Major department stores, such as Lowes, Sears, Home Depot and Menards are places to look for good deals on gas water heaters. Online marketplaces, such as Amazon and eBay also sell gas water heaters.
Brands stocked by Lowes include Whirlpool, Powerflex, U.S. Craftmaster, Envirotemp and Direct Vent. Sears boasts same-day water heater installation and lists a toll-free hotline to schedule same day installations before noon. Sears Outlet offers gas water heaters, sometimes with significant discounts.
Home Depot stocks both propane and natural gas water heaters from Rheem, Westinghouse, Richmond and Ecosense. Unit costs vary based on tank capacity, BTUs of heating and eco-friendliness. Advanced units from Rheem, available at Home Depot, can be controlled via smartphone or tablet using a dedicated Wi-Fi module.
Online stores, such as Amazon, usually feature low-capacity and tankless water heaters from brands such as Takagi, Rheem, Marey, Rinnai and EZ. Menards features a large selection of both tanked and tankless propane and natural gas water heaters from leading brands such as Richmond and Westinghouse. These brands are designed with capacities of up to 75 gallons. Online retailers also generally stock commercial water heaters capable of a larger BTU output.