|Item Weight||58.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||33.3 x 18.6 x 12.6 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||RTG-95DVN|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||12 yr heat exchanger, 5 year parts and 1 year labor. Warranties are only valid if unit was installed by a properly licensed technician|
Rheem RTG-95DVN Direct Vent Indoor Series 9.5 GPM Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater
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- Low .26 GPM minimum flow rate, .40 GPM minimum activation flow rate, 199,000 BTU
- UMC-117 remote control and 10-foot thermostat wire included
- Vent termination kit required
- Eligible for federal tax credits for energy efficiency
- Meets low Nitrogen Oxide emission standards
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Installation costs aside, I love this new water heater. For good measure, I had the installer set the thermostat at 130 (10 degrees above the factory setting). For the first time in a long time I do not have to worry about running out of hot water. The water is more than hot enough, even with at least one major appliance pulling hot water at the same time the shower is going. We have not yet exceeded its ability to produce hot water for multiple outlets.
And yes, I also love having the extra room for storage that the traditional hot water heater occupied.
UPDATE - It is now mid-summer in the very hot South. I've been able to reduce the thermostat on my wonderful tankless water heater to 104 for the summer months since the municipal water supply is surface water. The Rheem RTG-95DVN continues to work very well. A very important point to keeping your gas bills low - given the low minimum activation flow rate, keep the tap all the way on cold if you have single-lever taps. Otherwise, the tank will activate every time you turn on the water, unnecessarily raising your gas bill. I figured that out during the first couple of months of owning this water heater.
After I purchased and received delivery of this unit, I spent the time reading up on the installation as per the manufacturer and was surprised at all the warnings and restrictions on how to install it. Had I studied the manual and done the research beforehand, I might have hesitated to dive into this project instead of doing a much simpler "replace-in-kind" conventional water heater. In the end, I'm happy with this installation and the huge amount of space I regained in my Boiler/ Laundry Room without a 50 gallon tank occupying space.
Two most critical aspects that you need to look at prior to installing one of these in an existing home:
1. Relocate the ventilation piping for this heater. Manufacturer is very specific that you cannot pipe this heater into your existing flue duct and chimney. The reason is that the vent piping is actually two pipes in one (a 3-inch stainless steel pipe for flue gas centered in a 5-inch vent pipe for fresh air intake). The fresh air gets heated up by the heat of the exhaust gas as it travels within the 5-inch pipe into the heater's combustion chamber.
2. The gas service and line might need to be upgraded. My old HW Tank used a ½-inch gas line. The new HW Heater requires a ¾-inch line. The old heater needed roughly 40,000 btu while the tankless unit uses as much as 200,000 btu.Read more ›
As far as the heating unit itself goes, I was pleasantly surprised that it worked well right from the start with no problems especially after hearing all the horror stories from the Bosch heaters. The most significant difference you will find is the increase in time it takes hot water to get to your faucet. For this reason low flow faucets and shower heads are not a good idea. Count on the time to at least double from a regular water heater. Also, these heaters are far less effective in cold climates with low ground water temps for this reason. In the end you will save energy in gas but use much more water to get hot water. Another thing to consider is getting faucets with separate hot and cold handles so you only turn the hot water on when specifically needed- otherwise you will constantly kick on your heater without getting any hot water.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love my instant hot water system and its almost 9GPM of continuous 140+ hot water --- it is heaven.....
now all we have to do is solve the drought here in California. Read more
Most frustrating piece of hardware ever. When it works, it is fantastic. If you have any problems, be prepared for hours of phone calls to Rheem technical assistance, parts... Read morePublished 22 months ago by John S.
I hesitantly bought this for a 4-bathroom home remodel project after reading many good reviews. I am happy to report that all the good reviews were true - saves space, it is... Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by CK
this water heater works great. the only problem was the shiping and the vent stack. the shipping problem was that it would ship in 3 days. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by virgil simms
This thing is much more efficient than my old tank... but I can shower for as long as I want... so I think I'm spending more after all! Hmmm.. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by SuperDad
what would i have liked to know before i bought this product? how about the very very stringent venting requirements? Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by MizzM
Have this unit installed in 2 houses for over a year now. One runs on city water (hard water) the other uses well water at the farm (water softener also installed). Read morePublished on May 11, 2012 by Hillbilly Jedi
This product is great! A huge upgrade from the old, huge, space taking tank. These things are great IF they are installed correctly. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by NateDogg
I just don't know where to start. First let me say although it is not 'Amazon verified' we have owned 2 of these monsters. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by mhs