Electric Water Heater Reviews

Electric water heaters come in two very distinct varieties: standard tanks and tankless, the new wave of water heaters.

Some consumers prefer electric heaters because they do not like the hazards of gas, they have grown tired of pilot lights going out, or they don’t appreciate the higher price of gas heaters. Some consumers take their preference for electric to a different level by buying tankless heaters.

These tankless models come in a wide variety of sizes, but are appreciated because they use electricity only when they are heating water, not while you are sleeping and the electrical source is keeping a 60-gallon tank full of water warm.

You can find tankless models that will keep an entire home in hot water, but you should be prepared for a four-figure price tag in many cases, and steep installation costs as well. You also need to make sure that you have enough circuits to power a large tankless heater, some of which promise up to 9 gallons per minute of hot water.

Advantages of standard electric models are that they are far lower in price when you have a standard-sized home, but if you have a smaller residence or just want a compact point-of-demand tankless heater, then you can reap nice savings that should pay for the unit(s) over a few years time.

Electric Water Heater Reviews – High to low Ratings

Ecosmart ECO 27

Ecosmart ECO 27 27 KW at 240-Volt Electric Tankless Water Heater with Patented Self Modulating Technology

Rating: (4.8 out of 5 stars)
Efficiency and reliability are two things you must consider when purchasing a water heater given all the available options in the market today. And if you live in an area where the temperature of incoming water reaches a low 37oF, then … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$380 – $420

Ecosmart ECO 18

Ecosmart ECO 18 18 KW at 240-Volt Electric Tankless Water Heater with Patented Self Modulating Technology

Rating: (4.8 out of 5 stars)
Selecting a tankless water heater may be a headache for some with the many brands out in the market today. Thankfully, we are given a criterion that makes it easier to choose: the tankless water heater’s capability to control the amount of energy used. This is what separates Ecosmart from … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$350 – $400

Stiebel Eltron Tempra 20 Plus

Stiebel Eltron Tempra 20 Plus Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater, 240 V, 19.2 kW

Rating: (4.8 out of 5 stars)
The electric Stiebel Eltron Tempra 20 Plus is the less expensive alternative to gas-powered tankless water heaters, both in terms of unit cost and installation fees. The hot water portion of your electrical bill is reduced by … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$500 – $600

Reliance 6 2 SSUS K

Reliance 6 2 SSUS K 2.5 Gallon Electric Water Heater

Rating: (4.7 out of 5 stars)
Finding a water heater appropriate for small spaces is not a problem anymore, now there’s the Reliance 6 2 SSUS K. This very compact electric water hater supplies 2.5 gallons of water, just enough for a single sink or very low flow application. Because it … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$170 – $190

Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus

Review on Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus Electric Tankless Water Heater

Rating: (4.6 out of 5 stars)
These days many people live in limited space like apartments or condos. And if you are one of them and in the market for a water heater, do check out the Tempra 24 Plus Electric Tankless Water Heater by Stiebel Eltron. Its compact size will save you … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$550 – $650

EcoSmart 11 Kw

EcoSmart 11 Kw Tankless Water Heater

Rating: (4.6 out of 5 stars)
EcoSmart’s tankless water heaters come highly recommended not only because of its affordability but largely for its performance which is backed with sophisticated technology. And the EcoSmart 11 kW Tankless Water Heater reflects that. While it is used for … [ more ]
Brand:EcoSmart
Size:2 GPM
Price Indication:
$220 – $260

Ecosmart ECO 8

Ecosmart ECO 8 8 KW at 240-Volt Electric Tankless Water Heater with Patented Self Modulating Technology

Rating: (4.6 out of 5 stars)
Ecosmart’s tankless water heaters are very popular because of their excellent price / performance combination. Thanks to Ecosmart technology, they are more affordable than similar tankless water heaters while performing equally well (if not better). The … [ more ]
Brand:EcoSmart
Size:2 GPM
Price Indication:
$190 – $230

Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus

Review on Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus Electric Tankless Water Heater

Rating: (4.6 out of 5 stars)
These days many people live in limited space like apartments or condos. And if you are one of them and in the market for a water heater, do check out the Tempra 24 Plus Electric Tankless Water Heater by Stiebel Eltron. Its compact size will save you … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$650 – $750

Stiebel Eltron SHC 2.5

Stiebel Eltron SHC 2.5 Mini-Tank Electric Water Heater, 2.5 Gallon

Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars)
Mini-tank water heaters are gaining popularity because point-of-use units are economical and do not require complicated wiring to install. The Stiebel Eltron SHC is one such mini-tank water heater. Electric-powered, this model has a … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$200 – $220

Eemax EMT4

Eemax EMT4 4 Gallon Capacity Electric Mini-Tank

Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars)
The Eemax EMT 4 Electric Mini-Tank is a higher capacity version of the EMT2.5 and holds 4 gallons of water. This point-of-use mini-tank is powered by electricity and can be installed on the floor or mounted to a wall (brackets are included in the package)… [ more ]
Brand:Eemax
Price Indication:
$170 – $190

Rheem RTE 9

Rheem RTE 9 Electric Tankless Water Heater, 3 GPM

Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars)
Rheem’s reputation in providing high quality water heaters remains solid with the RTE 9 Electric Tankless Water Heater. This on demand water heater is perfect for applications within the home, apartment, condo, office, hospitals, laboratories and even recreational vehicles (your boat included). For … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Size:3 GPM
Price Indication:
$160 – $180

Stiebel Eltron Tempra 29 Plus

Stiebel Eltron Tempra 29 Plus Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater, 240 V, 28.8 kW

