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Old 01-22-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hey so what is the difference between the 3 HWT. I have heard that the only difference is the sticker on the tank. Are you more or less paying an insurance premium with the 9yr and 12yr or is there better materials in these tanks.

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Hey so what is the difference between the 3 HWT. I have heard that the only difference is the sticker on the tank. Are you more or less paying an insurance premium with the 9yr and 12yr or is there better materials in these tanks.

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Hi Darren,

You're correct, same tank, just buying an extended warranty.

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Some require the rob to be replaced... at least it is supposed to be
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:54 AM   #4
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Hey so what is the difference between the 3 HWT. I have heard that the only difference is the sticker on the tank. Are you more or less paying an insurance premium with the 9yr and 12yr or is there better materials in these tanks.
Some heaters with longer warranties have two sacrificial anodes or one larger one. Worth the difference? I donno.

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I always heard that the only difference was the price. Consumers had an article a couple of years ago that says there is a difference. Better insulation, more efficient burners, etc.
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When purchased my Whirlpool Electric Water Heater back in 2003 the only difference I noticed was the insulation factor so I went with it and figured OK better warranty and less $$ to operate.
I didn't notice any other differences but I would like to know if there are.
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Thanks for the reply while were talking abot HWT, would you recommend a 40G or 60 gallon for a house with two adults and two kids under 5. Also is there any difference between top entry and side entry.
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40 gal should be fine for your family. Side and top probably not , whatever is convenience for hook up and space availability.

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