- On-unit heat regulation
- LEDs direct active element
- Contains Standby mode
- Standard 1/2" water link
- Durable brass/copper heat exchanger
- Modulating power
The Pros & Cons of the Rheem RTEX 13
Installation and Specifications
|Water Connection Size||1/2|
|Electric Product Type||Point of Use|
|Flow Rate @ 35 F Rise (gallons/min)||2.54 gal (US)/min|
|Flow Rate @ 45 F Rise (gallons/min)||1.97 gal|
|Maximum Temperature (F)||125|
|Minimum Activation Rate (gpm)||0.4|
|Minimum Temperature (F)||0|
|Product Weight (lb.)||8 lb|
|Residential/Commercial/industrial Use||Residential or comercial|
|Water Connection Location||Side|
|Water Heater Features||No Additional Features|
Rheem RTE 13 is an efficient model and ideal for domestic usage but a few concerns are still there. Some of the units have inherent technical faults that potentially affect its performance. Another issue is that you require at least 3inch extra copper tubing that has to be passed on both the sides of the unit. If you have plastic piping then you will have to change it as well. Moreover, you need to have electricity service that can handle a 240v/60amp circuit breaker. The user manual states that unit requires 6ga wire but in reality it utilizes 8ga.
This water heater is perfect for small families. For larger homes it is also feasible but you will have to install two units to satisfy high demand. The energy-saving and eco-friendly feature of the unit makes it highly suitable for every household. Moreover, it is not very expensive in comparison to gas tankless units or tank heaters and you can easily reclaim the expenses afterwards by reducing monthly electricity bills.
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