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Oil Fired Water Heater Ratings

A Repairman Reviews The Brands

With our oil fired water heater ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. Our simple rating system gives each brand a color code and a star rating. If the card is green, then, that is one of the top picks from HvacRepairGuy. If the card is yellow, then, that would be a budget pick from HvacRepairgGuy. If the card is red, then, the brand is not recommended by HvacRepairGuy. It truly is like you were taking a repairman shopping with you!

World's Best Oil Fired Water Heater

The TFI EVERHOT brand offers units in either a 30 or 50 gallon size which will meet the needs of most homes. The copper tank models are durable and backed with a very good warranty. The units have an extra large observation door for testing and maintenance on the burner.


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The 32E models are available in capacities from 20 to 113 gallons to meet the needs of any home. They feature their turboflue heat exchanger for a quicker response time and are backed by a very good warranty. The units use basic glass lined tanks with dual magnesium anode rods and are only available through authorized dealers.


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This brand is made and sold in Canada. They offer two sizes (32 or 50 gallon) of standard units. They offer an optional power vent kit for flexibility in installation and are backed by a good warranty.


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The CMO units are made in Canada and use basic tank technology. They have a durable ceramic fiber combustion chamber and the tanks are available in two sizes. They are backed by a good guarantee.


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These water heaters are made in Canada and are available in two sizes. They use basic glass lined tanks and have factory installed di-electric connections for corrosion prevention. They have a ceramic combustion chamber for durability but the warranty is not as good as some brands.


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This brand is made by GSW which is owned by AO SMITH. Their water heaters have ceramic fiber combustion chambers for maximum heat retention and they are available in center flue or direct vent models. They are backed by an average warranty.


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This brand is made in the USA and offers a water heater with a durable copper tank. They are available in 30 or 50 gallon sizes and are backed by a very good warranty.