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Electric water heater recommendations?

123 54 November 12, 2017 at 11:20 AM
I was unable to find anything in forums close to what I am looking for.

Our 55-gallon water heater is just about gone and I'm wondering what is out there since we bought this one about 10 years ago.

According to what I've read online it basically comes down to the 6, 9, or 12 year warranty.

Anyone want to brag on a recent water heater purchase or clue me in to where I could find a good deal?

Looking to spend around $500-600.

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I bought this one earlier this year, I'm happy with it.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rheem.../205810439

You can buy a coupon on eBay but check the fine print. Also if you are near any state borders, check those prices too. Also check with your electric company to see if there are rebates.
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I bought this one earlier this year, I'm happy with it.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rheem.../205810439

You can buy a coupon on eBay but check the fine print. Also if you are near any state borders, check those prices too. Also check with your electric company to see if there are rebates.
Thanks! I was wondering about this one - did you buy the necessary WiFi module to use the internet functions?
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Thanks! I was wondering about this one - did you buy the necessary WiFi module to use the internet functions?
I haven't purchased it. The reviews made it sound unreliable but that might be user error more than anything. I don't do enough long term out of town travel to make it worth it I don't think. If it was $30 or so I'd buy it just to fiddle with it.
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I haven't purchased it. The reviews made it sound unreliable but that might be user error more than anything. I don't do enough long term out of town travel to make it worth it I don't think. If it was $30 or so I'd buy it just to fiddle with it.
Thanks Jabbit! I'll head to the store tomorrow and take a look at it.
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The Home Depot Rheems are your best bet for big box water heaters.

Go by a plumbing supply place where pros shop. You can get a Bradford White or AO Smith for about the same price. Usually come with 6 year warranties and that's really all you need. These are the brands that plumbers usually install, so they tend to be better that what the big box stores carry.
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The Home Depot Rheems are your best bet for big box water heaters.

Go by a plumbing supply place where pros shop. You can get a Bradford White or AO Smith for about the same price. Usually come with 6 year warranties and that's really all you need. These are the brands that plumbers usually install, so they tend to be better that what the big box stores carry.
Thank you Mishnah! I'll head by the shop before getting one!
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The Home Depot Rheems are your best bet for big box water heaters.

Go by a plumbing supply place where pros shop. You can get a Bradford White or AO Smith for about the same price. Usually come with 6 year warranties and that's really all you need. These are the brands that plumbers usually install, so they tend to be better that what the big box stores carry.
Lowe's sells AO Smith now (they switched from Whirlpool). Are the AO Smith sold by Lowe's the same quality as a plumbing supply store where pros shop? Or are there different levels/grades of AO Smith, where the Lowe's version is a cheapened up version of a pro model?
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