Water heater ratings part 10 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Pecol, Quantum, Racold, Range, Reliance, Rheem, Richmond, Rotoplas, and Ruud brands.
These water heaters are made in Malaysia by PACIFIC ENGINEERING SDN BHD. They have a stainless steel tank for durability but their website is not much help. They do not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These water heaters are made and sold in Australia. They offer a variety of sizes and use incoloy elements for corrosion resistance but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is a subsidiary of ARISTON THERMO GROUP and is made in India. The PLATINUM units are large capacity units with a warranty that is not very good.
This brand is a part of the KINGSPAN HOT WATER STORAGE GROUP and is available in the U.K. and Northern Ireland.The TRIBUNE HE line features unvented cylinders that are made of duplex stainless steel for enhanced corrosion resistance. The inlet for the cold water from the mains enters the bottom of the cylinder while the hot water exits the top which allows for more efficient operation. They have a stockist locator on their website and the units are backed by a good guarantee.
This brand is available at hardware stores. The STA-KLEEN units have a special dip tube to allow self cleaning and low wattage incoloy elements. They use basic tank technology and the warranty is not as good as many other brands. The energy saving models feature electronic touch controls so that you can set the temperature and operating mode easily.
This brand is a part of the PALOMA GROUP. The PROFESSIONAL PRESTIGE SERIES features dual stainless steel elements for durability and electronic controls. They have the Everkleen self-cleaning system to reduce sediment buildup and have onboard diagnostics. They use basic tank technology and the guarantee on the tanks is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is built by RHEEM MANUFACTURING which is a part of the PALOMA GROUP. The 12 YEAR MODEL features basic tank technology but has their Everkleen self-cleaning system. They have durable stainless steel elements and have built-in heat traps to minimize standby losses. The guarantee on the tanks is not as good as some of the other brands.
These water heaters use basic tank technology and are wall-mounted. Their website is not much help.
This brand is made by RHEEM MANUFACTURING which is a part of the PALOMA GROUP. The ACHIEVER PLUS SERIES electric water heaters are available in four sizes and have self-cleaning technology. The units use basic tank technology and the guarantee is not as good as other brands.
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