Rheem Hot Water System FAQs
Is Rheem a good brand?
Rheem is a well-known brand that has been providing hot water units to the Australian public for over 50 years. While there are numerous companies on the market, Rheem is a dependable brand that has a diverse product range that meets various demands. Whether you want a Rheem gas hot water system, electric storage, or solar-powered system, Rheem has a model to fit your needs. They also offer a number of warranty options to ensure that your investment is safeguarded.
How long does a Rheem hot water system last?
Rheem systems are known to last for many years, which makes them a great investment for your home. When properly maintained, a Rheem hot water system can last up to 15 years. You can add years to the life of a Rheem hot water system if you have it serviced every 5 years.
Is Rheem made in Australia?
Rheem is an international company with manufacturing plants located around the world, including Australia. Rheem has been operating in Australia since 1939 and is committed to manufacturing high-quality products that meet the needs of Australian consumers and exceed their expectations. All Rheem hot water tanks are designed and manufactured in accordance with Australian Standards, so you can rest assured that your hot water heater will be safe, efficient and effective.
What is the best cost-effective and energy-efficient water heater?
This all depends on how much space you have on your roof, how much energy you use, and whether you have access to natural gas. If natural gas is available at your home, a gas-boosted Rheem solar hot water system or a continuous flow system could be an energy efficient option. If you don’t have gas, a Rheem electric-boosted solar heater or a heat pump system could be the best choice. If you want to find out more about the best and most efficient hot water system for your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
I don't have access to gas hot water and have limited roof space - what hot water options do I have?
You could be a good candidate for a heat pump hot water heater. Heat pumps are similar to solar panels, however they do not require roof collectors. They extract and enhance the warmth in the air around using refrigerant vapour compression technology. This warmth is then used to create hot water.
Can solar power be used on a cloudy day or in inclement weather?
Yes. Rheem solar water heaters include a gas or electric boost feature, allowing you to have hot water even when it's cloudy outside. An alternative to solar is a heat pump system, which can operate without the sun. To discuss whether solar is suitable for your home and location, just give us a call.
What should I do to keep my Rheem hot water system in good working order?
You should do basic maintenance on your system, as indicated in the Rheem hot water owners handbook. If your hot water system is having issues, do not attempt to fix it yourself - this could prove dangerous and cause damage to your system. We recommend that you have your system serviced by a licenced technician at least once every 5 years - and that you contact a repair person as soon as you notice a problem. At 1st Choice Hot Water, we offer Rheem hot water system repairs and maintenance.