The top five electric water heaters are American Residential Electric 40 Gallon, AO Smith Vertex Power Vent Gas 50 Gallon, Camp Chef Triton 5L Portable Water Heater, GE GeoSpring Hybrid Electric Water Heater, and Marey Tankless 16L NG ETL. The next five are Reliance Compact 6 Gallon Water Heater, Rheem Marathon 85-Gallon Water Heater, Rheem Tankless Electric RTE 13, Titan Tempra 36 Plus Stiebel-Eltron Tankless and Whirlpool Hybrid 80 Gallon Water Heater.
When choosing a water heater for a family home, aspects such as the number of people in the family, how quickly the water needs to be warmed up, connection types and warranty offered should be taken into consideration. Tank size is another crucial variable to take into account. For instance, people with large families or an otherwise large water consumption should look to buy tanks with an over 50-gallon capacity.
Electric water heaters tend to be faster at heating up the water. However, they also increase the cost of energy. There are eco-friendly models available, but they are much more expensive than regular models. As for water connection valves, generally speaking, they are either 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch. All connections have to match the specifications of the tank.