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 5 663 663
Overall, this heater appears to be well made - time will tell. All things considered, my only issue is the low placement of the drain-out spigot. I do realize having it low is necessary for proper function. When placing the heater in a catch-pan, the high lip, of the pan, prevents being able to easily attach a drain hose without going to an over-sized pan. I had to place the tank on 4 evenly spaced bricks to raise the drain above the pan lip. On this model, being able to have "front-panel" controls is a good thing - if they remain reliable as time goes on. December 17, 2014
Easy to Install Great product at the right price and easy to install December 15, 2014
Great Product Since the installation from Lowe's Contractor we have been very pleased with the operation of this unit. I am anxious to see my savings on my utility bill as my other water heater was 22 years old. The water heater itself is smaller in height but what I like about it is the digital control on it. December 13, 2014
It is ALL Whirlpool says it is I followed the instructions and it took me less than 45 minutes from the truck to complete install. Easiest one yet! December 10, 2014
fast and easy installation with good reviews I wanted a two element 50 gallon heater because my old one had just one element on the bottom. The old one was the bottom of the line unit, so I installed this Energy Smart unit. So far every thing has worked fine, no pressure loss at all! one thing is one should read your manual all the way...after all water is filled and unit powers up it takes 8 minutes for a self check by the electronics, so take your time and it will work as expected. I hope to get years of service from this heater with a good lower element and a good top element. This unit also came with 3/4 pipe insulation a plus! December 9, 2014
GREAT PRODUCT The features of this water heater sold us on it. It was easy to install. It will save us on energy costs. This company has a great reputation. December 8, 2014
Easy installation and great features! Installation is a breeze! Features are superb, especially the digital control! Superb warranty! And reasonable price! What more can you ask for! December 8, 2014
Easy Installation We installed it ourselves on a Saturday afternoon, with only one trip back to Lowe's for parts (which is remarkably few for us). Neither of us has much experience with plumbing and electrical work, but the connections were pretty simple and straightforward. The online how-to videos were very helpful. Anyone with decent mechanical aptitude should find this to be a doable project. Once everything was connected and the power restored, we had hot water in about three hours. Success! December 7, 2014
Just had this unit installed so I don't have anything to say regarding its performance, however, I did a lot of research on different units. Just had this unit installed by a great installer/plumber. I don't have any use history yet but feel confident on its abilities. Besides Lowes stands behind the products it sells and installs. I also purchased the extended warranty to cover all labor if needed for the 9 yrs, its warranted for. December 6, 2014

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Troubleshooting & Repair

IMPORTANT - Read and follow the printed Installation Instructions that came with your water heater. The printed Instructions and product labels contain model-specific information, important warnings and safety notices. If you lack the necessary skills to install, troubleshoot or repair the water heater, get help from a qualified person.

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