Any Electric Energy Star Elec Water Heaters?


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Old 10-06-11, 05:23 PM
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Any Electric Energy Star Elec Water Heaters?

Spent the afternoon looking a electric water heaters. Lowes, HD, Sears and a local yokel. Turns out (i'm pretty sure) none are Energy Star. Is this right?

ALso - Found a whirlpool at lowes that looked pretty good. 9yr warr, 4500wt, 50 gal, digital controls (programmable- sort of) BUTT 20.6 gph recovery! - Everything else I saw in 50 gal range was 50+gal recovery. Nothing in the store or on the box but that's what the Lowes web site said.

Can that be right?

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Old 10-06-11, 07:22 PM
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I doubt it... sounds like a typo / misprint to me! Google the model number on-line or at the Whirlpool site, maybe they have specs?
 
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Old 10-06-11, 08:11 PM
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I have no idea what the spec required for a water heater to be energy star rated but I have heard good things about Marathon Electric Water Heaters. Lifetime warranty on the tank. They are not cheap though. Sometimes you can get them at a discount from your electric company.
 
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Old 10-06-11, 09:30 PM
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Hi,

I think you are talking about this heater. That is the recovery rise.. What you want to look at is the "First Hour Delivery rating"....

Shop Whirlpool 50-Gallon 9-Year Electric Water Heater at Lowes.com

If you are looking for energy star the only electric units I know are the heat pump type.

Shop GE GeoSpring 50-Gallon 10-Year Electric Water Heater at Lowes.com

I myself would stay away from all the home store brands. But thats me.


If I had to have an electric HWH this is the unit I would buy.

10 yr trank and labor warranty.
.95 energy factor. Qualifys for most rebates.
3" thick insulation with a R24 value
And a lot of other stuff to make it last. Read the specs.

Most if not all of the conservationists HWH's I have replaced were 15 yrs and older. They are just superior as electric heaters go IMO.


Conservationist® - Water Heaters Residential by A. O. Smith

You can but them at Furguson which is nation wide. Just put your zip in.

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Old 10-07-11, 10:08 AM
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Lowboy??

Lawrosa, I need another tank for one of my rentals and would be willing to try the AO Smith Conservationist, but didn't see anything offhand that it comes in a lowboy. Do you know if they make one. I have been putting in BW tanks and I get 9-10 yrs. Not bad, not great. Earlier this year I had to install a Reliance because it was the only lowboy available on a weekend. I am holding my breath.
 
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Old 10-07-11, 11:12 AM
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They make a lowboy. 47" for the 40 gallon.

Check ink here and click literature and specs.

Conservationist® - Water Heaters Residential by A. O. Smith

If you need a certain size click under literature and click the full line catolog.

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