As of February 2015, the only major retailer selling Whirlpool water heaters is Lowe's. At the time of purchase, both warranties and in-home installation are available. These water heaters can be purchased both in-store and online.
WhirlpoolWaterHeaters.com has a variety of resources available for consumers interested in purchasing Whirlpool water heaters as well as information for water heater owners. Whirlpool recommends starting the search for a new water heater by analyzing the current water heater in use. Determine the capacity of this machine and how effectively this model has performed for the needs of the household.
By using the Whirlpool size guidelines, the optimal capacity water heater can be determined. This is primarily a function of the number of people living in the house. Many Lowe's stores feature an in-store display which has further information on selecting the right-sized water heater.
Proper installation and maintenance are also key in optimizing the water heater's performance. In the Whirlpool water heater line, there are electric, propane and gas heaters available. Which set-up is ideal for the household is determined by capacity needs as well as the pre-existing home hook-up options. Warranties for Whirlpool water heaters range from six to 12 years of coverage.