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 5 600 600
The digital temperature readout with operation modes is really nice. I haven't had to change any adjustments since the plumber installed it. August 21, 2014
Durability issues This is my 3rd water heater in 10 years. 1st one developed a leak after 5 years in my new home ruining a wall in the process. It was replaced under warranty. 2nd unit required an anode replacement after just 2 years and developed a leak after 4 years with no water damage thanks to a catch basin. llWarranty had run out so had to buy the latest unit installed just 4 day ago and I am hoping that it will last a bit longer say at least the full warranty period. by the way I do maintain the heater as recommended by flushing it out twice a year. August 19, 2014
easy to install, setup and use Easy to install, setup and use. Hope it lowers my energy bill. August 18, 2014
This product has good features This unit is very reliable and easy to install. Woumd recommend! August 18, 2014
This water heater was a good price, seams to be easy +to use. The product was exactly what I expected. I replaced a 40 gallon heater with this one, and it has performed exactly as stated in it's specs. No loss of water pressure, abundant hot water for my needs which were as specified by the mfg's specs. The note on installation kits being incorrect.... not so. In fact if you have pvc piping, there are new connections for pvc that make the installation not even require glue or fittings. When you need to ever replace, clip the sure grip fitting and slide off pvc, unscrew the hose fittings from water heater and replace. It took 15 minutes to drain old water heater and replace new one. And I am not a professional plumber. Water heater was filled, and heated to full temp within 20 minutes. Also within the mfg., specs and claims. Quite satisfied. Extremely good deal for the money. August 17, 2014
Seems like a good product so far. Like the control panel feature. Dislike the heat traps. Don't get as much water pressure as before. August 13, 2014
Great digital read out with options. The combo of price with the digital readout & adjustable options sold me on this product. Install is new, so no issues. Installed by local plumber, who moved the unit.. He has done other Whirlpool installs in the area. He agrees with me on the readout options. August 11, 2014
Hope it works and last 13 years like my old Maytag! I can't really say too much about the unit as yet. I do like the Digital controls and hope they work correctly. The installer set it to Normal Operations and 120 degree water temperature. My wife used a good bit of hot water a few minutes ago and as I was looking for the serial number, i noticed the Element Icon came on indicating the heating elements were working. I just hope the electronic unit on the water heater works well and last a long time because on the old one, setting the two thermostats required sitting on the floor to see the lower one. Wish me luck with this one! August 9, 2014
Advanced eletronics New water heater same capacity as one it replaced but more compact height, improved electronic controls bringing it into the 21th century. Value and warranty seemed about right! August 8, 2014
an average water heater Not knowing a thing about water heaters, we chose what the salesperson at Lowes suggested. August 7, 2014

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