothing to dislike about this! The only "possible" problem I see anyone having is that is does run on gas; I know my mother is terrified of gas leaks, but I've never had a problem with that either! I have never had to repair or replace the unit, and I'd certainly recommend it to a friend!
Date created: 2011-06-16
Location: Livonia, MI
"Great Water Heater"
Installed my Rheem 40 gal Natural Gas water heater, 6year warranty about 5 months ago. Jan/2011. Like: The new Rheem water I like that it already had the male nipples on top, less stuff to buy, so I only had to get the di-electric unions, and a ball valve, as my gate valve was seized open. It has it's own electric igniter, which I like, sealed window so dust doen't collect inside. Easy to install, matched up almost the same as last, just a little taller. Dislike: not sure if the sealed window at the bottom is going to be a pain for repairs eventually. If the thermocouple goes out, might be a little more work to repair. Previous model was an A.O. Smith that was 19 years old. The A. O. Smith functioned great and then I thought the thermocouple went out, replaced it, but it was probably the gas valve/regulator, which would have been $200 or more, so it was more than half way to a new water heater. Brands: I talked to about 5 experience plumbers and they all recommended Rheem, A.O. Smith, and Bradford White. Researching water tanks I found that there are 100's of brands but only a handful of manufacturers. So even though you are getting a namebrand, they are using one of the manufacturers, which you can find, by the manufacturer specific serial number on the tank. I would recommend a A.O. Smith or a Rheem water heater to anyone that needs one.
Date created: 2011-06-16
Location: Lacey, WA
"Exceptional Home Gas Water Heater"
I have owned this water heater for over a year and love how consistent the temperature is. It has an easy access dial to change the temperature so I can customize how hot the water can get. This is a great feature to utilize with the concern of hot water being used by children. It's efficient heating makes for lower water consumption due to the short wait period for the water to heat up saving me money in the long run. My only dislike about this water heater is the size. I understand water heaters are large but the space in my garage is limited and the only thing that would make this heater even better would be a size reduction. In the year that I have used this water heater I have had no problems or concerns. I would buy the same brand because it offers an energy saving model. Overall, it's performance meets my expectations.
Date created: 2011-05-27
Location: Columbus, OH
"Rheem 22V40F1 Natural Gas Water Heater, 40 Gallon"
Purchased this as an "upgrade" after the tank our builder supplied rusted to the point where the hot water was running brown. Only to find that our 30 years structural warranty on the house does not cover faulty appliances. Wanted to go tankess but could not afford to make that jump at this time. What's good about it: For a family of 3 it holds up just fine to the morning shower routine. It seems to be pretty easy on the gas bill so far, but I am waiting until summer to be sure as I am not sure how much of my "savings" is really just a decline in heating costs in general. What's bad: Installation was not as easy as described, and it sure felt heavier than the 100 pounds it was supposed to weigh. Still not sure how it will hold up when relatives stay for the holiday season as sometimes you have to wait to shower after doing a load of laundry. I would buy a Rheem again, but this time I would splurge on a tankless and recommend the same to a friend. The upfront cost may be more, but the long term savings and instant on hot water can't be beat.
Date created: 2011-05-12
Location: Marshall, Tx
"Very Good Water Heater"
Well, good sir, what can I say? I have had absolutely no issues with this water heater. Granted, I have not owned it for a very long time ( approximately 2 months), but I still really like it. It gets the water scalding hot and keeps it that way. We have six people in our household, do three to four loads of laundry per day, and we still never run out of hot water. It's not a particularly big water heater, so I guess we could attribute the availability of hot water to the water heater's ability to heat the water rather quickly. There is nothing that I dislike about this water heater, but if I had to say something, I would say that I haven't owned it long enough to enjoy it. I would definitely buy the same brand name again. I would also definitely recommend this brand name to a friend.
Date created: 2011-04-26
Location: Cincinnati, OH
"The Rheem Fury: Scary Name, Great Water Heater."
We have owned our present water heater for a little over half a year. We purchased the Fury last September when our old Kenmore (that had been heating the house water for an unbelievable 35 years) developed a noticeable gas leak. Our plumber installed the Fury quite easily. It is a very compact unit that even our cramped utility room can accommodate. Thusfar, I have no grievances about the Fury whatsoever. It is whisper quiet, and so well insulated that only a little heat escapes. The pilot is inaccessibly shielded from everyday tampering, and unlike my 70s water heater, none of it is made of sheet glass. The Fury uses a respectably small amount of gas to heat 50 gallons of water for our home, and although it is not Energy Star certified, it uses less fuel then comparable water heaters which are. I would solidly recommend this water heater to friends, with the caveat that Rheems are hard for mere mortals to come by (the company sells primarily to craftsmen and companies). Every plumber I know swears by Rheem products, and so far I have no reason to doubt them.
Other Fury Gas Reviews
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.