Gas Water Heater Reviews

Gas has been the preferred choice for many homeowners because gas heaters are more economical than electric heaters in terms of per-month costs, and most of them keep running even during power outages (some have electric ignition pilot lights).

Purchasing a gas heater does not mean that you need to get a 40- or 50-gallon tank anymore, however. There are many tankless models that are powered by gas today, and they provide a double savings for many consumers: they are cheaper than electric models each month to run and they only use gas to heat water when the flow of water is turned on. In addition, many of the tankless gas models will bring tax breaks and rebates from gas companies.

The caveats for tankless gas heaters are their high price, a sometimes equally high installation cost and the need for a larger gas line to be run into your home, in many cases.

In arguments for standard gas heaters, manufacturers are making new models that boast of truly improved energy efficiency for those who prefer traditional heaters and fear both the high price of tankless models and the high installation costs.

Some creative consumers are buying several tankless models for different appliance and shower needs, as well as such models for outdoor showers, hot tubs and summer cabins.

Gas Water Heater Reviews – High to low Ratings

Rheem 42VR40-40F

Rheem 42VR40-40F High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater, 40 Gallon

Rating: (4.7 out of 5 stars)
With the rising cost of utility bills, value-for-money is top of mind among consumers when choosing appliances for the home. And the Rheem 42VR40-40F Natural Gas Water Heater fits the bill perfectly. This 40 gallon High Efficiency water heater packs a punch, offering … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Price Indication:
$480 – $530

Rinnai RL75iN

Rinnai RL75iN Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater

Rating: (4.6 out of 5 stars)
If you’re lucky enough to live in areas where there is natural gas, then purchasing the Rinnai RL75iN Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater is your best option. This water heater is suited for use in two to three bathroom homes, and delivers up to … [ more ]
Brand:Rinnai
Size:7.5 GPM
Price Indication:
$850 – $950

Rheem RTG-64DVN

Rheem RTG-64DVN Direct Vent Indoor Series Natural Gas 6.4 GPM Tankless Water Heater

Rating: (4.3 out of 5 stars)
The Rheem RTG-64DVN Tankless Gas Water Heater belongs to the same series as the RTG-95DVN; the only difference being that this particular unit delivers lower volume at 6.4 gallons per minute (GPM). This indoor high altitude compliant water heater supplies … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Size:6.4 GPM
Price Indication:
$650 – $700

Noritz NRC111-DV NG

Noritz NRC111-DV NG Condensing Tankless 8.4 GPM Natural Gas Water Heater

Rating: (4.3 out of 5 stars)
This indoor only whole house model activates at a low 0.05 GPM and at 105oF, is capable of delivering 10.6 GPM during summer with a 70oF ground temperature, and 6.2 GPM during the winter with a 45oF ground temperature. Taking two showers simultaneously or even… [ more ]
Brand:Noritz
Size:8.4 GPM
Price Indication:
$1500 – $1700

Rheem 42VR50-40F

Rheem 42VR50-40F High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater, 50 Gallon

Rating: (4.3 out of 5 stars)
For those looking for high capacity water heaters that use natural gas as fuel, try the Rheem 42VR50 that supplies 50 gallons of water. This high efficiency heater is maintenance free as it has no filters. And similar to other Fury Gas Series models … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Price Indication:
$530 – $580

Rinnai RL94iN

Rinnai RL94iN Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater, 9.4 Gallons Per Minute

Rating: (4.2 out of 5 stars)
Using natural gas as the power source of your water heater is the least expensive way to go; make the heater a tankless and you’ve got a power combination in savings. So, if you’re in areas with natural gas, try the Rinnai … [ more ]
Brand:Rinnai
Size:9.4 GPM
Price Indication:
$950 – $1050

Navien NR-210A

Navien NR-210A Condensing Tankless Water Heater with Pump and Buffer Tank, Natural Gas

Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars)
New technologies in water heating offer efficiencies that were unheard of decades ago, and an increasing number of manufacturers, like Navien, continue to improve on existing ones. The Navien NR-210A Condensing Tankless Water Heater uses … [ more ]
Brand:Navien
Size:7 GPM
Price Indication:
$1500 – $1700

Eccotemp 40HI-NG

Eccotemp 40HI-NG Indoor Gas Tankless Water Heater, 135,000 British Thermal Unit

Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars)
Eccotemp tankless water heaters are among the least expensive yet reliable heaters out now. If you have natural gas in your area and would like to shift to a tankless from a conventional storage tank, you may want to try the Eccotemp 40HI-NG Gas Tankless Water Heater that … [ more ]
Brand:Eccotemp
Size:6.3 GPM
Price Indication:
$400 – $450

Rheem 22V50F1

Rheem 22V50F1 Natural Gas Water Heater, 50 Gallon

Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars)
The Rheem 22V50F1 is a member of the Rheem Fury Gas Series which offers economical yet effective hot water solutions. Thanks to its design, maintenance of this water heater is a breeze; it doesn’t have any filters that need to be cleaned or replaced. Another big plus is … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Price Indication:
$400 – $450

Rheem 22V40F1

Rheem 22V40F1 Natural Gas Water Heater, 40 Gallon

Rating: (4.1 out of 5 stars)
Rheem’s Fury Gas Series was designed to provide consumers with affordable yet efficient solutions to meet their hot water requirements. And the Rheem 22V40FI Natural Gas Water Heater, which provides 40 gallons, is one of them. With the patented … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Price Indication:
$350 – $400

Eccotemp FVI-12-NG

Eccotemp FVI-12-NG High Capacity Gas Tankless Water Heater

Rating: (3.9 out of 5 stars)
Similar to the Eccotemp FVI-12-LP, the FVI-12 NG is an electric high capacity tankless water heater, but it is fueled by natural gas. Likewise, this indoor unit delivers 3.4 gallons per minute of hot water that is sufficient for light to moderate demands … [ more ]
Brand:Eccotemp
Size:3.4 GPM
Price Indication:
$250 – $280

Rheem RTG-95DVN

Rheem RTG-95DVN Direct Vent Indoor Series 9.5 GPM Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater

Rating: (3.9 out of 5 stars)
With the popularity of oversized tubs and luxury bathrooms the demand for large volumes of water at low cost is increasing. Rheem provides a solution with its RTG Series. The RTG-95DVN Direct Vent Heater provides a stream of hot water continuously while … [ more ]
Brand:Rheem
Size:9.5 GPM
Price Indication:
$900 – $1000

Navien NR-240A

Navien NR-240A (CR-240A) Tankless Hot Water Heater with Circulating Pump and Buffer Tank

Rating: (3.5 out of 5 stars)
Similar to the Navien NR-210A, the NR-240A is a tankless hot water heater that has a built-in circulating pump and buffer tank except that this model delivers 11 gallons per minute at 45oF rise. In colder climates, the unit has a maximum flow rate of 6 GPM … [ more ]
Brand:Navien
Size:7 GPM
Price Indication:
$1500 – $1700