Rheem Water Heating recently launched a special spring and summer sales promotion to encourage plumbing contractors to buy and install the new Rheem or Ruud HP Series of hybrid electric water heaters with energy-saving heat pump technology.

On April 29, a mailing was sent to Rheem and Ruud installers nationwide, detailing the two-part special offer: By showing the original mailer to a participating distributor (no photocopies will be accepted), a contractor can receive a one-time $25 discount on any Rheem or Ruud HP Series hybrid water heater purchased between May 1 and September 15, 2010.

Install 10, Get One Free
A contractor can receive a free Rheem or Ruud HP Series water heater by purchasing and installing 10 of these models between May 1 and September 15, 2010. Copies of distributor invoices and installation invoices, including serial numbers and installation addresses, must be submitted by September 30 of this year. Once a submission has been qualified, Rheem will send a participating contractor a special certificate for a free HP hybrid water heater.

“Because of its energy-efficient design, the HP Series is a great way for contractors to grow their businesses by helping their customers save money on their energy bills while getting a quick payback on their water heater purchases,” says Tom Wujcik, manager, wholesale sales, Rheem Water Heating.

Free Online Training
Contractors can learn how easy it is to install Rheem hybrid technology by attending a free online webinar at: https://rheemtraining.webex.com. No password is required: visitors to the site simply click on “Recorded Sessions” on the left side of the screen where they will see “Heat Pump Water Heater (Hybrid) Installation & Troubleshooting” in the list of training topics available 24 hours a day.

Contractors can also attend a live webinar to ask questions by clicking on the “Upcoming” tab to view a list of scheduled educational events.

A Heat Pump First
On September 2009, Rheem became the first manufacturer to deliver a fully integrated, high-efficiency heat pump water heater to the plumbing wholesale channel. Like the 50-gallon model unveiled last year, the new HP-40 heat pump water heater offers an energy factor (EF) of 2.0, or more than twice the energy efficiency of a standard electric storage water heater. As a result, the new water heater qualifies for a federal tax credit as well as many state and utility rebates and incentives. Once available in June, the HP-40 hybrid will be the only 40-gallon heat pump water heater on the market. For more information on the promotion, contractors should contact their local Rheem or Ruud distributor.

For more information on the growing Rheem line of hybrid heat pump water heaters, visit rheemhpwh.com