RUUD Professional Achiever Direct Vent LP Water Heater

The RUUD Professional Achiever® Direct Vent LP Water Heater uses outside air for combustion, offers longer venting options and coaxial venting for easy installation.  Enjoy the luxury of energy efficiency and consistent hot water. Let Washington Energy Services take care of the heavy lifting and installation.

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Features

Energy Efficient

The RUUD Professional Achiever® Heavy Duty LP Water Heater may be the perfect hot water tank for your family and home. This water heater is energy efficient with it’s heat save flue baffle design and it has a whisper quiet blower.

  • 50 Gallon Capacity
  • .61 UEF
  • Up to 36,000 BTU/h
  • FHR: 79 Gallons
  • Recovery: 33.3 GPH at a 90°F rise
  • Propane

Built to Last

The tank does the work for you! With the patented EverKleen® system, the tank will fight sediment build-up. The premium grade anode rod also provides long lasting tank protection. 

Easy on the Environment

This tank only produces low emissions and has an eco-friendly burner and low NOx design. Internal air tube for reduced footprint.

Extra Protection

  • Exclusive Ruudglas tank lining resists corrosion and prolongs tank life.
  • Well insulated for reduced stand-by heat loss.
  • Adjustable coaxial vent allows flexibility of installation.

Ignition Type

Piezo ignition.

Valves Included

This following valves are included with your water heater. 

  • Temperature Valve
  • Pressure Relief Valve
  • Enhanced-flow brass drain valve

This tank is low lead compliant! 

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.

6 Year Limited Warranty

6-year limited tank and parts warranty for peace of mind.

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.

All for home.

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.