Rheem STELLAR 250L Electric Hot Water System - Installed Today
Rheem STELLAR 250L Electric Hot Water System - Installed Today
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From our customers


These guys are great and their service is outstanding. My hot water failed and the next day I rang at 8.45am to see if they could help and they had a new system in stock and the same day they came out at 1.00pm and had it working at 2.30pm with a complete upgrade with new valves and pipework and they even put a drain in for the overflow. Josh and Shane who came out were not only friendly and helpful but are super professionals and know exactly what to do and I can't recommend these people highly enough. The price they quoted me was not only competitive but the work was outstanding. 5 plus!

Graham N
Brisbane, QLD

Highly recommend you purchase your hot water system from Installed today. I obtained 3 quotes from local plumbing stores and a further 3 quotes from online retailers. Installed today was the most competitive. I ordered at lunchtime and by 9am the next day my new hot water system was delivered. Under 24hrs wow!. The delivery person even wheeled it around to the side of the house for me. Thanks for providing such a competitive price and the fast service was a bonus. You put bunnings, tradelink and Reece to shame.

Mark H
Brisbane, QLD

Sean phoned to confirm what time he would be on-site to remove and install the new Rheem Hot water cylinder. He arrived on time and set about removing the old cylinder and installing the new . He worked non stop with the installation which was completed to a very high standard. He cleaned up any mess and after loading the truck he ran through the install showing me what did what and if I had any problems to let the company know. It was good to see a conscientious tradesman at work.Thanks Sean, a great job

Gill S
Brisbane, QLD

Josh and Brandon arrived on site and explained what they were going to do. Took minimal time to do the job and explained the warranty and maintenance procedures before they left. They gave me peace of mind by stating they would return within the 10 year warranty period if any trouble occurred with the system. I found both boys to be polite and courteous and took the time at the end to show what was replaced and how to operate it. From start of the booking process at 7:30 am to the completion of the job at 3:00 pm the same day,

Bruce P
Brisbane, QLD

I actually phoned Jared by error - I am so glad I did! - he straight away asked if he could help ! and he had a plumber on sight quickly and replaced a hot water system professional and on time

Lorraine K
Brisbane, QLD

Best service ever ! I have been given quick response and converting gas HWU to electrical HWU including cooktops.Workdone as per mentioned. Jarred and Mark both providing alternative solution to install the units and new electrical work. Helpful and informative which giving me big relief and ready for Christmas !

Brisbane, QLD

Upgrade Your Home with the Efficient Rheem Stellar 250L Hot Water System

Considering a new hot water system? The Rheem Stellar 250L is a stainless steel powerhouse known for corrosion resistance, maintenance savings, and energy efficiency. Get the facts on why this hot water system could be the best fit for your home, offering strong water pressure and tailored water quality solutions, all in a budget-friendly package.

Key Takeaways

  • The Rheem Stellar 250L is a durable, energy-efficient electric storage water heater with stainless steel construction and no need for a sacrificial anode, offering reduced maintenance costs and high performance with consistent mains pressure.

  • Installation of the Rheem Stellar 250L should be guided by local water conditions using Rheem’s Stainless Steel Suitability Map; the system is lighter than comparable units, eases installation, and must comply with local building codes.

  • The Rheem Stellar 250L costs between $1,450 and $1,550, with additional costs for necessary components like tempering valves; pricing should consider long-term savings from reduced maintenance and efficiency, and it includes warranties and support services.

Exploring the Rheem Stellar 250L Electric Storage Water Heater

The Rheem Stellar 250L is a testament to Rheem’s commitment to providing high-quality hot water systems. It features:

  • A stainless steel cylinder and water fittings, enhancing its durability and resistance to corrosion compared to conventional vitreous enamel cylinders

  • Superior energy efficiency, offering quick hot water recovery

  • A cost-effective and high-performing choice for any home

Maintenance and service costs for the Rheem Stellar 250L are significantly reduced as it does not require a sacrificial anode. This design choice decreases potential leak points, further enhancing its durability. The Rheem Stellar 250L offers the following benefits:

  • Significantly reduced maintenance and service costs

  • No need for a sacrificial anode

  • Stainless steel construction, making it more suitable for certain water conditions

  • Tailored solution for varying local water qualities

Notably, this new hot water system operates with mains pressure capabilities, ensuring strong, consistent water pressure even when multiple taps or appliances are used simultaneously. This is a significant feature as it ensures a seamless hot water experience, regardless of how many hot water outlets are in use at a given time, making it an ideal hot water service for those considering a hot water unit.

