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Your home is smart—smart TVs, smart locks, smart refrigerators. It’s time you got a smart water heater. So we created the Rheem® Smart Electric Water Heater. It offers smart operation and detection with the option of protection, too. Adding one to your smart home makes you, well, pretty smart.



Intelligent leak detection system provides real-time notifications that prevent catastrophic failure1



Exclusive technology provides performance updates and alerts via mobile device2



All-inclusive leak detection and prevention system with proprietary auto shut-off valve limits leakage to no more than 20 ounces of water1,3

Easy Install

Easy to Install & Service

Because this model installs like a standard electric water heater, installation is hassle-free, making it perfect for replacement—and it’s simple to service


One Smart Water Heater.

The Rheem Smart Electric Water Heater is smart—from the way it detects issues to the way it protects the home from water leak damage. And the smart operation makes it easy to live with day after day.

  • Auto Water Shutoff Valve

    Protect your home from water damage with this all-inclusive leak prevention system that limits a leak to no more than 20 ounces of water1,3

  • Protect Your Home

    By shutting off the flow of water, Rheem Smart Water Heater with LeakGuard models can help you avoid an average of $4,000 in water leak damage1,4

  • Built-in EcoNet Technology

    Complete control of your water heater—from adjusting water temperature and tracking energy usage to setting vacation mode—all from a smart phone2

  • Water Temp Control

    Adjust water set temperature to balance your family’s hot water needs via the EcoNet App

  • Set Vacation/Away Mode

    Save energy on water heating costs while you are away for a week or just for the day—it’s easy to set from your phone even if you have already left home!2

  • Energy Usage Tracking

    View weekly, monthly and yearly energy usage reports from your phone to help you better manage consumption2

  • Integrated EcoNet Monitoring with WiFi

    Receive immediate notification of leaks and service needs through your phone and via EcoNet App2

  • Hot Water Availability Indicator

    Know you have enough hot water before you jump into the shower2

  • Element Health

    Know if an element is failing so you can proactively replace it before it becomes a problem2

  • Diagnostic Mode

    Allows plumber to view diagnostic information via the Rheem® Contractor App or EcoNet App while at the water heater to expedite service5




Knowledge is Power

With integrated WiFi, homeowners can avoid cold showers, detect leaks and more. It’s all possible with the Rheem Smart Electric Water Heater and the EcoNet® App.1

Rheem Smart Electric Water Heater Options

Water Heater

Rheem® Prestige® Smart Electric Water Heater with LeakGuard

40, 50 & 55 Gal Sizes Available

Water Heater

Rheem® Classic Plus® Smart Electric Water Heater with LeakSense

40, 50 & 55 Gal Sizes Available


Smart Inside and Out

Explore the Smart Water Heater’s key components1

  • LeakGuard Auto Shut-Off Valve

    In the unlikely event of a water leak, it shuts off the flow of water

  • EcoNet Smart Monitoring System

    Control temperature, set Vacation or Away Mode, view energy usage and know immediately about leaks and service alerts from anywhere with built-in EcoNet WiFi Technology and the EcoNet App1

  • Built-in 360˚ LeakSense™ Leak Detection

    Find out about an issue before there’s no hot water with a built-in leak detection system that detects any leak—large or small, internal or external—in as little as 15 seconds6

  • Stainless Steel Heating Elements

    More durable than standard heating elements, stainless steel elements deliver longer service life

  • Rheemglas® Porcelain Tank Lining

    This Rheem-exclusive coating technology protects the tank and limits the chances of an internal water leak

  • Brass Drain Valve

    Enjoy simplified maintenance and easier draining than with a standard plastic drain valve

  • Premium Grade Anode Rod

    This upgraded rod helps protect the tank from corrosive minerals in your water

Make Your Home a Little Smarter

Bring home the control of a Rheem Smart Electric Water Heater today.

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