50 Gallon Energy Smart® Electric Water Heater - 12 Year Warranty

50 Gallon Energy Smart® Electric Water Heater - 12 Year Warranty

Model: ES50R123-45D    Lowe's Item* #: 345709


  • Touch screen electronic user interface makes it easy to set temperature, operating mode, and engage safety lock feature
  • Choice of operating modes; Standard, Energy Smart® (intelligently reacts to hot water use patterns to reduce standby heat loss), and Vacation saves you money while you are away
  • Electronic thermostat employs thermistors to sense temperature, and has no mechanical parts to wear - making it more accurate and reliable than conventional thermostats
  • SmartPort equipped, means Energy Smart® is smart grid ready for future utility management, as well as plug and play ready for home automation applications
  • Premium incoloy stainless heating elements are more efficient and last longer than conventional elements
  • Extra thick environmentally friendly polyurethane foam insulation reduces heat loss for maximum efficiency, saves money
  • Self-cleaning dip tube reduces tank sediment, ensuring long tank life and optimal efficiency
  • Dry fire protection ensures the installer does not accidentally burn out the upper element when power is turned on, if the water level in the tank is not full
  • Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve ensures safe operation
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Product Dimensions
Weight:142 lbs.
Configuration and Overview
Capacity:50 Gallons
Family Size:4
Energy Star Certified:No
Energy Factor:0.93
Annual Cost of Operations:$567
LCD Display:Yes
Self Cleaning:Yes
Warranty Tank:12 Years
Warranty Parts:12 Years
Warranty Labor:1 Year
Max Wattage:4500
Emissions Standards:No Emissions
Foam Insulation:3 inches
Water Connection Location:Top
Water Connection Size:3/4 inch
T&P Relief Valve:Yes
Energy & Eco-Friendly
Energy Factor:0.93
Energy Smart®:Self-Diagnostic Electronic Control
50 Gallon Electric Water Heater - ES50R123-45D 4.6 5 734 734
hot water recovery very fast very simple to install great warranty water heats up very fast December 15, 2014
So far, so good. I like it. So far, so good. I like it. It has a very nice appearance and is a significant upgrade from my old water heater. December 13, 2014
The water heater is a very well designed product. Time will tell how well the water heater performs. However the description on the box that it came in was not accurate. It states that the connections are 3/4 inch female which is not true. They are 3/4 inch MALE. I had to return a few fittings to get the right ones for the installation. This was a 25 mile drive. Otherwise, it seems to perform well. This is my second Whirlpool water heater. The house that moved from had one and it performed very well. December 13, 2014
Obvious that this is a quality product. Contacted warranty section for my Lifetime warranty on a failed unit. Process was easy and handled in a first class way. Lifetime Warranty is NOT available on replacement unit (12 years normally for replacement unit), but rep extended the Lifetime warranty f for the replacement unit. I am very pleased with the results of the transaction. Whirlpool has always been at the top on my list for mfgrs. Love working with people who stand behind their warranty and products. December 12, 2014
okay It's okay. I have not had time to really see how it is going to perform in contrast to my old one which we had for 26 yrs. The look is nice - stainless steel. It is larger than the one we had before so it takes up more room which is inconvenient. December 12, 2014
Very easy to install Installed the unit myself and was surprised at how easy it was to install and set up. Units has only been in use for 3 weeks and seems to be running fine. Easy to use digital display allows me to control the temperature easily and the vacation mode should come in handy. I haven't been able to tell yet but I'm hoping the Smart Mode will save me money on the electric bill when compared to the 16 year old unit I replaced. December 8, 2014
This product has some nice features. This water heater is just real easy to install & heats the water fairly quick. December 7, 2014
This product has great features Highest in value from top to bottom, easy to program and use December 7, 2014
Energy Smart, hoping for savings This unit is brand new. It is attractive but would look nicer if it didn't have stickers all over it. Warning and etc. I mean there is a book we can read don't need to muddy the water with all those stickers. Install was easy, it is working great but brand new. Time will tell, it is supposed to save us money! Hope so. We are retired couple and 50 gallon is plenty for our home. December 2, 2014
Very easy to install and operate Easy of installation and operation, took less than one hour to install it by myself. took longer to get the old unit out. I surely recommend it to everyone. November 30, 2014

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