Most of the tanks we install are US made Bradford White models. While you will read bad things about any major manufacturer, the majority of the tanks are well constructed and can easily last 15 years or more. There are 3 factors that will contribute to early water heater failure, we address all of them on every job.
- Water Quality
- Excessive Water Pressure
- Improper Venting Configuration/Sizing
RG250T6N 50 Gallon 40,000 BTU Bradford White
RG250S6N 50 Gallon 50,000 BTU Bradford White
AO Smith GPVT 50 200
The total cost including installation for the GPVT is usually 2x the cost of installing an atmospheric unit.
The GPVT is a power vent water heater with a 50,000 BTU burner. With an impressive first hour rating of 96 gallons this EnergyStar water heater has an operating cost of $233 per year.