In the market for an energy efficient new water heater? If a tankless model isn’t an option, Rheem‘s new XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater might fit the bill. According to the manufacturer, this Energy Star qualified heater requires just 29 gallons of storage space but can heat water faster than a standard 50-gallon gas model, with lower annual operating costs.

The tiny-but-mighty XR90 can produce 90 gallons of hot water in an hour, which in many cases exceeds the amount of hot water provided by a standard 50-gallon gas water heater within the same time span. It’s also 42 percent faster than the 50-gallon model in terms of how quickly it makes hot water avaiable and replenishes it.

Rheem XR90 water heater
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Customers who replace a standard 50-gallon tank with Rheem’s XR90 model also stand to save around $54 a year on gas bills, as average operational costs are estimated at $261 for the XR90 (versus $315 for a standard 50-gallon gas model). The water heater exceeds the requirements for Energy Star Phase II qualification, and may qualify for certain local and state rebates for energy efficient appliances.

More information on rebates available for Rheem products, by region, is available online.

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