Rheem 22V50F1 is our 50 gallon water heater that we purchased a year ago for our home in Denver, Colorado. I have been searching through many websites and read countless reviews for the best solution for residential water heating of my 1400 sq. ft home.
As always Amazon provided good selection with probably the most user reviews. So we bought it from them.
Our Rheem 50 gallon water heater was rated 4 stars so we thought why not, especially after we read the reviews.
We wanted a natural gas water heater made by the well-known manufacturer (because of the availability in parts and technicians) and something that is affordable. So we found Rheem 22V50F1 a tall unit from Fury series.
What I like with our gas water heater is the system, Everklin I think, that fights the sediment buildup. Our water hardness is pretty high, so we needed something that will at least reduce the potential problem. I didn't want to play troubleshooting and be on the phone all the time with the Rheem customer support.
The unit heats the water pretty fast, operates very smooth and so far it is reliable. The only comment I have is when my wife is using hot water for dish-washing, for example, I can feel the temperature change under the shower (hot-cold sandwiches is the right term I think).
The unit comes with the preset temperature of 120 so if you need higher temperature it is easy to use the settings at the bottom, on the gas valve.
This Fury model also comes with the Guardian System with no filter to clean as other brands I was looking.
The only cons will be a short warranty, which I think is 6 years. To be honest I had an option to buy an extended warranty through the Protection Plus plan but I didn't want to pay an extra.
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