ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers looking to maximize their home's energy efficiency have a new option with the Rheem® Prestige® Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater. Designed to reduce hot water energy use by up to 73 percent, the Prestige Hybrid Electric Water Heater can provide homeowners with $4,000 in energy cost savings over 10 years, and pay for itself in less than two.
The Rheem Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater is equipped with features that not only save energy, but offer convenience and peace-of-mind:
- It is the quietest unit in its class, operating at a sound level barely above a whisper, helping to eliminate excess "white noise" in the house,
- 'Energy Saver' and 'High Demand' modes deliver more hot water when needed while using less energy,
- Built-in water leak detection helps avoid potential property damage,
- Smaller footprint and duct-ready design makes it compatible with a wider range of locations and climates,
- Integrates with both the Nest™ and Wink home automation systems.
When connected to Rheem's exclusive EcoNet® Smart Home System, homeowners can control the unit from anywhere using a free app on their smartphone. EcoNet monitors performance and sends automatic alerts for service and maintenance. The notifications, along with required parts for repair, can be shared directly with your contractor, saving valuable time and money on service calls.
"The average water heater accounts for almost 20 percent of a home's total energy use so it is an appliance that should be carefully considered," said Bill Alderson, director of marketing, Rheem. "This Prestige hybrid water heater has a measurable impact on energy savings thanks to its smart engineering and intelligent design."
This product qualifies for local special pricing opportunities, substantial utility rebates and federal tax credits to make this product more affordable to homeowners.
About Rheem: Founded in 1925, Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, and it has an international presence in 14 countries. The company's premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Eemax, Richmond and Splendid, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company's Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. To learn more, visit www.Rheem.com.