American water heaters were one of the most common brands of water heaters to be installed in the 1980’s. In fact, many of those tanks are still active today. American has one of the longest average lifespans for all water heater brands.
There are limited suppliers in Kansas City for American water heaters which may make it challenging to get service to a water heater that is in need of repair.
American water heaters owns US Craftsmaster who is the manufacturer for Whirlpool water heaters.