30 and 40 Gallon Tank Water Heaters

As the size of a water heater increases, the number of entries into the market also grows. That means that you have a wider choice of brands as you explore the 30- and 40-gallon offerings.

These larger heaters also can be powered by either gas or electric, unlike their smaller cousins, which are exclusively electric. Gas heaters often cost more than electric models, but users swear by their energy savings over time.

The 30-gallon models represent a threshold in water heater sizes. They are the models said to be more compact for usage to power limited areas, and they are predominantly electric-powered. When you begin to range into 40-gallon models, you can find more gas- and propane-powered versions.

Thirty-gallon models are also available in two styles: the long and thin tanks and the more compact stubby tanks for tighter spaces. Thirty-gallon models are sometimes called upon to provide hot water to a mobile home, for instance, but not to a large family residence.

Among the brands making 30-gallon and 40-gallon models are Richmond, Commercial Fury, Reliance, Bradford White, American Water Heaters, Rheem, American Standard, Ruud, and A.O. Smith. American Water Heater has won honors as the most energy-efficient in this crowd for its gas model.

For the truly adventurous, there is a 30-gallon Solar Water Heater, powered by 15 tubes and all-natural sunlight.

30 and 40 Gallon Tank Water Heaters – 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 ]
Price Indication:
$480 – $530

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 ]
Price Indication:
$350 – $400
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