Richmond Water Heaters
Review and Buying Tips

Richmond water heater is designed and built by a leading North American manufacturer of water heating equipment, Rheem. This article reviews electric, gas, 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 the 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

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Richmond 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 heaters powered 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.

Richmond electric water heaters - Features and models

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Richmond builds several types of electric water heaters, including standard models, tabletop, 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 the 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

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Richmond 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 to the max. 199,000 BTU making them efficient and convenient to supply enough hot water to small condos and larger home with 3 baths.

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Every Richmond water heater is equipped with high-quality materials that are backed by the flexible warranties and Rheem's well-known manufacturing process.

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