All About Bradford White Water Heaters

What’s worse than having to wake up early on a cold weekday morning? Having to take a freezing shower on a cold weekday morning!

You may take it for granted, but hot water heaters are one of the necessities of daily life. A hot morning shower is as indispensable as coffee when starting the day.

And when it comes to water heating, one brand is synonymous with hot water heaters: Bradford White.

About Bradford White

Bradford White Corporation is a full-line manufacturer of residential, commercial and industrial products for water heating, space heating, combination heating and storage applications. Headquartered in scenic Ambler, Pennsylvania, the company got its start in 1881 and is both American-owned and employee-owned.

Its subsidiary Bradford White Water Heaters is located in Middleville, Michigan, the heartland of America. This is where the brand’s almost 100-acre campus manufactures high-quality tank water and space heating products using high-tech robots and modern assembly lines. The Michigan campus is also home to Bradford White’s International Technical Excellence Center (iTEC), a LEED Gold-certified training center, right next to the Middleville manufacturing plant.

Apart from Bradford White Water Heaters, the corporation also owns Laars Heating Systems, which manufactures residential and commercial boilers and volume water heaters in Rochester, NH; and Niles Steel Tank, in Niles, Michigan, which produces stainless and carbon steel water tanks using skilled local craftspeople and modern technology.

 

Bradford White’s Energy Efficiency

This proudly all-American company is deeply committed to energy efficiency. In fact, the brand is a three-time ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, from 2020 to 2022!

Over 60 of the company’s products are Energy Star-certified, including:

 

Since heating is the second largest energy expense among US households, Bradford White’s residential water heaters are specifically designed to reduce water heating costs using high technology engineering from its Michigan campus, together with state of the art materials sourced from its New Hampshire and Michigan facilities.

 

Bradford White’s Environmental Commitment

Apart from Energy Star certification, Bradford White is committed to ecological awareness by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in water heating. Bradford White’s Energy Star-rated water heaters sold in the past year are estimated to have saved almost 23 metric tons of carbon from impacting the environment. That’s the equivalent of roughly 5,000 passenger cars’ emissions in a year!

For consumers, Bradford White’s ecological focus also provides an advantage. Some of the brand’s Energy Star-certified water heaters qualify for regional utility rebates – some going up to $1,000 or more! In addition, certain models may also qualify for significant tax credits. We recommend checking the available rebate programs in your area to determine which Bradford White water heater models are eligible for tax credits. This is another great reason to go green with Bradford White!

 

5 Reasons to Choose Bradford White’s Water Heaters

 

  1. The company is American-owned and employee-owned.

 

  1. Bradford White’s water heaters are Energy Star-certified, and the brand is a three-time ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, for 2020, 2021, and 2022.

 

  1. Some of its Energy Star-certified water heaters are eligible for regional utility rebates, so you can save up to $1,000 after rebate. You can check the rebate eligibility here.

 

  1. Some models also qualify for federal tax credits, up to $1,750 for a heat pump water heater under the Inflation Reduction Act.

 

  1. Bradford White’s water heaters are built to last, using in-house assembly and engineering from its Middleville Michigan campus, combined with state of the art stainless steel and carbon steel materials crafted by skilled local labor from New Hampshire and Michigan.

 

Our Recommended Bradford White Water Heaters for 2022

Total Home Supply carries a wide range of Bradford White hot water heaters for residential and commercial applications. We are one of the few places to buy Bradford White water heaters online. We also carry optional add-ons, like the Defender Safety System (a safe and reliable flammable vapor ignition resistant system), temperature control systems, for atmospheric vent, direct vent and more!

Total Home Supply offers Bradford White water heaters in point of use, electric, and storage tank categories.

Bradford White Point of Use Water Heater

A utility water heater, also known as point of use water heaters, are the perfect solution for homes where usage is intermittent and/or there is low demand. They are highly compact and versatile, and can be mounted just about anywhere including under a sink, inside a cabinet or even hung on a wall.

Bradford White 2 Gallon Electric Utility Water Heater, 120 Volt

This compact water heater measures just 12 1/4″ from floor to heater top, but don’t let it’s small size fool you! It boasts a 90°F recovery rise of about 7 minutes, providing enough hot water for a quick wash up.