Installation Essentials for Your New Rheem Stellar 250L

Before installing the Rheem Stellar 250L, consulting the Stainless Steel Suitability Map provided by Rheem is advised. This map helps to determine if the 250L model is appropriate for your home, considering factors like local water conditions. The Rheem Stellar 250L features dual-handed cold water connections and a hot water connection at the top, allowing flexibility in installation and retrofitting.

The Rheem Stellar 250L hot water system features:

  • Stainless steel construction, making it up to 40% lighter than comparable units, aiding in easier and safer installation

  • A dedicated electrical connection with a power rating of 4.8kW

  • Compliance with local building codes and standards during installation, which should be done by a licensed plumber for safety and compliance.

Pricing Breakdown: Investing in a Rheem Stellar 250L

The Rheem Stellar 250L hot water system is priced between $1,450 and $1,550, excluding GST, for supply plus installation. This pricing is competitive, taking into account the superior features and performance of the unit.

Comparing Costs with Other Rheem Models

It’s necessary to consider factors beyond the initial purchase price when comparing costs. The tariffs, as of 9th March 2023, reflect the average capital city prices for the fuel type inclusive of GST, influencing upfront costs. Running costs are approximated using Australian Standard AS5263, which assumes an average daily load of 200L and 19 tap turns, providing a basis for running expense comparison among Rheem models.

Evaluating the long-term value of the Rheem Stellar 250L necessitates combining the upfront and running costs. Both these factors are influenced by current tariffs and standardized usage assumptions. The reliability of cost comparisons is grounded in standardized measures, such as those based on Australian Standard AS5263, setting a common ground for evaluating different Rheem models.

Understanding Warranty and After-Sales Support

The Rheem Stellar 250L hot water system includes a 12-year warranty on the cylinder, a 3-year labour warranty on the cylinder workmanship, and a 1-year warranty on parts and labour. Customers should scrutinize these warranty conditions to understand their details and limitations.

With the Rheem Stellar 250L, maintenance costs are significantly reduced since it does not require an anode replacement, unlike some other models. This enhances the long-term value of your investment, resulting in noticeable savings over time.

Maximizing Efficiency with the Rheem Stellar 250L

Maximizing efficiency with Rheem Stellar 250L

The Rheem Stellar 250L offers the following benefits:

  • Specifically designed to leverage off-peak energy rates, helping to lower electricity bills

  • Provides an online Running Cost Estimator tool to compare estimated running costs between the Rheem Stellar 250L and other hot water systems

  • Factors in variables like fuel tariffs and potential solar savings

Customer reviews have highlighted the efficiency of the Rheem Stellar 250L gas water heaters. Its stainless steel tank is not only efficient and maintains hot water for longer periods, but it also exhibits good insulation as it remains cool to the touch.

To maximize efficiency with the Rheem Stellar 250L, you can:

  • Operate it during off-peak hours when electricity rates are lower

  • Utilize tools like the Running Cost Estimator for decision-making

  • Take advantage of its efficient insulation for cost savings and carbon emission reduction.

Smart Usage Strategies

The Rheem Stellar 250L, powered by natural gas, is tailored to be particularly cost-effective when operated during off-peak energy rate periods.

To maximize cost savings, follow these steps:

  1. Confirm actual off-peak, shoulder, and peak tariffs with your electricity provider.

  2. Schedule the hot water system’s use during off-peak periods.

  3. Use the hot water system sparingly during shoulder and peak periods.

By following these steps, you can maximize the cost-effectiveness of the Rheem Stellar 250L hot water system, or consider an alternative like a solar hot water or heat pump system.

Routine maintenance is key to sustaining the energy efficiency of the Rheem Stellar 250L. Rheem recommends servicing the unit at least once every 5 years. Regular inspections of the anode rod are necessary to prevent corrosion and should include replacing it if it appears coated with calcium or looks thin.

Pairing with Renewable Energy Sources

The Rheem Stellar 250L can significantly enhance its efficiency when paired with renewable energy sources, such as solar water heaters or heat pumps. This not only reduces your energy consumption and carbon footprint but also results in additional cost savings.

Enhancing Your Hot Water Experience

The Rheem Stellar 250L offers user-friendly temperature controls, enabling easy adjustments to the desired hot water temperature. For safe operation and appropriate hot water for showers, Rheem advises setting the thermostat to a minimum of 60°C. While the thermostat can be turned down if needed, it should remain above 60°C for safety reasons.

