Rheem Professional Classic Plus® Power Damper Water Heater

Rheem offers some of the most reliable and energy efficient water heaters on the market today. Washington Energy is proud to install high quality products from trusted and reputable manufactures. If you’re looking for a new water heater, consider the Rheem Professional Classic Plus® Power Damper Water Heater. This tank is ENERGY STAR® rated and Wi-Fi compatible. Installation by Washington Energy Services.

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Energy Efficient

The Rheem Professional Classic Plus® Power Damper Water Heater is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an energy efficient tank. This water heater is ENERGY STAR® rated and exceeds the newest ENERGY STAR® requirements. 

  • 40 & 50 Gallon Capacity
  • .65 – .70 UEF
  • Up to 50,000 BTU/h
  • FHR: 69-85 gallons
  • Recovery: up to 50.5 GPH at a 90°F rise, depending on model
  • ENERGY STAR® rated
  • Natural Gas

Extra Protection

  • Exclusive air/fuel shut-off device.
  • Self-Diagnostic control system for easy monitoring and service.
  • Maintenance free- no filter needed.
  • Guardian System & Sensor will disable the heater in the presence of flammable vapor accumulation.


Thinking about your carbon footprint and how your water heater might contribute? Good news! This tank has low emissions and has an eco-friendly burner and low NOx design. This water heater meets 40 ng/J NOx requirements.

Wi-Fi Compatible

EcoNet® enabled Wi-Fi connected technology and free mobile app gives users control over water systems. This allows you to customize temperature settings, vacation settings, energy savings and system monitoring for when you’re at home or away. 

If the water sensor detects water outside of the unit, it will send an alert to your mobile device via the free EcoNet® app.

Valves Included

With the purchase of your water heater, the following valves are included.

  • Temperature valve
  • Pressure Relief Valve
  • Enhanced-Flow Brass Valve

This water heater is low lead compliant!


  • 24 VAC flue damper, 110 VAC outlet required
  • Includes 19-foot cord, 3 prong plug
  • Standard Cat. I, double-wall, B-vent

Dual Certified

This Rheem water heater is dual certified for both potable water and space heating.

Combination Rebates Available

Save with exclusive rebates offered only through Washington Energy Services!

Get a $500 Rebate when you combine your water heater with another HVAC installation. Ask your Home Project Advisor for more details.

8 Year Limited Warranty

8-year limited tank and parts warranty. A warranty provides peace of mind when investing in your home’s appliances. With ProtectionPlus the 8-year limited tank warranty becomes 12-year.

What to Consider When Selecting a Tank Water Heater

  • Tank Size and Needs

    Sizing helps match the capacity of the hot water source to the needs of the homeowner. For tank water heaters, the key criterion is hot water storage capacity which is measured by First Hour Rating (FHR), as well as, number of users, bathroom and major appliance types, and usage style.

    Establishing peak demand is measured in Gallons Per Hour (GPH). A tank water heater is chosen based on the GPH evaluation to meet the demand of the household.

  • Fuel Types

    Choosing which fuel type depends largely on where you live. If you have access to natural gas, it can be a very fuel efficient way to go. If you live in outlying areas where natural gas isn’t available, then your home would be set up with an electric or propane tank water heater.

  • Venting Types

    There are a number of different types of vents which can be used with a tank water heater. Ensuring the right type of vent is installed for the type of water heater you are fitting is important. Types of vents include atmospheric vents, direct vents, power vents, and direct power vents.

  • Energy Efficiency & Utility Bill Savings

    Water heaters are the second highest source of energy usage in the home. ENERGY STAR® certified water heaters are an easy choice for energy savings, performance, and reliability. They use less energy than standard models, saving homeowners money on their utility bills while helping protect the climate. Performance is measured by meeting the Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) criteria. 

  • Benefits of Anode Rods & Mixing Valves

    The Anode Rod helps prevent corrosion inside the water tank. Anode rods will last four to six years before needing replacement. A Mixing Valve’s purpose is to ensure comfortable water temperatures. If you install a mixing valve and slightly increase the target temperature on the hot water tank, you can increase the capacity of your tank up to 50%.

  • Water Heater Warranties

    A great warranty lets you enjoy your HVAC equipment with confidence. RUUD®, Rheem®, and HTP® build trusted reliability into every product, providing additional peace of mind with water heater warranty protection. Hot water tank warranties range from 6 years to lifetime limited warranties dependent on size, features and brand.

Energy Rating Terminology

  • FHR — First Hour Rating

    First Hour Rating is the number of gallons of hot water the water heater can supply per hour, starting with a full tank full of hot water.

  • GPH — Gallons Per Minute

    Gallons Per Minute is a measurement to determine the amount of water a tank water heater is capable of heating at any given time.

  • UEF — Uniform Energy Factor

    Uniform Energy Factor is a measure of its energy efficiency, with higher numbers denoting more efficient units.

  • Recovery

    Recovery — A water heater’s recovery time (also called recovery rate) is the amount of hot water in gallons a tank water heater can provide in one hour after being completely drained.

  • BTU/H — British Thermal Units per Hour

    British Thermal Units per Hour measure the required energy to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water from 60 to 61 degrees at one atmospheric pressure.

Vent Terminology

  • Atmospheric Vent

    ATMOSPHERIC VENT — Standard atmospheric venting uses a vertical or upward sloping metal duct to vent exhaust out of the home.

  • Direct Vent

    DIRECT VENT — These types of water heaters bring in air for combustion from outside the home instead of using air from within the home.

  • Power Vent

    POWER VENT — Power vent gas water heaters come with an electric blower fan installed on top of the unit. This requires an electrical outlet near the water heater.

  • Direct Power Vent

    DIRECT POWER VENT — Similar to direct venting, direct power venting uses a blower to pull in air from outside the home directly to the water heater to use for combustion.


  • What should I expect leading up to the Rheem standard fury water heater installation?

    The complete quote

    Our Customer Care representatives will work with you to answer a few simple questions about your existing water heater and provide a Complete Quote including installation, gas piping, venting and other costs. This will provide you with the full price of the water heater, installed. We will provide this quote in writing via email.

    The installation day

    We always arrive on time on the installation day you scheduled. Water heaters can often be scheduled for same day installation. To protect your home, we take the time to protect the surrounding work area. We always promise to clean up after we install your water heater. Lastly, we inspect the new equipment with you and review proper maintenance procedures and warranty information.

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Award-winning service and installation.

Since 1957, homeowners have come to know us for the type of best-in-class service they deserve. Frequent winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award and perennially among the top local contractors rated by the BBB, Angie’s List and GuildQuality.

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A job done right

Our Home Project Advisors are ready to tailor choices to your lifestyle and budget and our installers have the experience and talent to make sure the work is done right.

Local, trusted, passionate

Since 1957 we have made homes all over the Puget Sound more efficient and comfortable. Our employees are craftsmen with a contagious enthusiasm for rolling up their sleeves and exceeding expectations.

Trained, licensed, bonded and drug tested

Each technician receives a minimum of 100 hours of on-the-job-training each year to ensure everyone is up to date on best practices. All of our employees undergo background checks and drug screens.