Storage Tank Water Heaters

white storage tank water heater in boiler room

With years of tradition and standardization under it’s belt, the conventional storage tank water heater is a feature in most homes and businesses. With it’s simplistic design and operation, these water heaters have been a consistent staple in American culture for decades. They can store up to 80 gallons of hot water that is ready for use.

If you live in Jackson TN or the surrounding areas, and you’re interested in a new water heater for your home or business, give us a call at (731) 300-1030. We are confident that our service and prices are some of the best in the area.

Find out more about conventional water heaters below – such as how they work, some of their benefits, and even some pricing information.

How They Work

Storage tank water heaters have a very simple design and operation. These types of water heaters use either gas or electricity to heat the water.

Let’s get into the actual operation process:

Cold water enters the bottom of the tank through the water supply line. The water that is now being stored in the tank is heated by either a gas flame under the tank or electric heating elements within the tank. When hot water is needed, the hot water travels out of the tank through the top via the hot water line. This hot water line supplies hot water to the rest of the corresponding hot water lines that run throughout the home or business. These lines supply the hot water to the sinks, showers, washers and any other appliance that uses hot water. As hot water is used up, the hot water tank is refilled with cold water from the water supply line that is then heated, stored and ready for deployment.

Pretty simple right?

Electric vs Gas

As mentioned earlier, these water heaters are available as gas or electric versions. Electric storage tank water heaters are typically less expensive than their gas counterparts. But, gas storage tank water heaters usually cost less to operate, so rather than upfront savings, the savings would add up over time.

As far as efficiency goes, both gas and electric units are available as standard and high efficiency (HE) models. The more efficient a unit is, the more water is heated using the least amount of energy or fuel possible. Higher efficiency models will cost more upfront, but they will pay themselves off and actually equate to savings in the long tun. For example, a water heater that includes a powered damper or flue damper will usually cost more than a standard version. This is because of the added benefits of the damper. The damper helps retain heat inside the tank which increases efficiency.

As far as the most efficient, the electric versions out-perform the rest when it comes to efficiency. These are known as heat pump and hybrid heat pump units. Heat pump units simply use the external warm air and draws it in to heat the water. This process saves a lot of energy which translates to money saved. The only drawback is that these water heaters only operate at their best in warmer climates. They also are some of the more expensive tank-type water heaters out there.

If you are really looking for efficiency, also consider tankless water heaters. They can be up to 24-34% more efficient than standard tank water heaters.

Storage Tank Water Heater Prices

When it comes to a new water heater, price is usually a factor for most of us. Depending on the brand and model, the price can fluctuate quite a bit. Standard units are going to be cheaper than high-efficiency water heaters, for obvious reasons.

But how much can you expect to pay?

Well, we can only speak for ourselves. Our starting price for a standard storage tank water heater, including installation, is around $795. Below you will find some of our recommended storage tank water heaters.

Our Recommendations

Gas Models

Rheem Professional Prestige Series

  • .68 – .70 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Energy star rated
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Powered damper system retains more heat in tank for increased efficiency
  • EcoNet enabled for integration with home automation, energy management and demand response systems
  • 37 – 50 gallon models
  • 8 year and 12 year warranties

Rheem Professional Classic Plus Series

  • .58 – .71 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Powered damper and induced draft models are Energy star rated
  • Propane or natural gas versions (induced draft version is natural gas only)
  • Available as induced draft, power direct vent or standard atmospheric venting models
  • Powered damper models available
  • EcoNet available on powered damper models for integration with home automation, energy management and demand response systems
  • 28 – 98 gallon models
  • 1 year and 8 year warranties
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Rheem Professional Classic Series

  • .51 – .70 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Powered damper, power direct vent and power vent models are Energy star rated
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Powered damper models available
  • Available as power vent, power direct vent or standard atmospheric venting models
  • 28 – 75 gallon models
  • 6 year warranty

Rheem Performance Platinum Series

  • .58 – .71 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Powered damper and induced draft models are Energy star rated
  • Powered damper model available
  • Propane or natural gas versions (induced draft is natural gas only)
  • Available as induced draft, high demand, and standard atmospheric venting models
  • 28 – 75 gallon models
  • 12 year warranty

Rheem Performance Plus Series

  • .58 – .65 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Available as standard atmospheric venting models
  • 40 – 50 gallon models
  • 9 year warranty

Rheem Performance Series

  • .58 – .67 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Power vent models are Energy star rated
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Available as power direct vent, direct vent, high demand and standard atmospheric venting models
  • 29 – 98 gallon models
  • 6 year warranty

State ProLine XE Polaris Series

  • .90 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Power direct vent models only
  • Touchscreen control
  • 34 gallon models
  • 10 year warranty

State ProLine XE Series

  • .70 – .72 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Most models are Energy star rated
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Available as power direct vent, direct vent and standard atmospheric venting models
  • Powered damper model available
  • 40 – 50 gallon models
  • 6 year warranty

State ProLine Master Series

  • .57 – .64 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Available as standard atmospheric venting models only
  • 40 – 55 gallon models
  • 8 year warranty

State ProLine Series

  • .57 – .66 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Available as direct vent and standard atmospheric venting models only
  • 30 – 98 gallon models
  • 6 year and 10 year warranties

Bradford White eF Series

  • .79 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Energy star rated
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Available as power vent model only
  • 50 gallon models
  • 6 year warranty
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Bradford White Gas Water Heaters

  • .54 – .70 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Powered damper, power direct vent, atmospheric vent eF, and power vent models are Energy star rated
  • Propane or natural gas versions
  • Available as power vent, power direct vent, and standard atmospheric venting models
  • 30 – 100 gallon models
  • 6 year warranty

Electric Models

Rheem Hyrbid/Heat Pump Water Heaters

  • 3.50 – 3.70 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Energy star rated
  • Electric
  • EcoNet enabled for integration with home automation, energy management and demand response systems
  • LCD screen
  • 50 – 80 gallon models
  • 10 year warranty

Rheem Electric Water Heaters

  • .90 – .95 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Electric
  • EcoNet enabled for integration with home automation, energy management and demand response systems (Professional prestige series only)
  • Digital thermostat display on Professional prestige and Performance platinum series
  • 30 – 55 gallon models
  • 6 year – 12 year warranties

State Hyrbid/Heat Pump Water Heaters

  • 3.35 – 3.45 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Energy star rated
  • Electric
  • Electronic user interface
  • 50 – 80 gallon models
  • 6 year and 10 year warranties

State Electric Water Heaters

  • .89 – .93 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Electric
  • Electronic user interface on ProLine XE models
  • 28 – 55 gallon models
  • 6 year – 10 year warranties

Bradford White Aero Therm Hybrid/Heat Pump Water Heater

  • Up to 3.25UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Energy star rated
  • Electric
  • Electronic user interface
  • 50 – 80 gallon models
  • 6 year warranty

Bradford White Electric Water Heaters

  • .92 – .93 UEF (Uniform energy factor)
  • Electric
  • 30 – 50 gallon models
  • 6 year warranty

Give Us a Call

The water heaters listed above are some of our recommendations, but if you prefer something else we can get that for you as well. If you are interested feel free to give us a call at (731) 300-1030. We can go over your needs and options and get you squared away. You can also fill out the form below and we will get back to you ASAP.

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