ConsumerSearch offers a convenient feature that allows users to compare the cost of water heaters based on its recommendations of the top appliances on the market. Some retailers also allow customers to compare prices of... More » Home & Garden Appliances

Electric water heaters use electricity to heat water. They do this primarily by way of an immersion heating element that can heat the water to a temperature adjustable by the user. More » Home & Garden Appliances

An electric water heater heats and stores the home's hot water supply. These units use one or more electrical resistance heating elements to supply the heat. A thermostat senses the water temperature and regulates the po... More » Home & Garden Appliances
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