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Tips to Selecting an Electric Water Heater for our Your Home

I love my new water heater! With the Gladiator and the EcoNet® App, we can prevent cold showers, receive alerts of issues before there’s no hot water, and protect our Airbnb home from potential water damage.


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This post is sponsored by Rheem®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I have spent a lot of time getting up to speed this month on running an Airbnb. I have learned there are a few things that have to be perfect in our home. 

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One of those items in our Airbnb is the hot water heater. I am mentioning this because I have actually stayed in an Airbnb that did not have hot water. It was terrible and something I want to make sure my guests never have to endure.

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In our Waco home, peace-of-mind is important. So, we installed the Rheem® Gladiator™ Electric Water Heater. Gladiator gives more than hot water—it gives you the power to know, control and protect. And how does that happen? With an app on my phone.

With the Gladiator and the EcoNet® App, we can prevent cold showers, receive alerts of issues before there’s no hot water, and protect our home from potential water damage.

That kind of makes it a no brainer.

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This water heater is so smart it has an all-inclusive leak detection and prevention system. The auto shut-off valve limits leakage to no more than 20 ounces of water and the intelligent leak detection system provides real-time notifications if there might be a problem. By shutting off the flow of water, Gladiator can help us avoid an average of $4,000 in potential water leak damage! I need to protect my beautiful one hundred year old floors!

I love that I have complete control of our water heater—from adjusting water temperature and tracking energy usage to set vacation mode—all from my smartphone. The EcoNet® App makes this all possible.

Water Heater at Home Depot

One of my favorite features is that I can save energy on water heating costs while guests aren’t staying in our home—it’s easy to set from my phone regardless of where I am. You can see what the app looks like on my phone below.

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For maintenance, it’s great to know I will get an alert if an element is failing. I can proactively replace it before it becomes anything that will affect my guests!

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Because Gladiator installs like a standard electric water heater, the installation was hassle-free. When maintenance is required, the plumber can view diagnostic information via the App which can expedite service and save me money!

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For peace of mind, install the Rheem® Gladiator™ Electric Water Heater. Gladiator gives more than hot water—it gives you the power to know, control and protect your home.

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