The durability of the stainless steel cylinder ensures that the Rheem Stellar 250L can handle higher temperature settings, ensuring a quick recovery for instant hot showers. Furthermore, the Stellar 250L operates at mains pressure, which allows for multiple hot water taps and appliances to be used at once without a loss in water pressure, providing a seamless hot water experience.

Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Customers have reported satisfaction with the quiet operation and reliability of the Rheem Stellar 250L, providing hot water on demand. Positive service experiences also play a role in customer satisfaction, with quick delivery and responsive service noted as significant factors.

However, it should be noted that some customers reported faults with the Rheem Stellar 250L, particularly units under 5 years old requiring repairs. There have also been concerns about quality and safety, particularly instances where the unit caught fire, leading to frustration with both the product and customer service.

Expert Maintenance and Repair Services

Rheem recommends that owners perform only basic maintenance while more complex tasks must be conducted by approved technicians. Annual professional inspections are advised to ensure the Rheem Hot Water System operates optimally and to enhance its longevity. Service providers offer comprehensive support for Rheem systems, including:

  • Installation

  • Troubleshooting

  • Replacement

  • Ongoing support

Trained technicians are available to troubleshoot and repair Rheem Hot Water Systems, including the Rheem hot water range, interpreting error codes, and providing a proper course of action for any issues encountered with your hot water heater. Key maintenance tasks for your Rheem system include flushing the tank to remove sediment, checking components and connections, testing the pressure relief valve, and inspecting the anode rod to prevent corrosion.

With proper maintenance, a Rheem hot water system can have a lifespan of up to 15 years. The cost-effectiveness of the Rheem Stellar 250L is enhanced due to its design that reduces the need for maintenance and service, including not requiring an anode replacement.

Making the Switch: Replacing Your Old Hot Water System

It’s recommended to recycle materials like galvanized iron, which is 100% recyclable, when replacing an old water heater. Due to the bulky size of old water tanks, professional rubbish removal services like Ridly can assist with transportation and ensure responsible disposal. Local recycling centers or council pick-up services can be options for disposing of old water heaters, subject to type of dwelling and eligibility.

Old water tanks that cannot be recycled may be creatively repurposed into items like planters, fire pits, or children’s play areas. Functional old water heaters might be donated to charities or sold if they’re being replaced for reasons other than functionality, such as capacity or efficiency needs.

Prior to deciding on disposal, consider if the old water heater can be repaired to minimize waste. The installing plumber for the new Rheem Stellar 250L water heater may offer removal services for the old unit, which could incur an additional charge.

Tailored Solutions for Your Hot Water Needs

The adaptability of the Rheem Stellar 250L hot water system makes it an ideal choice for households across diverse geographic areas. Its stainless steel construction enhances the unit’s suitability for differing water conditions.

Customers are advised to reference the Rheem Stainless Steel Suitability Map to ensure optimal installation tailored to location-specific water conditions. This map, coupled with the Rheem Stellar 250L’s flexibility, makes it a comprehensive solution for diverse hot water needs.

Whether you live in an area with hard water or soft water, the Rheem Stellar 250L is designed to deliver consistent performance.


From its robust stainless steel construction to its energy efficiency and quick hot water recovery, the Rheem Stellar 250L stands as a top-tier solution for your hot water needs. Its adaptability, coupled with a competitive pricing structure and excellent after-sales support, makes it a worthy investment.

In conclusion, the Rheem Stellar 250L is not just a hot water system; it’s a commitment to comfort, efficiency, and reliability. It’s a testament to Rheem’s dedication to providing tailored solutions that enhance the hot water experience. So, if you’re looking for a hot water system that delivers on every front, the Rheem Stellar 250L is your answer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rheem Australian made?

Yes, Rheem is a truly Australian company, with the first gas water heater being manufactured in Sydney in 1939 and the American interest in Rheem Australia Limited being purchased in 1973, making it Australian-owned.

Is Rheem a Japanese company?

No, Rheem is an American company that became a wholly owned subsidiary of Paloma Industries of Nagoya, Japan in 1988. This allowed Rheem to expand globally and become the industry leader in heating, cooling, and water heating solutions.

What is the life expectancy of a Rheem?

The life expectancy of a Rheem hot water system is typically between 5 and 15 years, but regular servicing every 5 years can extend its lifespan.

Is Richmond and Rheem the same company?