Rating: (4.4 out of 5 stars)
The Stiebel Eltron Tempra 29 is yet another Stiebel Eltron heater from the Tempra line. Like all Tempra’s, this is a whole house tankless water heater that uses 240 volts, but it draws in 28.8 kW in order to reach an impressive … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$700 – $800

Rheem RTE 13

Rheem RTE 13 Electric Tankless Water Heater, 4 GPM

Rating: (4.4 out of 5 stars)
The Rheem RTE 13 is an electric tankless water heater which is ideal for point-of-use applications. Its compact profile allows installation to be convenient, especially for those living in homes with limited spaces. It is built with a compact and efficient design, … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Size:4 GPM
Price Indication:
$200 – $230

Bosch GL6 Ariston

Bosch GL6 Ariston 6-Gallon Point-of-Use Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater

Rating: (4.4 out of 5 stars)
For RV owners looking to replace their water heaters that use propane as fuel, the answer may lie in the Bosch GL6 Ariston Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater. You don’t need to worry about your RV catching fire because the unit uses electricity… [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Price Indication:
$180 – $200

Rheem 81VP20S

Rheem 81VP20S Electric Point-of-Use Water Heater, 20 Gallon

Rating: (4.4 out of 5 stars)
When it comes to water heaters, one of the top brands that come to mind is Rheem. Its highly reliable units do not disappoint, and this reliability can also be expected from its electric point-of-use water heaters. The 81VP20S is a compact and convenient … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Price Indication:
$350 – $380

Rheem MR85245

Rheem MR85245 Marathon 85 Gal. Tall Electric Water Heater

Rating: (4.3 out of 5 stars)
Just when you thought you’ve seen everything in the water heating industry, Rheem comes out with a rust- and corrosion-resistant tank water heater. Known as the Marathon series, this non-metallic tank-style water heater is made of polybutene that is … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Price Indication:
$1100 – $1200

Bosch GL4 Ariston

Bosch GL4 Ariston 4-Gallon Point-of-Use Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater

Rating: (4.2 out of 5 stars)
The Bosch GL4 Ariston is a point-of-use water heater that allows you to immediately enjoy hot water where you need it — be it your kitchen sink or shower. You can install this unit independently or link it with your main water … [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Price Indication:
$170 – $190

Bradford White M250T6DS-1NCWW

Bradford White M250T6DS-1NCWW 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater - Tall Model

Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars)
As part of Bradford White’s tall electric models classified as Energy Saver, the M250T6DS-1NCWW Electric Water Heater exemplifies the power of the Hydrojet® Total Performance System. This system includes a device in the cold water inlet that reduces … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$500 – $550

Bosch GL2.5 Ariston

Bosch GL2.5 Ariston 2-1/2-Gallon Point-of-Use Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater

Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars)
Tired of waiting for hot water to arrive at your sink but can’t afford a tankless water heater? You should try the Bosch GL2.5 Ariston Mini-Tank Water Heater. Similar to a tankless water heater, this 2 ½ gallon Ariston is installed at point-of-use … [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Price Indication:
$160 – $180

Bosch AE-7.2 PowerStar

Bosch AE-7.2 PowerStar 1.2 GPM Point-Of-Use Indoor Tankless Electric Water Heater

Rating: (4.0 out of 5 stars)
The Bosch AE-7.2 PowerStar is a point-of-use electric tankless water heater that supplies a maximum flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute (GPM), just right for one kitchen sink application. As this is installed right where you need it, you no longer have to wait … [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Size:1.2 GPM
Price Indication:
$190 – $210

Eemax EMT2.5

Eemax EMT2.5 2.5-Gallon Electric Mini-Tank

Rating: (4.0 out of 5 stars)
If you wait for your tap water to get hot because your water heater is situated far from the sink, you might want to consider buying the Eemax EMT2.5 Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater. This 2.5 gallon point-of-use water heater provides … [ more ]
Brand:Eemax
Price Indication:
$150 – $170

Reliance 6 6 SOMS K

Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater

Rating: (3.8 out of 5 stars)
If you are looking for an electric water heater that will fit in nicely under the counter or a crawl space, you might want to check out the Reliance 6 6 SOMS K Electric Water Heater. This 120 volt compact heater has a … [ more ]
Brand:Reliance
Price Indication:
$180 – $200

Stiebel Eltron Mini 6

Stiebel Eltron Mini 6 Electric Tankless Water Heater, 220 -240 Volt, 5.7 kW

Rating: (3.7 out of 5 stars)
Designed as a point-of-use water heater, the Stiebel Eltron Mini 6 electric tankless water heater supplies unlimited hot water instantly to one appliance only. Because it eliminates standby heat losses common to tank water heaters, you get significant … [ more ]
Price Indication:
$150 – $170

Bosch AE-9.5 PowerStar

Bosch AE-9.5 PowerStar 1.5 GPM Point-Of-Use Indoor Tankless Electric Water Heater

Rating: (3.4 out of 5 stars)
Similar to the Bosch AE-7.2 PowerStar, the Bosch AE-9.5 PowerStar is a tankless electric water heater used for indoor applications except that it provides a slightly higher volume: 1.5 gallons per minute (GPM). Like other point-of-use models, this unit significantly cuts … [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Size:1.5 GPM
Price Indication:
$190 – $210

Bosch AE125 PowerStar

Bosch AE125 PowerStar 4 GPM Indoor Electric Tankless Water Heater, White

Rating: (3.2 out of 5 stars)
The Bosch AE125 Powerstar Electric Tankless Water Heater delivers up to four gallons per minute (4 GPM) and can supply water for two kitchen sinks or for one major appliance at a time. This indoor water heater is suitable for areas with ground water temperature below 60oF … [ more ]
Brand:Bosch
Size:4 GPM
Price Indication:
$650 – $750