It uses Bradford White’s Vitraglas® Lining, an enamel lining that is uniquely formulated and applied to the interior of the water heater tank to protect it from the corrosive effects of hot water. Our test results prove that Vitraglas provides unsurpassed protection against failure when compared to other water heater linings. It also boasts fully automatic controls and a fast acting surface-mounted thermostat for automatic temperature control.

The design of the RE12U6 6 Gallon Electric Water Heater was evaluated by ETL in accordance with Part 280.707(d) of HUD Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards for Energy Efficiency.

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Bradford White Standard Electric Water Heater

 

Bradford White RE250T6-1NCWW 50 Gallon Upright Electric Water Heater, 240 Volt/4500 Watts

This 240 Volt/4500 Watt, 50 gallon electric water heater is 59 inches high and 20 inches wide. Plus you will still get the power you need to heat with electricity. It has 1″ of non-CFC foam insulation covering the sides and top of the tank, reducing heat loss, resulting in less energy consumption, improved operation efficiencies and jacket rigidity.

The RE250T6 hot water heater has a First Hour Rating or First Hour Delivery of 64 gallons, and 90° recovery rise of about 21 minutes. This means it takes only about 20 minutes for water to rise 90° inside the tank.

Features include Bradford White’s exclusive Vitraglas® enamel lining for longer tank life, and the Hydrojet® Total Performance System, a cold-water inlet tube specifically engineered to reduce sediment buildup and allow more thorough mixing of incoming water with stored water.

Bradford White RE250T6-1NCWW 50 Gallon Upright Electric Water Heater, 240 Volt/4500 Watts
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Bradford White Heat Pump Water Heater

Bradford White RE2H50S6-1NCWT 50 Gallon AeroTherm Heat Pump Water Heater, 240 Volt/4500 Watts

This 240 Volt/4500 Watt, 50 gallon AeroTherm Heat Pump hot water heater is an efficient way of getting hot water year round. It measures 60 3/4 inches high from the floor to the water connection and 21 3/4″ wide. It has 2″ of non-CFC foam insulation covering the sides and top of the tank, reducing heat loss, resulting in less energy consumption, improved operation efficiencies and jacket rigidity.

The AeroTherm Heat Pump Hot Water Heater is Energy Star Qualified and includes 4 operating modes – heat pump mode, hybrid mode, electric mode and vacation mode. A 90° recovery rise for this tank is about 21 GPH. In other words, when the cold water enters the hot water tank, it will take just about 15 minutes to rise 90° inside the tank. The operating air temperature range for this hot water heater is between 35°F and 120°F. When air temps are outside of this range, your unit will operate in Standard Electric Mode.

This unit is offered with both a 6 year and 10 year warranty.

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Bradford White Storage Tank Water Heater

Bradford White RG250T6N 50 Gallon Tall Atmospheric Vent Water Heater Natural Gas

This 50 gallon gas water heater measures 60 1/2″ from the floor to the Flue Connection, with a jacket diameter of 22″. With an input of 40,000 BTUs, it has a First Hour Rating or First Hour Delivery of 89 gallons. The 90° recovery rise for this tank is about 43 minutes

Its main highlight is the Defender Safety System, designed to be the safest, most reliable flammable vapor ignition resistant system in the industry. It meets all the requirements by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The systems uses Bradford White’s ScreenLok Technology louvered flame arrestor, which increases the speed of incoming combustion air. This creates a vector effect inside the combustion chamber when flammable vapors are ignited, and stoips flames from going back through the flame arrestor and outside the water heater.

Other features include the ICON Control System, which is comprised of an Advanced Temperature Control microprocessor, Pilot-On-Indication, Integrated Piezo Igniter, and Separate Immersed Thermowell; the Hydrojet® Total Performance System that reduces sediment buildup and allows more thorough hot water mixing; and Vitraglas® enamel tank lining for improved water tank protection.

Note that this model is not certified for residential use in Utah, or the following air quality districts in California:

  • Bay Area AQMD (Reg 9, Rule 6)
  • Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD (Rule 411)
  • San Joaquin Valley APCD (Rule 4902)
  • Santa Barbara County APCD (Rule 352)
  • South Coast AQMD (Rule 1146)
  • Ventura County AQMD (Rule 74-11)
  • Yolo-Solano AQMD (Rule 2.37)

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Mickey Luongo

Mickey is the resident heating and air conditioning expert with over 15 years of experience in the industry.

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