Electric Water Heaters
Electric storage tank water heaters range in size from 15 gallons (smaller point-of-use tanks) to 120 gallons (larger storage tanks), depending on your needs.
How It Works
When you turn on a hot water faucet or use hot water in a washer or dishwasher, water pipes draw hot water from your tank. The heated water is drawn from the top of the tank and is replaced by cold water that is carried to the bottom by a tube.
An electric water heater can be used mostly anywhere; whereas a gas water heater is usually installed in a home that already uses gas. Water heater tanks traditionally come with a 6 to 12 year leakage warranty, depending on the size, make and model of the unit selected. This leakage warranty protects the homeowner against certain water heater malfunctions during the warranty period.
Efficiency & Savings
The efficiency and operating costs of a new hot water heater are important factors in your purchase decision. When in the research phase of your water heater purchase process, be sure to check the energy efficiency rating that is on a sticker on all water heaters.
By making energy-focused improvements in your home, you can increase the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, while saving energy and money. Learn how much energy and money you could save by upgrading your electric water heater: