Rheem Hot Water Systems
Probably the most common house hold name in Adelaide when it comes to Hot Water is Rheem. Ever since the days of the memorable TV advert where its catchy jingle was “Install a Rheem, Install a Rheem” house owners have grown to enjoy the reliability of having a Rheem Hot Water Service installed in their homes.
Rheem has been producing various sizes and styles of Hot Water Systems since 1939 where their operations first commenced in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Only a few months after Rheem had started producing steel tank storage hot water systems BHP purchased a 50% share of ownership in the company ensuring the ongoing success of Rheem up till now and into the foreseeable future.
For more than 25 years now Rheem has been at the head of the pack when it comes to Hot Water design to meet the extreme hot and freezing cold conditions we experience throughout the various states. This is particularly handy considering the extreme temperature differentials we can experience right here in Adelaide, from locations such as the Adelaide Hills where the temperatures during winter can dip well below freezing and during summer where the temperatures can peak well above 40 degrees Celsius in places such as Mawson Lakes.
In 1988 a South Australian company called Southcorp Limited (known back then as South Australian Brewing Holdings) purchased Rheem which became known as Southcorp Water Heaters. Paloma Co Ltd took an interest in Rheem back in 2001 and are now today the ultimate controlling entity of Rheem Australia Pty Ltd. Paloma are an internationally renowned company for their manufacturing and industry changing technology in both the fields of water heating and space heating.
Rheem is currently Australia’s largest supplier of 5-star energy efficient gas storage hot water services with the recent introduction to the market of the Rheem Stellar. Rheem also offers 6-star energy rated continuous flow tankless hot water systems. Rheem offer a complete range of energy efficient hot water solutions to any home regardless of its size.
It’s not just domestic gas fired hot water systems which Rheem manufacture, they produce solar heated systems with tanks mounted either on the roof (lo-line) or tanks mounted on the ground (hi-line) and these systems can have a backup heating source of either electricity or gas (both natural and lpg). Electric storage hot water systems are a very common source for hot water in both domestic and commercial set ups and Rheem proudly supply a wide range of tanks to suit any demand with tank sizes starting from as little as 25L ranging all the way up to 400L ensuring you never run out of Hot Water and if you are looking for a quick recovery storage electric hot water system Rheem offer triple element models in the 50L and 315L range and even a 6 element model in the 315L range ensuring you never run out of hot water. Heat Pump Hot Water systems although not as popular in Adelaide due to our ease of access to natural gas are still occasionally installed and therefore need servicing. The Rheem Heat Pump range of hot water heaters start off at 310L and extend through to 410L ensuring the chances of running out of hot water is very minimal.
When it comes to warranty Rheem offer great piece of mind with a variety of tanks starting at a 7-year warranty and others ranging all the way up to 10 years giving you piece of mind for a long period of time. In the tankless range of continuous flow systems Rheem offer 10 years’ piece of mind on the heat exchanger and 3 years on all other parts and labour (domestic use). In the solar range of heating hot water, the warranties are very similar for the panels with some levels of cover starting at 7 years and others extending out to 10 years of cover depending of the style and type purchased.