My 22-year old water heater needs replacement. I read through many of the posts here and researched the internet for advise. I have narrowed the choice down to bradford White and Rheem. These appear to be the highest recoomended (best) brands.
Background: I have a 3000 sq-ft ranch on slab, in central FL. 4 people in house, 65 gal spa/tub, 3 baths. Only electric service (no gas). I currently have a 52 gal tank ("State" model "Censible 510E").
The product calculator recommends I go with a 65 gal tank.
The Bradford White M-2-65RDS runs around $770 (internet price) and has a "First Hour Available rating of 154 gal" and "40 GPH @ 90F Rise Recovery". Warranty is 8 years and can be upgraded to 12 with protection Plus (whatever that is).
The Rheem PRO66-2 runs around $800 (internet price) and has a "First Hour Available rating of 71 gal" and "21 GPH @ 90F Rise Recovery". The warranty is 6 years and can be upgraded to 10.
It seems the obvious choice is to go with the Bradford White. Am I missing any info in this decison process? Is there anything else I should be considering.