Rheem Australia introduces a new range of compact electric water heaters designed specifically for installation in confined spaces.

Rheem’s new 45L Compact electric water heater provides sufficient hot water for a 14-minute shower.

One of the smallest over-40L electric water heaters on the market, the new Compact fits into standard kitchen cabinetry designed for pre-MEPS 50L electric water heaters, common in older style three-storey walk-up apartments, according to Ben Murphy, Rheem’s Group Product Manager – Electric & Heat Pump.

The compact design of Rheem 45L Compact eliminates the cost, time and potential for damage arising from modifying the existing cabinetry to fit regular 50L water heaters.

Measuring 393mm in diameter and 668mm in height (including the anode cap), the new electric water heater is officially rated as delivering 40 litres of hot water (in accordance with AS/NZS4692.1 & AS/1056.1), but actually delivers 45 litres of hot water when tested to AS/1056.1.

Key features of the Rheem 45L Compact electric water heaters include a superior 1400kPa pressure rating; two element power ratings – 2.4kW and 3.6kW; 2.4kW model with power lead also available; dual handed cold inlets, hot outlets and T&PR fittings; recessed fittings to minimise installation space requirements; and 7-year cylinder warranty.