The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo, have honored Rheem with a 2012 AHR Expo Innovation Award. The recently launched Rheem XR90 extreme recovery gas water heater earned this esteemed honor in the award competition's plumbing category.

The AHR Innovation Awards honor the most innovative new products that will be showcased during the annual AHR Expo. A panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members evaluated products submitted in 10 different categories based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact. The plumbing category includes any product or tool used to conserve water, or to direct, distribute or increase the flow of water.

“The Rheem XR90 is truly a one-of-a-kind water heater that has the power to substantially impact the market,” said Peter Reynolds, general manager, Rheem Water Heating division. “The fact is, the Rheem XR90 delivers more hot water, faster and more efficiently than a standard, 50-gallon gas water heater. We're so honored that the judging panel from ASHRAE recognized the unit's innovation and Rheem's product leadership.”

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