Compare water heaters Plano TX
Comparing water heaters
When shopping for Natural Gas Water Heaters or Electric Water Heaters, we understand you have choices. That is why Harvey West Plumbing has multiple brands available for purchase & installation; whether you are shopping for the best price, best features or best warranty, we have what you are looking for. Harvey West Plumbing carries water heaters manufactured by Bradford White, Rheem, A.O. Smith and Rannai tankless units for your choice.
For your convenience, we have researched and made a comparison chart of all water heater brands and models available from Harvey West Plumbing (highlighted in green) as well as most models stocked at the Big Box Stores, local suppliers and by other plumbers in the Plano TX area. Comparing water heaters on the Manufacturer Websites is difficult since they manufacture water heaters for the entire United States. A water heater that you would install in Alaska is not the same water heater as you would install in Texas. Even some of the Bradford White models could be up to 6 weeks prior to delivery to our supplier. Unless you know which model is immediately available to you in Plano TX, it can make comparing water heaters difficult. We have tried to make your comparison easier.
For prices, call our office at (972) 509-0224 today, or request an appointment online.
What research says about our Water Heaters:
Rheem Professional Guardian Water Heater: BEST VALUE – BEST RATING – LONGEST WARRANTY Our research shows the Rheem brand water heaters to be the highest rated water heaters. In an overall comparison, Rheem has one of the highest energy ratings of .62, the heaviest tank and longest warranties available. Rheem Professional Guardian has a standard 8 year warranty when installed by Harvey West Plumbing or an extended 12 year warranty available in the Plano TX area. Most manufacturers offer an extended warranty which is often is just a certificate or sticker upgrading their identical 6-year warranty water heater. However, Rheem’s Guardian water heater with the extended warranty requires the installation of an additional anode rod upgrading the water heater. The standard 8 year Rheem Professional Guardian has a heavy duty tank weighing 165 lbs which is 15 to 20 lbs heaver than most competitors’ water heaters.
Bradford White: LOWEST PRICE – GOOD RATING – STANDARD WARRANTY There is no need to ever drain or flush these gas water heaters. Bradford White provides patented technology in their Defender Safety System series that drastically reduces carbon monoxide emissions and the chance of fire. This is a very important safety feature in any water heater. Bradford White hot-water heaters offer electronic ignition systems, fully automatic thermostat controls, and jet ports that clean the tank every time there is a call for hot water. The online reviews for Bradford White are overwhelmingly positive. One popular consumer research website polled 300 contractors, which resulted in this brand being voted “Best Water Heater”. Bradford White can only be purchased through licensed contractors.
A.O. Smith Pro Max Plus Water Heater: AVERAGE PRICE – GOOD RATING – HIGHEST EFFICIENCY – STANDARD WARRANTY A.O. Smith manufactures water heaters with one of the best energy ratings and highest quality products. However, the product only carries a standard 6 year manufacturer warranty, decreasing the overall value to the consumer.
Rinnai Tankless Water Heater: GREENEST RATING – ON DEMAND HOT WATER – CALL FOR PRICING We all know of individuals jumping at the wave of tankless water heaters hitting the market. If you are contemplating such an upgrade for your own home, then you want to take your time and explore the different tankless water heater options available to you. They are one of the hottest items for home improvement on the market right now. A leading manufacturer in the market of tankless water heaters is Rinnai. They have a great reputation with consumers and offer a fair price. The result is many consumers choosing to upgrade from their old water heater to a Rinnai tankless water heater system. A standard Rinnai tankless water heater can provide more hot water per hour than six standard hot water heaters with tanks. That is very impressive; especially considering this is only the standard tankless water heater unit that Rinnai offers.
What research says about their Water Heaters:
Whirlpool Flame Lock: (Lowes) (reported by ComparetheBrands.com & ConsumerSearch.com) The Flame Lock natural gas water heater from Whirlpool is the consumer leader for all of the complaints and the class action lawsuit. Consumer reviews for the Whirlpool hot water heaters were not very positive. You should probably stay away from any company involved in a lawsuit over its product. ConsumerAffairs.com reports on over 100 complaints about the Whirlpool Flame Lock line. Those users report problems with a breaking thermocouple — and since the thermocouple is a non-standard configuration, getting a replacement is difficult. The Whirlpool Flame Lock series was the only water heater for which we found consistent complaints.
American Flame Guard Water Heaters: American water heaters also manufacturers the Whirlpool water heater. That speaks for itself!
GE Smart Water Heaters:(Home Depot) The GE brand water heater is manufactured by Rheem. The GE water heater is the Rheem standard quality water heater, a grade below the Rheem Professional Guardian water heater.
State Select Water Heaters: State manufactures a standard quality water heater. There really are no outstanding features or poor consumer ratings that we are aware of to bring attention to.