Maximum Efficiency
Continuous Hot Water

We designed the new Richmond ENCORE® Super High Efficiency Gas Water Heater to give you the best of everything. Not only is it 50% more efficient than a standard gas water heater, but it’s the highest-efficiency water heater in its class. And because it’s so powerful, it gives you all the hot water you want.

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Continuous Hot Water

Continuous Hot Water

Heats water up to 3X faster,* so you can shower, do the dishes and wash the laundry without worrying about running out

Earth Friendly

Earth-Friendly Efficiency

Super-high efficiency operation delivers money and energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint*

Econet Smart Monitoring

EcoNet® Smart Monitoring

Exclusive technology provides performance updates and alerts via both mobile device and full-color LCD display

Easy Installation

Easy Installation

Plumber-friendly design makes installation simpler—and more affordable

  • Maximum

  • Continuous
    Hot Water

  • Smart

  • Pain Free
    for Plumbers

Super High Efficiency – High efficiency water heating with up to 0.90 UEF for carbon footprint reduction of up to 37%

Wallet-Friendly – Take advantage of available tax credits or local utility rebates*, and enjoy estimated energy cost savings of up to $900+* and a reduced carbon footprint*

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Delivers Continuous Hot Water – Heats water up to 3x as fast as a standard gas tank* to provide continuous hot water for the dishes, the laundry and up to six back-to-back showers

MaxMode™– Gives the water heater the boost it needs with up to 15% more hot water to keep up, even if demand gets high—perfect for when extra house guests arrive


Integrated WiFi – Real-time service alerts and control from anywhere with the EcoNet App

Added Protection – Built-in 360° LeakSense™ water leak detection system detects any leak, large or small, internal or external

Hot Water Availability Indicator – Shower with confidence knowing there is enough hot water available

Leak Prevention – Available LeakGuard™ accessory stops water leaks before they become a problem, limiting leaks to 20 oz. or less


0″ Clearance on Sides – Fits in a closet

Venting Versatility – Installs as Power Vent or Power Direct Vent, so you only have to carry one product on your truck

Startup Verification – Be sure your customer is up and running before you leave the home

Easy Diagnostics – View diagnostic information and detect outgoing water temperature

Fast and Easy Service – Fully serviceable from the front

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40 Gallon
50 Gallon

Making the switch is simple.

All Richmond ENCORE Super High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters have zero side clearance requirement—making them easy to install even where space is a concern, like in a closet.

Knowledge is Power

With integrated WiFi, homeowners can avoid cold showers, detect leaks and more. It’s all possible with Richmond ENCORE Super High Efficiency Gas Water Heater and the EcoNet® App.3

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We focus on innovating with intent, engineering solution with lifetime sustainability in mind—from material selection to smart features to responsible recycling.

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