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What Brand of Water Heater is the Most Reliable?

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Rheem, A.O. Smith, and Kenmore are three of the top brands for water heaters. While you’re not limited to these brands, they’re worth considering when looking for a reliable and efficient water heater for your home.

Selecting a Water Heater

Selecting a water heater is a bit more involved than it might seem. When making a decision, you want to be sure it’s the best option for your home.

First, you’ll want to consider the different types of water heaters. Your options include electric or gas water heaters, storage tank water heaters, tankless, heat pumps, solar powered systems, and condensing water heaters.

Once you’ve selected the type that best suits your home, it’s time to do some research around brands. While researching, be sure to look at price differences, customer reviews, and expected life expectancy for your water heater. Water heaters are expensive, so you’ll want a system that will perform well and last long to make your investment worthwhile.

Which Brand is Best?

Water heaters come in many shapes and sizes, from a variety of companies. Each home is unique, so no one brand is best for everyone — your best option will depend on your specific needs.

Brands like Rheem, A.O. Smith, Kenmore, Steibel Eltron, and others are known for their reliable water heaters. While Rheem and A.O. Smith may offer the best natural gas water heater for a home, Steibel Eltron may be better for electric and tankless water heaters.

Rather than focusing on which brand is best, consider the type of water heater you need, and then compare product guarantees and pricing among top brands. The more research and comparisons you do, the more informed your decision will be (and that’s always a good move for your home systems).

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