50 Gallon Energy Smart® Electric Water Heater - 9 Year Warranty

50 Gallon Energy Smart® Electric Water Heater - 9 Year Warranty

Model: ES50R92-45D    Lowe's Item* #: 345707


  • 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 steel lower heating element and copper upper element
  • 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:121 lbs.
Configuration and Overview
Capacity:50 Gallons
Family Size:4
Energy Star Certified:No
Energy Factor:0.92
Annual Cost of Operations:$573
LCD Display:Yes
Self Cleaning:Yes
Warranty Tank:9 Years
Warranty Parts:9 Years
Warranty Labor:1 Year
Max Wattage:4500
Emissions Standards:No Emissions
Foam Insulation:2 inches
Water Connection Location:Top
Water Connection Size:3/4 inch
T&P Relief Valve:Yes
Energy & Eco-Friendly
Energy Factor:0.92
Energy Smart®:Self-Diagnostic Electronic Control
50 Gallon Electric Water Heater - ES50R92-45D 4.5 5 716 716
I like the digital read out panel I looked at other reviews to buy this product. just bought so I cannot give a full review yet, but I can say it was simple to install. February 27, 2015
easy to install unit was very easy to install xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx February 23, 2015
A lot of features Fairly easy to install, and the instructions were very easy to follow. So far the heater seams to work just fine and seems to really heat the water quickly. February 23, 2015
Good so far Just wanted a regular water heater, was told this one was just a regular water heater. Nothing special except digital water temperature. Well lots of bells and whistles, this was not Whirlpools fault, this was Lowes fault, they will be reviewed next. Installed water heater, filled up, turned on breaker, washed every dish and piece of clothing in house. I have not touched factory settings yet, and it has worked flawlessly. My last water heater was on a timer,with me setting on off times, saved a lot of money with that timer. We will see how well the energy saver works on this one. So far so good. February 22, 2015
Easy to install Just installed this unit. Very easy to install. Hardest part was retrofitting the existing copper with supply lines. Since every house has different types of plumbing, the best thing you can do is take measurements and a picture of plumbing on your smartphone with you to the hardware store. Snakebite flexible supply lines are the easiest product to use when retrofitting. With the proper parts for fitting, it took about an hour to install. It did take 2hrs for the 1st tank of water to heat up. I haven't tested to see how long the hot water lasts with a 4 person household, constant laundry and dish washing. I've read that some people have had trouble with the heat traps causing problems, but I wanted to try out the unit before making any changes to those. I started with the energy smart mode at 130°. At this temperature, water should be hot enough to sanitize the dishes and clean laundry, but not too hot in the shower with the cold water mix valves. I really like the onscreen controls. Should make it easy to monitor the unit as it ages. So far I'm happy with this unit. February 21, 2015
No frills Caught my water heater seeping water, replaced with the whirlpool ES50R92-45D. looks to be a good replacement. Should save energy, I like the digital T-Stat, temp. adj., mode selections & the tank size. won't know about product reliability until Later... February 16, 2015
installation straightforward & features easy to use been in use for about 3 wks and has performed flawlessly thus far. not yet able to evaluate long-term reliability or effect on power bill. for my location, the "short-fat" design made for easier installation than the "tall-skinny" tank that was being replaced. February 16, 2015
This product is very easy to install. My wife and l carefully read the instructions, and with a little past experience in minor house repairs were able to install the water heater with no problem at all. We didn't have to call a plumber or professional repair man and pay exorbitant fees! February 12, 2015
Great product I purchased the product at Lowe's. My plumber quickly installed it with no problems. The touch screen and display is modern and easy to use. The tank provides plenty of hot water for two people and the recovery time is very fast. So far, I love this product! February 11, 2015
easy to install Bought the hot water heater for efficiency, easy to install and program. February 11, 2015

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