Yes, Richmond Water Heaters are manufactured by Rheem, the company that invented water heaters.

What makes the Rheem Stellar 250L stand out among other hot water systems?

The Rheem Stellar 250L stands out due to its stainless steel cylinder, superior energy efficiency, quick hot water recovery, and mains pressure capabilities, making it a high-performing and cost-effective choice.

Installation Service (Optional):
For your convenience, we offer an optional installation service through our network of trusted and professional contractors. Please note, the installation service is a separate arrangement directly between you and the contractor. Installation fees are to be paid directly to the contractor. We have carefully selected contractors based on their expertise and customer service to ensure you receive the best installation experience.

How It Works:

  1. Select Installation Service: Indicate your interest in installation service during the checkout process.
  2. Contractor Assignment: We will assign a certified contractor from our network to handle your installation.
  3. Payment for Installation: Please be aware that the payment for the installation service is to be made directly to the contractor. We do not collect installation charges on behalf of the contractor.
  4. Schedule Your Installation: The assigned contractor will contact you to schedule the installation at your convenience.
  5. Direct Support: For any questions or support related to the installation process, please direct your inquiries to the contractor.

Please Note: Our role is to supply the product and facilitate the connection with a certified contractor for installation services. All agreements, payments, and warranties related to the installation are between you and the contractor.

Experience the "Installed Today" Difference with Our Verified Installers

When you choose "Installed Today" for your installation needs, you're not just getting a product; you're gaining access to a network of rigorously verified installers dedicated to providing you with an exceptional service experience. Here's what you can expect when you opt for an installation by an "Installed Today" verified installer:

Professional and Efficient Service

  • Prompt Communication: Our verified installers will contact you within 2 business hours of receiving your order details to confirm and begin scheduling your installation at the earliest convenience.
  • Expert Installation: All "Installed Today" installers are highly skilled and qualified, ensuring your product is installed according to the highest industry standards and specific regulations in your area.
  • Clear and Professional Communication: From the moment they receive your order until the completion of your installation, our installers maintain clear and professional communication, providing you with all necessary information regarding your installation.

Peace of Mind

  • Insurance and Liability: Every "Installed Today" verified installer maintains comprehensive insurance coverage, giving you peace of mind knowing you're protected throughout the installation process.
  • Warranty and Quality Assurance: Enjoy a warranty on your installation, guaranteeing rectification work at no additional charge in the unlikely event of any deficiencies. Our installers strive to achieve a minimum 4.5-star average rating across major review platforms, reflecting our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Customer-Centric Policies

  • Customer Dispute Resolution: In the rare event of a dispute, our installers are committed to acknowledging and initiating the resolution process within 1 business day, aiming for a swift and satisfactory resolution within 5 business days.
  • Rectification Work Timeframes: Should any rectification work be necessary, it will be acknowledged within 1 business day and completed within 2 business days, ensuring minimal inconvenience to you.

Additional Services at Transparent Rates

  • Beyond Basic Installation: Our verified installers offer a range of additional services to complement your installation. All available services and their set rates are communicated upfront, ensuring no surprises.

By choosing "Installed Today," you're not just installing a product; you're investing in a seamless, quality service that values your time and peace of mind. Trust in our verified installers to exceed your expectations with their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to excellence.

This product description outlines the benefits and assurances provided by "Installed Today" verified installers, designed to inform and reassure customers about the high level of service they can expect.


Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast (EXCLUDING BAY ISLANDS) - 1 business day

Metropolitan Cities - Up to 3 Business Days

Non-Serviced Metropolitan Areas (confirmation via email to availability only) - Upto 10 business days


Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast (EXCLUDING BAY ISLANDS) - Up to 2 business days

Metropolitan Cities - Up to 4 Business Days

Non-Serviced Metropolitan Areas (confirmation via email to availability only) - Upto 10 business days


Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast - up to 5 business days

Metropolitan Cities & Centres - Up to 10 Business Days



-Gold Coast

-Sunshine Coast


-Coffs Harbour













-Harvey Bay



-Tweed Heads


Brand - Rheem

Model - 4a1250

Volume (L) - 250

Height (mm) - 1440

Width (mm) - 620

Weight (kg) - 45

Energy Rating - 1.0/6

Made In - Australia

Made By - Rheem

Maximum Warranty - 12years

Internal Material - Stainless Steel

Noise Level (dBa) - NA

Recommend Occupants - 4-5

Recommended Bathrooms - 1-3

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