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 5 739 739
Very good overall I bought and installed this water heater myself. The quality seems good and the display works as it should. I very much like the 9 year warranty and hope I never need to use it! The "Energy Smart" mode is a good idea, but after using the 120 degree water, we have decided that we like 125 better. That is easy enough to remedy, just follow the directions on how to change the temp, and do it. Even my Wife could figure that out! March 27, 2015
So far so good Purchased this product about a week ago. Installation was simple. Takes longer to get the old one out than it does to get the new one in. I have it set to energy smart and so far, I have not ran out of hot water. Family of 4 and 1,700 Sq. Ft. home. March 26, 2015
not had it long enough to say look be good the pop off vale was leaking, thin it stopped. that all I have to say March 25, 2015
So far, so good. Replacing a bare-bones, 15 year old water heater. I was looking for something in between "el cheapo" and "high end pricey". My big box home improvement store said they could special order this for me. Price point was right and I liked that it had energy-saving features. My handyman/contractor had no issues with the installation. Looks like a good, well-made unit and seems to be working fine. I was swayed by a huge percentage of favorable reviews online and plenty of info about the product. Where folks experienced issues or a learning curve, it sounded like they were able to quickly get any problems straightened out. So I decided to take a chance and spend a little more to get some modern features. March 23, 2015
fast and easy It wasn't too difficult to install this water heater. Nice that there is a "vacation mode". Would recommend to others. March 23, 2015
just installed but looks well and functions well. water heater had good locations of in and outlets. did not enjoy pressure relief valve on front face of water heater.had to plumb line around to back of unit to wall.time will tell about function of unit. do like control panel on front face of unit. March 20, 2015
Exceptional Product Great product /Solid Brand/ Exceptional Quality Affordable Price easy to operate/Backed by a great warranty March 18, 2015
Very easy setup, didn't need anything extra to finish installation I was planning on buying the stainless steel water heater, but after considering that it was in a hidden spot and covered in my home, I didn't really need my water heater to look pretty. I like the idea of the vacation mode to save energy while I am away, but I haven't had this water heater installed long enough to see any water savings yet, but I know there will be since the sticker on my old heater for the annual cost was higher than this new one. I do like the idea of the energy smart mode, it is supposed to figure out a water pattern and adjust the thermostat set point. That sounds cool, but I haven't had it installed long enough to see it. I have heard a lot of people complain about water pressure loss, I have the same pressure as I had with the old one, so no issue there. I like the 9 year warranty, I purchased another 8 year extended warranty so it should last a long time. March 15, 2015
Easy setup Was easy to install replace the old one that was 15 yrs old install in 30 min setting water temp was made very easy. March 14, 2015
nothing else to say It worked as expected. Is this long enough?. Anymore and I will cancel the whole thing. March 10, 2015

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