The 175-gallon capacity model has been added to the Heavy Duty Electric line of commercial water heaters. According to the manufacturer, when an order is placed before noon, the manufacturer will either ship the 175-gallon model the same day or customers can pick it up the same day in areas near the company’s warehouses or distributors that stock that model, rather than having to wait weeks for a special order. The model is shipped to its stocking warehouses and participating distributors as a base model that can be quickly customized. When distributors receive a request from a contractor for this unit, they will convert the water heater to the customer’s exact specifications. The water heater operates at 98 percent thermal efficiency. A thick layer of foam insulation is added to the unit to minimize heat loss. The unit can reach a maximum temperature of 190°F. It delivers approximately 438 gallons of hot water in the first hour at a 100° rise.
Rheem Manufacturing Co.