The Best 40 & 50 Gallon Water Heaters Of 2008
When the time comes to replace or even install a brand new 40 or 50 gallon water heater there will be many water heater companies to choose from. All water heaters or as some people like to call them “hot water heaters” basically work in the same way. The water heaters job is to take cold water and to heat it up to the temperature that you desire by simply setting or adjusting the thermostat on the unit.
However, there are many other factors to consider when buying a new water heater or if you are looking to replace your current one. Depending on the location of the water heater will depend on what type of water heater you can install. Let’s say you only had a area that was 50″ inches high. If this measurement was true a standard water heater would be to tall because the vent is at the top. Some models of water heaters come in both gas fired and oil fired and some are just made for one. When deciding on what type of water heater you will buy you should try to keep some of those things in mind before making your purchase. Hiring a licensed plumber to help you with water heater sizing is not a bad idea as well if you feel you are not up to doing this all alone.
There are a few “top brands” of water heaters on the market that come in the 50 gallon and 40 gallon models. These same models offer a quick hot water recovery rate, as well as being a high efficiency water heater at the same time. So instead of you having to search the web for 50 gallon water heater reviews, just to find out that most of the information out there is in multiple places and hard to read, this could be the same if you were looking for 40 gallon water heater reviews as well. So instead of you spending time looking any further, we have decided to do the water heater reviews for you. Let’s take a look at these most popular water heaters.
Rheem Imperial Gas Water Heater
One of the more popular and well know water heaters made by the Rheem water heater company is the “imperial water heater”. The Imperial comes in both the 40 gallon and the 50 gallon size. This water heater is also rated as a low NOx water heater which will produce less emissions compared to many older models of water heaters. All of the Imperial units come factory installed with Rheem’s high efficiency Guardian System. Rheem water heaters have one of the highest ratings in the plumbing and heating industry and is also a preferred choice by many contractors, plumbers as well as plumbing supply houses. If you live in a high altitude climate then you do not have to worry as well as this unit is also high altitude compliant. Rheem also makes sure that everyone of these units meets the requirements of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act. There is also no need to worry about wiring the unit as each unit is factory tested and wired before being shipped out.
AO Smith Pro Max Direct Vent Water Heater
Another popular and well crafted product today in the water heater market is the AO Smith Max Direct Vent water heater. The Pro Max Direct is designed with a single pipe two channel closed combustion system. AO Smith offers the promax heater in 4 different models including the 40 and 50 gallon model. When the time comes to light the heater you will be thrilled to hear that that this water heater comes equipped with a push button piezo igniter to take the hassle of firing up the unit. The AO Smith Promax is coated with something special developed by AO Smith called Permaglas. This coating provides extra protection against corrosion and that will help extend the life of the water heater. A Dynaclean diffuser tip is also include by AO Smith and this tip helps prevent the build of of sediment. The 40 gallon models require the heater vent pipe to be at least 68 inches. The 50 gallon AO Smith Promax water heater requires the event pipe to be at a height of at least 76 inches.
Bradford White Aero Series Water Heaters
The Bradford White water heater company is well know for there quality 40 and 50 gallon water heaters. The Aero series is a compact system that can be installed in such places like basements or other small areas were a traditional tall water heater would not fit. The Bradford Aero Series has a unique control system with a dual immersion aquastat and that is included with the burner on this model. The model of water heater is highly rated and is considered to be a high efficiency water heater with 1″ non-CFC foam insulation. The fittings come in standard 3/4″ npt and of course there are dielectric fittings. The Beckett burner that is included as part of the standard build is considered to be considered a green friendly or ECO-friendly water heater because it can work with up to 5% bio fuel. If you choose you can also order the Aero Series with a Carlin or Riello burner. There is also a 6-year limited warranty on the water heater tank with a 2-year limited warranty on the parts and burner.