80 Gallon Electric Water Heater - ES80H123-45D
Great value for the volume.
Ease of installation.
Electronic control(s) easy to read and use.
December 9, 2013
Turned right on and warmed up the water just fine
I have more and easier control over setting the element temperature than previous HWH's. Like the Energy Smart feature best. Having a vacation mode is nice. Prefered a white color but not available. Ability of having the Smart Grid Technology built-in for simple hookup and enrollment in my power company setback programs, saves me additional money...and being able to easily override it - with one push of a button is great. Very good documentation for a water heater. My last 6 year Whirlpool HWH lasted 10 years with no issues, lets see if this new 12 year HWH lives up to its warranty period.
December 4, 2013
Great features and looks GREAT
I installed this water heater myself. The instructions were very easy to follow and I had the installation completed in about 1 hour. I like the digital display and have used the "vacation" mode twice since the installation.
December 3, 2013
The product was very easy to understand how to use
At this time, very happy with the product. only been using it for two days.
December 2, 2013
Easy install and works well but documentation is lacking
My son and I had no trouble installing this water heater. A card on top near the power connection point indicated that there were 2 red and 2 black wires to connect to the power. I could only find a 1 red and 1 black wire. Switched power on and it worked great, so I guess they did away with the extra wires.
After 2 weeks, the display indicated a problem with the lower heating element. My first thought was the missing 2 wires. After a power cycle, it seems fine so my fingers are crossed.
The unit has a energy saving mode called "Energy Smart" which documentation says "this mode is used to save energy by monitoring usage and adjusting the set point to match the water draw usage pattern" and nothing more. I don't want to find cold water just because I change my usage pattern, so I am not using this mode. I would love to save energy, but would first need to see a more detailed description of how this mode works.
I can't check "reliable" as a pro due to the lower element error code that occurred today. Otherwise, it has been reliable so far.
November 29, 2013
easy install,easy operate
up and running in about 1 hr. easy control pad. I also like the backup control under control pad.
November 28, 2013
Nice water heater
I just installed mine yesterday. 80 gallon 12 yr LCD display. I was not looking forward to the soldering of the pipes but then decided to go with the Gatorbite (like Sharkbite) compression fittings. They were so quick and easy!. I like the darker appearance of the unit compared to white even though it is not seen very often. The LCD display is nice and allows for quick easy adjustment. I debated this unit compared to the 80 gal whirlpool with only 6yr warranty and no LCD but decided that with this unit having slightly better energy rating it will more than pay for the difference over its lifetime.
November 24, 2013
this product came highly recommended to us.
we are still in the process of installing it but it came highly recommended to us by people that have it in their homes.
November 22, 2013
This product works perfectly!
This product works perfectly! It has great features. The product is reliable.
November 20, 2013
too heavy to move with one person
my old water heater had a better energy guide cost per year even without the 3" of installation around it. but all of the rest of the water heaters i looked at were higher then the one i bought
November 17, 2013