Rheem is a renowned American brand that manufactures best quality commercial and residential water heating systems. Some of its high end models can handle the requirement of two major appliances simultaneously such as a dishwasher and a washing machine. The tankless systems can pump up to 5-6 gallons of water per minute, whereas the tank varieties can pump 80 gallons of hot water in 15 minutes before they dry out. There are water heating systems that can match almost any need but choosing the right one still remains a major challenge. If you are having trouble selecting the right tankless Rheem hot water system, here are some guidelines that will help you.
Evaluate your hot water needs properly
If you are using a tank system, you may not have to bother much, as you can heat up a lot of water and store it throughout the day but if you are planning to buy tankless varieties that generate hot water on demand, you have to be very specific about your hot water needs. Find out how your family will be using the hot water during peak hours. How many faucets will be running simultaneously? How many appliances will require hot water concurrently? Will you be using two or more showers at the same time? Determining the requirement accurately will help you choose the most relevant Rheem hot water system for your family. If you are not sure, take help of an experienced Rheem dealer like us.
Consider the placement
The location where you want to place the heater plays a major role in selecting the model. Each variety of tankless hot water heaters has its own requirement and has to be placed at a specific location. Further, the distance between the heater and other parts of your home is also important. You need to be specific about:
- Operable windows and doors
- Adjacent walls
- Gutter systems
- Sanitary pipework
- The height at which the system will be placed
- Distance between the gas meter or gas regulator
This information is mentioned in the installation manual. Also, professionals like us are well aware of such requirements. You must therefore, consult an expert before deciding the model.
Find out the installation and electrical requirement
This is not a major issue but you must be aware of such requirements beforehand. Indoor models require special venting. You have to get it vented horizontally or vertically with stainless steel venting and nothing else. Venting is not required for outdoor units. Some models require increased combustion air. You would require approximately 120 volt electricity. Discuss the model that you have in mind and we will tell you its specific requirement.
These are some major points that you must keep in mind before buying a Rheem hot water system. We would also like to add that you must never try to select a model yourself. Always consult a licensed and experienced dealer so that you get the best advice and high quality installation services. A Rheem hot water system is a major investment and therefore, you must trust expert advice. Call us at 02 9002 7345 for help.