More hot water at less cost
With the rising cost of utility bills, value-for-money is top of mind among consumers when choosing appliances for the home. And the Rheem 42VR40-40F Natural Gas Water Heater fits the bill perfectly. This 40 gallon High Efficiency water heater packs a punch, offering affordability with ease-of-use, reduced operating costs, high safety standards, and environment-friendly features.
As expected from Rheem, this easy-to-install water heater has superior construction and reliability. It is larger than most, measuring 59.75”(H) x 21”(W) x 21”(D), which means that it offers more insulation. And just like other models in the Fury Gas Series, it has the Guardian System that shuts down the water heater automatically if it detects flammable vapors. An eco-friendly burner that emits low levels of NOx, this particular model is high altitude compliant up to 10,200 feet above sea level.
Although natural gas water heaters like the 42VR40-40F cost more to buy compared to other types of water heaters, consumers save more money in utility bills over time. Moreover, they will not be hassled with cleaning filters or finding parts because it is maintenance-free (i.e., no filters to clean) and replacements for standard parts are readily available.
Prospective buyers can also be assured that the tank will last for quite a long time. Its exclusive Rheemglas® porcelain enamel tank lining and the patented magnesium anode rod protect the tank against rust.
Plus, the manufacturer offers 6-year limited warranty on tank and parts.
- Energy efficient
The Rheem 42VR40-40F provides more hot water even on low setting.
- Increased safety
Its exclusive air shut-off device shuts off air and gas supplies for double protection.
- Reduced fuel costs
The patented EverKleen system prevents sediment from building up and improves operating efficiency.
- Easy to light
This high efficiency gas heater ignites quickly and requires no matches.
The not so good
- The built-in heat trap causes the water pipes to rattle
While the noise is minimal, it can be a nuisance to those highly sensitive to noise.
- It is not Energy Star certified
A word of advice: be sure to inspect the unit upon delivery. While the unit is very sturdy, it dents easily during transport. Although the dents do not affect the unit’s performance, it’s best to get the unit in tip-top shape.