Richmond Water Heater Review

Electric and gas water heating with Richmond heaters

Richmond water heater is designed and built by a leading North American manufacturer of water heating equipment, Rheem. This article reviews electric, gas, solar, tank and tankless heaters and presents the most beneficial features.


There is an extensive line of Richmond hot water heaters, for residential and commercial use. Richmond offers water heaters propelled by the natural or propane gas, electricity and solar and for different applications; heavy duty, fast recovery, for point of service applications...

Some models are using traditional tank type heating, while others, more advanced, are on demand or tankless water heaters.

Every Richmond water heater meets or exceeds the high quality standards including ISO 9000. The special high quality features and systems implemented in some models, allow Rheem Richmond manufacturer to offer several warranty options.

Richmond Gas Water Heaters - Features and models

richmond gas water heaterRichmond gas water heaters that are used for residential water heating are available in sizes from 28-gallon to 100-gallon tank capacity. Some of the units are using natural gas while others propane gas.

Based on the venting option you can choose between the simplest atmospheric vent heaters, direct vent, power vent with the blower and hot surface ignition, Fast Recovery, Ultra Low NOx units and gas heaters specially designed for mobile (manufactured) homes.

Gas fired Richmond water heater is using quality materials for its parts and based on the available features like cleaning system, low NOx burner or FVIR system, you can buy a heater with one of the three warranties. Read detail review about Richmond gas heaters here.

Richmond Electric - Features and models

richmond electricRichmond builds several types of electric water heaters, including standard models, table top, mobile home, plastic Marathon with the lifetime warranty and small point-of-use.

Top features that are incorporated into some Rheem Richmond electric water heaters are Lifeguard stainless steel heating elements for longer tank life, self cleaning system, heat traps for high energy efficiency...

Richmond's best model is from Marathon series that comes with the lifetime warranty. Other models can be purchased with one of the three different warranty options.

Tankless Models - Features and models

richmond tanklessRichmond tankless water heater is known as the Encore brand, on demand series with tankless technology and for residential water heating. One of many great features is the unit's high efficiency performance, where the energy factor of 0.82 allows Richmond water heater models to be Energy Star qualified.

Other exclusively made by Rheem features are Guardian SBT sensing burner technology, Guardian OFW overheat film wrap and oxygen depletion sensor.

Richmond tankless water heaters are designed as the indoor direct vent or outdoor models, with the power range from minimum 11,000 Btu/hr to the max. 199,000 Btu/hr; making it efficient and convenient to supply enough hot water to small condos and larger home with 3 baths. Read detail review about Richmond tankless water heaters here.


Every Richmond water heater is equipped with the high quality materials that are backed up with flexible warranties and Rheem's well known manufacturing process. Richmond Rheem heater you will buy is a water heater that will meet all your needs for hot water, demand, efficiency and reliability.

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Richmond Tankless Water Heater Ignition Problem? 
The Richmond RMTG-74PV unit has been working fine since installation(July 2009) until a few months ago. It still functions, however if its been running …

Richmond water heater - Not worth the money. 
My landlord bought the Richmond water heater to replace the one in the house I rent in September 2011. He had it installed and right away I thought that …

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I installed Richmond table top water heater today. Pros: Lots of insulation Heated the first 40 galloms in less than 30 minutess Recovered within …

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