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Congratulations, Bob & Edie you’ve joined the tankless life!

Washington Energy | 04/05/2012 | Posted in Tankless water heaters

After receiving almost 1000 entries it is safe to say that all of us at Washington Energy Services were excited for the drawing of the Rheem® tankless water heater winner.  In early March, we were able to inform Bob and Edie G. of Kent, WA that they were the lucky winners of the random drawing.


Edie, a retired school teacher, and Bob, a retired police officer, told us that they have entered a lot of contests over the years but have never won.  We were thrilled to deliver their first contest victory!

After a site visit by our team, all of the information and permits were obtained, and we were able to schedule a convenient day to come out and install the unit.  As you see in the photos, our great team of installers removed the old tank, ran the necessary new piping, and had Bob and Edie in hot water by early afternoon.

Bob & Edie selected the Rheem RTG 95 condensing unit because of its energy efficiency. This tankless water heater is 94% efficient – and if they don’t start taking longer showers or washing the car with hot water, they should see a reduction in their gas bill.

All tankless water heaters heat water on demand, which means they don’t heat it until you need it. That unit works especially well for them as they spend time up on the San Juan Islands and won’t be paying to heat water while they are not home.

The RTG 95 has a 94% efficiency rating; a step up from their 82% efficient tank water heater.  94% of the energy used to heat the water actually goes into heating the water and little is wasted.  These units are rated for 4.9 gallons a minute of hot water which will easily run 2 showers at the same time, and have the muscle to do more.

The Rheem tankless provides:

  • Endless hot water
  •  Space saving – its the size of a roll on suitcase
  •  Lifespan of 20 years vs typical 8-10 of a standard tank
  • An easy to use digital thermostat
  •  Keeps heat in the system for up to 5 min after you shut off your hot water, eliminating most cold water sandwiching
  • Comes with a great warranty, 12 years on heat exchanger, 5 year parts warranty, one year labor.

All of us at Washington Energy love when we can do these contests and create a few smiles for our splendid customers.  Thanks to all who made this contest possible, especially Rheem for providing one of their top tankless units, and our team who installed it.  So Bob and Edie, throw a load of laundry in, start the dishwasher and head upstairs and run a bath because you are now living the tankless lifestyle!

2 Responses to “Congratulations, Bob & Edie you’ve joined the tankless life!”

  • Catherine Vogt

    I would like to discuss replacement water heater options for our current gas water heater for our home in Seattle, WA. Our current 50 gal. water heater is located in a constrained space; it is about 20 years old and thus not insulated per code today. We would like to get quotes for a new gas water heater and to discuss the possible options for a tankless system.

    Please call me at 206-200-6083, to discuss. Thank you,

    Catherine Vogt

    • Danielle Onat

      Hello Catherine,

      Thank you for contacting us!
      Someone from customer care will call you regarding quotes for a new gas water heater, and also, possible options for a tank-less system.

      We look forward to speaking with you!


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