50-Gallon Electric Water Heater Selection Advice
Will purchase the above size water heater for my cottage. Going with the 50-gallon as I have a large whirlpool tub. The models are offered with a 6, 9 or 12 year warranty. Is longer better re: longetvity, corrosion resistance, etc?
Need to decide on tall versus medium profile, as I have limited space but the diameters range from 19" - 24". Could use either but would prefer smaller diameter.
The heating element choices are 4500 or 5500. Is that more important or is the "Energy Factor" rating more important, e.g. .91 vs. .95 to estimate electricity savings?
I am looking at GE made by Rheem, as I have a large credit in my wallet from Home Depot. Understand that there are only a few manufacturers branding several names anyways.
The tank heights range from 46-57 for medium or tall models. Any insights on that aspect?
Please advise. And are blankets worth it for a cottage used only in summer months?