Indirect Water Heater Ratings part 11, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Indirect water heater ratings part 11 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Rotex, Ruud, Sile, Slant/Fin, Solarfocus, Step, Stiebel Eltron, Sunsystem, and Super Hot brands.

BRAND-------------------BASIC---PREMIUM

ROTEX----------------------<1*--------<1*

This brand is made in Germany and is available throughout Europe. The units are different in that the domestic hot water is circulated inside the coil instead of held in the tank. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. rotex-heating.com

RUUD------------------------<1*---------NA

The SOLAR SERVANT SERIES offers units with or without an electric element. They feature basic glass lined tank technology with an anode rod and are available in 80 or 120 gallon sizes. The brand is a part of RHEEM MANUFACTURING but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. ruud.com

SILE-----------------------<1*---------<1* 

The VERTINOX E  models are basic water heaters with durable stainless steel tank and heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is easily removed for service or repair. The TA BI units have an internal tank for domestic hot water but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. sile.it

SLANT/FIN------------------<1*---------NA

The HWT models are glass-lined tanks that are designed for use with their central heating boilers. They are only available in three sizes and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. slantfin.com

SOLARFOCUS---------------<1*--------<1*

The ECOLINE features units that use standard enameled tank technology. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the units. solarfocus.eu

STEP------------------------<1*--------<1*

The BVT series water heaters use basic enameled tank technology and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. stepclima.it

STIEBEL ELTRON-------------4*---------4*

The SB/SBB series features porcelain lined tanks and a sacrificial anode with a wear indicator. The basic models are available in four sizes from 150 to 400 gallon while the premium units are available in 300, 400, or 600 gallon sizes. The warranty on the units is very good. stiebel-eltron-usa.com 

SUNSYSTEM----------------<1*--------<1*

This brand is made in Bulgaria by NES LTD and sold throughout Europe. The SWP line offers both basic and premium water heaters but they use old tank technology with enamel and anode rods. They are available in wall-hung models as well as floor-standing units. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. sunsystem.bg

SUPER HOT-----------------<1*--------<1*

This brand is from ALLIED ENGINEERING CO. and is made in Canada. The EFFICIENCY PLUS SERIES features stainless steel tanks and coils for durability. They are available in four sizes but the guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. alliedboilers.com

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