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 T... More »

Top-rated gas water heaters are available from big box hardware stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, and popular online retailers such as Amazon.com. As of February 2015, the Rheem RTG-64XLN is a five-star, user-reviewe... More »

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According to ConsumerReports.org, the top brands of gas heaters as of 2015 are American Standard, Bryant, Carrier, Lennox, Rheem and Trane, with no statistically significant differences in quality among them. The brands ... More »

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As a result of using electricity, electric water heaters are more expensive to operate than gas water heaters. Popular gas water heaters range from $250 to $1,500, whereas popular electric water heaters range from $300 t... More »

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Electric water heaters need to be drained at least once a year, according to Allstate. The exact number of times a water heater needs to be drained depends on the type, brand, model and usage. Homeowners can refer to the... More »

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Gas water heaters generally cost less to operate, while electric water heaters cost less up front and less to install. Electric heaters are also safer and require less maintenance. More »

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Some 50-gallon water heaters are energy-efficient, including the M150L6DS and the M250L6DS models of electric water heaters from Bradford White, but the overall level of energy efficiency typically depends on the brand a... More »

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