Richmond Water Heater Review

Electric and gas water heating with Richmond heaters

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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, come with the on-demand or tankless technology.

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, or can be converted to use propane (using the correct conversion kits).

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.

Richmond water heater fired by gas utilize the 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 water heaters
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 heaters heat water on-demand and provide a continuous supply of hot water mainly in residential applications. By using the tankless technology, all the units can provide high efficiency and performance, making those with the energy factor of 0.87 or higher Energy Star approved.

Other exclusive features are Guardian SBT sensing burner technology, Guardian OFW overheat film wrap and oxygen depletion sensor, all helping in providing normal operation.

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 by the 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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Installation high prices 
I bought my Richmond water heater in July of 1989, at a cost of $179 at quality farm and fleet. Wanted to buy one in Oct of 2107, however they were priced …

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 …

Leaking tank on Richmond Not rated yet
We had a Richmond model # 6G40-32PF3, manufacture date 17 May 2017 installed by a plummer on May 28, 2016. On September 1, 2017 we noticed water on …

Horrible customer service,, nothing but issues with heater Not rated yet
I have owned my Richmond Encore heater for 2 years. For the past year now we have to constantly reset the heater. It shuts itself off on us at least 5 …

Richmond FVIR Not rated yet
2002--replaced standard water heater with power vent water heater. Quit working in 2014. Purchased Richmond FVIR Certified in April of 2014. June 2015 …

Richmond 50 gallon gas Integra system Not rated yet
Pilot won't stay lit. Removed glass inspection cover still no help. Removed burner, finally got enough air flow to keep burner lit. When I try to reassemble …

Homeowner Not rated yet
Pilot won't stay lit. Removed glass inspection cover still no help. Removed burner, finally got enough air flow to keep burner lit. When I try to reassemble …

2013 Richmond table top Not rated yet
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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