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 5 781 781
super efficient features We live part time where this appliance is installed. Having the feature to hold the temp at a low degree is exactly what we need when we are gone. May 25, 2015
Ease of install This was installed w/in a day. This was perfect for us considering the limited amount of time we have in our busy schedules. May 23, 2015
good warranty Considering I am a new home owner and purchased in Sept 2014. In which there was already a A.O. Smith unit in the home. I started running into problems and had to replace. I had a professional come out to give an estimate of $1400. I had already priced a water heater and installation from Lowes which was half that price. When I informed the service professional of my findings, He advised me not to use a Whirlpool brand because the quality of the brand in not the best and to go with Rheem. I did a little research online and from my findings, the Whirlpool brand for Electric water heaters are pretty good. So for the price, features, warranty and the size for the limited space I had to work with, I choose this product. I had a family member/retired contractor install my unit. So we will see how my choice works for me. Hopefully for the GOOD... May 23, 2015
easy to install the water heater was very easy to install once installed all I had to do was turn the water back on and once filled flip the breaker back on hot water within 2 hours. May 18, 2015
great product we had purchased a whirlpool water heater 15 yrs ago and it just went out. it had rusted at the outlet areas, it was operating properly. just rusted out, i got great service from the unit. it was a 12yr warranty unit and lasted 15 yrs, you cannot ask for more than that! that is the reason i purchased another whirlpool unit. May 18, 2015
Reliable so far I especially like the digital read panel. It has a backlight so you can see it in dim lighting. A little too early to tell about energy savings. The location for this water heater is somewhat cramped, but installation went well with use of flexible plumbing. May 16, 2015
This waterheater is easy to use. With the electronic panel, it is easier to be able to control the water temperature that you would like for the household and when you are out of town, you can easily set it up so that it does not constantly be heating water that is not being used. And best of all the panel can be locked so that a child cannot change the setting. And it is energy smart. May 12, 2015
Simple and easy Easy and simple and very cost effective. Had it installed in 20 minutes. Looks good in garage and matches the decor well. LED touch screen is simple and easy to understand and use. May 11, 2015
Excellent choice, easy to install too. I was considering a Gas unit, until I did the math. All things considered, this was a better choice for all around value/savings. In stock at Lowes, I picked it up at 8:30pm, installed it myself (from old Copper pipes), up and working by 11:30pm. You CAN install this yourself, it's just that easy. The hardest part will be removing the old one, be sure to drain it completely. Many resale shops will pick up old water heaters for the scrap. ONE NOTE-- WATER FLOW: I read reviews that said the PRESSURE may be less on this unit, and it is when you have the unit set to Energy Saver. SWITCH TO "STANDARD" MODE FOR BEST PRESSURE/FLOW. Overall an Excellent value, I highly recommend it!! May 11, 2015
Great value for features I was looking at on-demand water heaters but with the added installation time, piping modifications and overall additional cost I could not do better than this unit which had an electronic controlled thermostat and vacation mode. $400 improvement and easy install v. $800 and complicated install. As an energy nerd, I like that I will save $100 per year on my electric bill. Good investment. May 3, 2015

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