Reliance Water Heater Reviews

Reliance is a bit of an old-school brand, with large tanks, reasonable pricing and consistent performance. Consumers have praised it for being what it claims to be: a standard, low-hassle water heater that is not too difficult to install.

One feature that the brand consistently touts is its self-cleaning feature, which removes harmful sediments from the water that is heated. Reliance makes both gas and electric heaters, depending on your preference. Models come with varying warranties, from 6 to 12 years. The standard size for Reliance heaters is 50-gallon tanks, which is usually enough to keep an average household happy.

Reliance earns good marks for efficiency, reliability and energy savings. Adjectives that are used to describe it include “no frills” and “quality.” It remains to be seen what adjustments Reliance will make as consumers seek even more energy efficiency and are buying tankless heaters at record rates.

One interesting complaint about the Reliance heaters are the difficulties in shipping them long distances. More than one consumer has complained of receiving a battered unit that may or may not have been adversely affected by the dents and scratches inflicted during a cross-country delivery.

Reliance Reviews – High to low Ratings

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

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 ]
Price Indication:
$180 – $200