Water Heater Ratings, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

With our water heater ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. We have researched the manufacturers' data and combined that information with our years of service experience in the hvac industry to provide our unique rating system. It truly is like taking a repairman with you while you shop.

These reviews are for units that use electricity to heat a tank of water (at least 30 gallons) for domestic consumption. They are commonly called whole house storage water heaters.

We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.

World's Best Electric Water Heater:

Our top pick is the WESTINGHOUSE brand from HTP. This brand features water heaters with durables stainless steel tanks and incoloy elements. They are available in five sizes to match almost any need and can be purchased through the website. westinghousewaterheating.com

          Other Water Heater Ratings

We continue our water heater ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to browse our list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.


AEG-------  aeg-haustechnik.de  -----<1*

These water heaters use standard enameled tank technology. They are available in a variety of sizes but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee on their products.


This brand is a part of KINGSPAN HOT WATER SYSTEMS LTD. and is available in the U.K. and Northern Ireland. The ULTRASTEEL line features units in six sizes from 120 to 300 liters. The cylinders are made of duplex stainless steel for enhanced corrosion protection. The units are backed by a good guarantee.


This brand is from AO SMITH and is sold in home improvement/hardware stores. The models are available with either 6, or 10 year warranties. The warranty on the tank, which is the most vital part of the units, is not as good as many brands. 

AMERICAN STANDARD-waterheating.com-<1*

These water heaters use basic tank technology and are available in both short and tall models. They offer either 6 or 12 year warranty models but that is not as good as other brands.

AO SMITH--------hotwater.com--------<1*

The ProMax units have energy saving external heat traps but the warranty is not as good as some brands. Their standard range offers a wide variety of models to fit any installation requirement but the warranty is not very good.


This brand is a part of RHEEM AUSTRALIA PTY LTD and is made and sold in Australia. They offer units with either basic tank technology or stainless steel tanks. Their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

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