On average, a Rheem water heater will last 8 years. However, this number can vary depending on your water quality and how often it is used. For example, if you properly maintain and service your Rheem water heater every 5 years, it could last up to 12 years or more.
You can expect a gas or heat pump pool heater to last 8 to 11 years, with an average of 10 years. Regular usage and maintenance is key to a longer lifespan.
With proper installation and maintenance, gas pool heaters typically last five or more years.
In 1984, Rheem was acquired by Pace Industries, Inc. The company discontinued containers in 1985, ending 60 years making steel drums and other containers. In the same year, the company acquired Raypak, Inc., which expanded the business into swimming pool heaters as well as commercial boilers.
Heat pump pool heaters cost more than gas pool heaters, but they typically have much lower annual operating costs because of their higher efficiencies. With proper maintenance, heat pump pool heaters typically last longer than gas pool heaters. Therefore, you'll save more money in the long run.
Most heat pumps shut down when the outside temperatures go down below 55° degrees, some can continue to operate down to the mid to low 40's, and some can operate in temperatures of mid to low 20's.
From my reading, Rheem and Raypak are essentially the same company and the same heaters. I asked my installer why I should go with Rheem over Raypak (or even another brand for that matter) and he said that the enclosure had a much better design and build on the Rheem model.
Yes the heaters are identical. Raypak and Rheem are owned by the same parent company and there is one larger distributor of swimming pool supplies that brands the Raypak heat pump on the Rheem brand name.
Raypak is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rheem Manufacturing.
Not only will it be tough to keep the heat in your pool on colder nights but you will also spend a fortune trying to heat your swimming pool. So unless you have money to burn, it's best not to run your heater at night on an uncovered swimming pool.
Electric pool heaters will cost $500 to $5,000, and the labor will cost $500 to $1,000.
A pool heater can be undersized: if it cannot replace the heat lost through evaporative cooling, the pool's temperature will fall below the ideal. However, there is no such thing as oversizing a pool heater. The larger the heater's output, the faster it heats the water in the pool, and it will not begin short-cycling.
Swimming pool heaters do make noise, but if your heater begins whistling, it's time to put on your detective hat. Gas heaters rely on both proper gas pressure and clean burners. If you have problems with either of those, you may hear whistling—the whistling noise results from the burners.
Some heaters wear out in three or four years, but Teledyne Laars / Jandy heaters normally last a lot longer. A product life of 10 to 12 years is not uncommon. Heater failure is usually the result of some outside cause—not normal usage—provided it has been properly maintained.
At The Stanley Louis Company, we're proud to offer service, repair, and installation for all kinds of Raypak water heating technology. Raypak is a very well-known and respected brand with a long history of excellence in the design and manufacturing of copper-finned boilers and heaters.
From a modest beginning in 1947 in founder Al Whittel's garage in Southern California, Raypak now supplies equipment all over the world from its manufacturing facility in Oxnard, California, and its licensee in England. Raypak's first manufacturing facility was located in El Monte, California.
Protect your heater during non-season and winter months with a custom made pool heater cover. Winter covers protect your pool heat pump from snow, ice, rain, leaves, sand, pine needles, dust and other harsh elements. Your unit will look better and last longer for years to come.
Pool & Spa Heaters—Ready for Whenever
Designed to extend the usable season for your pool or spa or even provide year-round comfort, Rheem® pool heaters are unmatched in features and benefits.
Heat pumps do not operate as efficiently when temperatures drop to between 25 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit for most systems. A heat pump works best when the temperature is above 40. Once outdoor temperatures drop to 40 degrees, heat pumps start losing efficiency, and they consume more energy to do their jobs.
Most Heat Pumps will work if the temperature dips below 60, but will automatically shut off if the temperature reaches 45 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit. By shutting off automatically, Heat Pumps prevent damage that can occur when the air gets too cold.
Overall, a heat pump usually requires between 24 and 72 hours to heat a swimming pool by 20°F (11°C) and between 45 and 60 minutes to heat a spa by 20°F (11°C).