The Rheem prestige series condensing tankless water heater provides continuous hot water while saving an estimated $1200 in life time energy costs and saves up to 1100 gallons of water per year due to its condensing and recirculation technology.
It features a built in condensate neutralizer chamber which directs the condensate to the built-in neutralizer chamber that eliminates acidity and can be disposed of in any household drain. The heated water is then balanced by the computer controlled water bypass valve so the outgoing hot water is the ideal temperature, creating optimal efficiency. This is evident in the achieved energy factor of .94.
The Rheem RTGH 95DVLN is compatible with ½ inch gas lines, so if you are looking for an alternative to your existing hot water system or you need to upgrade your system, the Rheem RTGH 95DVLN is a suitable fit and can be installed quicker and easier using the existing gas line. Furthermore, the Rheem tankless water heater unit can be vented with PVC, saving on installation costs. The combustion gases can exit the unit safely through the venting system which means more of the heat can be extracted through the exhaust gases allowing the water heater to be vented with PVC saving costs on components and installation.
If you live in a high-altitude area, the Rheem RTGH DVLN is high-altitude compatible, and operates effectively up to 9,840 ft. elevation above sea level. Furthermore, the tankless water unit also features freeze protection to -30°F.
In summary, Rheem offers noteworthy features such as high altitude capability and freeze protection and achieves a position in our top 3 best tankless water heaters. However, similarly with the Rinnai RUR model, it fails to achieve the benchmark set by the Navien NPE-240a in terms of quality, efficiency and warranty timeframes, and therefore comes in at the position of the second best tankless water heater (gas) on the market in 2017.
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