The Rheem performance line series of water heaters is sold exclusively through The Home Depot. The professional line of Rheem water heaters is sold through Rheem contractor partners. The Rheem website provides customers with a Rheem contractor locator search feature that is organized by ZIP code.
The search feature generates a list of Rheem contractors in the designated ZIP code that sell the Prestige, Classic Plus and Classic series of Rheem water heaters. The Prestige series comes with a 12-year heat exchanger and parts warranty, while the Classic Plus and Classic series are eight and six year warranties.
The performance line of Rheem water heaters that is sold through The Home Depot includes the Platinum, Performance Plus and Performance series. The Platinum series not only comes with a 12-year warranty, but the water heater itself is also Wi-Fi capable which allows customers to remotely operate the water heater from any mobile device with an Internet connection. The average annual operating cost for a Platinum series gas water heater is $240, while the same cost for an electrical model is $555. The Performance Plus and Performance series of water heaters come with a nine and six year warranty. The average annual operating cost for these series of Rheem water heaters is $295 and $316 for gas models, and $504 and $521 for electrical models.