Looking at a Kenmore Power Miser 12 gas water heater (need 75 gallon) since
it has a 12 year warranty. But I have no experience with the Kenmoore brand,
just Rheem and Whirlpool. Any known issues?
What are some good quality gas 75 gallon water heaters with 10-12 year
warranties, say in the $500-$70 range (w/o installation)?
> Looking at a Kenmore Power Miser 12 gas water heater (need
I replaced mine recently, looked all over for a decent replacement and
settled on a 'Rheem Gas-Fired Tankless Water Heater'
(http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Category.aspx?Cat 27). It was easy to
out my older tank water heater as the new one was also natural
gas fired and was
much smaller compared to the tank water heater it was
I also looked at Electric Tankless Water Heaters, but decided to keep
it to gas
making my transition simpler. I ended up buying the 'Rheem
Tankless Water Heater
RTG-74PVN, Indoor Use'
and then also
bought a smaller 'Chronomite SR-20L 120v Instant-Flow SR Tankless
Heater' (http://www.plumbersurplus.com/ProductList.aspx?Cat%3 ) for my
trailer. I bought them both from the links above, they both work great
and I am
really happy with them.
As far as I know, just looking at Price (lowest), warranty(longest), size
(what you need) and energy star rating(cost of ownership) and finding a
combination of those variables that suits you is the way to do it. Kenmore
is a Re-Brand. They usually use quality OEM manufacturers since Sears isn't
into paying out warranty claims. Not sure who makes their WH's but if it
looks similar to another, its probably a brother.
a 12 year warranty is a 12 year warranty no matter who makes it. How they
will react when you have a leak 10 years from now would be a good indicator
though. Is it like batteries where they rebate a portion of the price
depending on how old or do they give you a replacement? (I never checked
that). Sears will be around in 12 years IMO
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