Rheem 40 gallon Water Heater

Rheem 42VR40-40F Review

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Rheem 40 gallon water heater expert review. Explore Rheem 40 gallon gas water heater, 42VR40-40F from Fury series with the top features, specs, benefits...

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Rheem 40 gallon water heater, model 42VR4040F High Efficiency Natural Gas

Rheem 40 gallon water heater, gas model 42VR40-40F has several great features. Guardian System allows this and other models from Fury series to exceed ANSI standards for flammable vapor ignition resistance.

This means that the Guarding System offers increased protection for you and your home, as it automatically shuts down the water heater if flammable vapors are detected.

This system also lets you operate the unit with less maintenance involved as there are no filters to clean. Flame arrestor plate is that part of the Guardian System that prevents the ignition of the flammable vapor outside the combustion chamber and clogging by lint, dust and oil.

Self-Cleaning system, called EverKleen is another advanced feature not only on this 40 gallon gas powered water heater, but other models from Fury series. EverKleen system will make your heater deal with less sediment build-up, especially in the area where hard water is an issue. Specially designed dip tube is Rheem's patented system which creates a turbulent flow when water enters the tank.

With less sediment in your plumbing/heating system, your operational cost are lower, gas water heater is still efficient and you don't have to spend hours on cleaning the tank from sediments.

This is one of the reasons why this Rheem 40 gallon water heater is high efficiency model that has a high performance and lower operating costs.

Most of the elements are standard. TPR valve, a safety device which protects this gas unit from the excessive pressure and temperature, is included in your order. Rheem 42VR40-40F uses simple gas valve assembly with easy to use pilot light so no matches are required as in older models.

All models from Rheem 40 gallon water heaters group are designed with the magnesium anode rod designed with the special resistor element to keep your tank operational longer.

The gas burner is eco-friendly as it is designed for the reduced emission of NOx gases, which meets the requirement of 40 ng/J.

And the price is awesome... if you look at the Amazon.com, you will see that the price of 42VR4040F is reduced by over 60%, it will cost you approximately $460. Standard models come with the six years warranty, and you always have an option to upgrade to 10-year warranty. Two models are available; one that uses natural gas and other propane or LPG gas.

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  • Rheem 42VR40-40F with the height of approximately 63" is defined as tall type.

  • This is a high efficiency unit where the energy factor EF is 0.62. That means you are getting more hot water at the lower operating costs.

  • Recovery rate is 40.4 GPH at 90 F rise.

  • First hour delivery is 68 gallons per hour.

  • High altitude compliant - it can be used up to 10,200 feet above sea level.


Rheem 40 gallon water heater 42VR40-40F is perfect for middle sized homes with 5-7 family members, for their needs and regular use of dishwasher and washing machine. Model 42VR40-40F, as other models from Rheem, no matter what the size is, provides convenient and dependable water heating. Designed as high efficient, HE, this unit will definitely save money. Because of the great features, lower operating costs and compliance with many utility incentive programs 42VR40-40F is a good deal.

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