Water Heaters

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When you turn on the shower and step in, you want to be greeted by hot, or at least warm, water. Bradford White produces contractor grade water heaters that deliver hot water quickly and dependably. Keep reading our Bradford white water heater reviews to learn about four of the company’s popular models.

Bradford White RG275H6N 75 Gallon Residential Water Heater

Fueled by natural gas and requiring no external electrical connection, the Bradford White RG275H6N water heater delivers hot water quickly even when faced with high demand.

Product Specs

If you are heating water for a large house, then this 75-gallon water heater from Bradford White is a definite must see. It is a tried and true model that has been updated to meet current standards and consumer expectations. Updates to the design include intelligent diagnostics using LED indicator lights, a microprocessor that automatically adjusts temperature and heating output, and a built-in piezo lighter for the pilot light.

Pricing

The RG275H6N water heater will generally cost you between around $1100 and $1300, depending on where you purchase it. If you need to have it delivered and installed, you will be faced with a higher bill.

How It Compares: 3 Other Bradford White Water Heater Reviews

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare in our Bradford White water heater reviews.

  • 40 Gallon – 35,000 BTU Defender Safety System High-Efficiency Residential Atmospheric Water Heater
  • Bradford White BWC RE350S6-1NCWW 50GAL 240V
  • Bradford White 40 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater #RG240T6N

Product Comparison Table

Bradford White RG275H6N

Bradford White BWC RE340S6-1NCWW 40GAL 240V
  • Protective magnesium anode rod provides added protection against corrosion for long trouble free service
  • The package length of the product is 30 inches
  • The package width of the product is 30 inches
  • Capacity
  • Durability
  • Warranty 

We gave this water heater 5 stars for its generous capacity that can handle hot water demands for even a large household.

A strong 6-year warranty and Bradford White’s strong reputation for quality water heaters earned this model 4.5 stars for durability. We like the specially designed lining to help prevent against corrosion, a cleanout to remove deposits and sediment, and brass fittings.

This water heater earned 3.5 stars for its 6-year warranty.

Pros

  • Vitraglas® Lining to protect against corrosion
  • Intelligent diagnostics
  • Microprocessor to regulate water temperature
  • Piezoigniter for pilot light

Cons

  • Not ENERGY STAR rated
  • May not line up with existing plumbing for installation
  • Requires natural gas connection

40 Gallon – 35,000 BTU Defender Safety System High-Efficiency Residential Atmospheric Water Heater

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This smaller unit comes equipped with Bradford White’s Defender safety system to help alleviate concerns about using gas appliances. It also comes with the ICON system’s temperature regulation features, and a specially designed enamel tank coating to resist corrosion.

  • Capacity
  • Durability
  • Warranty 

This water heater will supply a two or three person household. Any more than that and you will notice a drop in temperature and output.

This model lacks some of the maintenance features of more expensive ones, which could potentially impact its durability. We gave it 4 stars because of customer feedback in Bradford White water heater reviews.

This smaller unit also gets 3.5 stars for its middle of the road 6-year warranty.

Pros

  • LED indicator lights
  • ICON intelligent gas control system
  • Sight window to monitor combustion chamber
  • Vitraglas® Lining

Cons

  • Small capacity
  • Uses LP gas
  • ¾” water connections

Bradford White BWC RE350S6-1NCWW 50GAL 240V

Bradford White BWC RE350S6-1NCWW 50GAL 240V
  • Includes 4500 watt elements
  • Non-simultaneous
  • Protective magnesium anode rod - provides added protection against corrosion for long trouble-free service

If you don’t want to worry about gas connections, then this 50-gallon electric water heater is a great choice. Its storage capacity can easily supply hot water for a four or five-person household. Bradford White’s Vitraglas Lining helps resist corrosion form hot water. Automatic controls and a sediment reduction system make operation and maintenance easy.

  • Capacity
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Durability
  • Warranty 

Although not as generous in storage capacity as the 75-gallon RG275H6N, this model will easily meet the hot water needs of a typical four-person household. We gave it 4.2 stars for its more than adequate capacity.

This unit is the only electric model in our Bradford White water heater reviews. It has an energy factor of 95% indicating that it loses very little heat through indirect transfer.

This may not last as long as some higher end models, but you should expect to get many years of service from it. We gave it 4 stars for durability because of its high-quality construction.

Like other Bradford White models, this one comes with a 6-year warranty.

Pros

  • Convenient electric power
  • 50-gallon capacity
  • Contractor grade construction

Cons

  • Not ENERGY STAR qualified
  • ¾” water connections

Bradford White 40 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater #RG240T6N

Bradford White 40 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater #RG240T6N
  • Bradford White ICON System
  • Advanced ScreenLok Technology Flame Arrestor Design
  • Resettable Thermal Switch

This is an affordable natural gas water heater that will supply enough hot water for a household of two or three people. It features Bradford White’s ICON system for easy operation as well as the Hydrojet sediment reduction system.

  • Capacity
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Durability
  • Warranty 

The 40-gallon storage capacity of this unit is suitable for a small household.

This unit has only average efficiency ratings, so we gave it 3 stars.

This unit is well built but has had numerous reports of part failure within the first 5 years of use.

We have given the Bradford White six-year warranty 3.5 stars. It is about average for water heaters made today – longer than many manufacturers and shorter than some others. It is worth noting that the warranty only covers parts and not the necessary labor to perform any repairs.

Pros

  • Hydrojet sediment reduction system
  • Automated temperature regulation
  • Defender safety system

Cons

  • Small storage capacity
  • Must be vented outside
  • Pilot light can be difficult to light

Conclusion

Overall, we give the Bradford White RG275H6N 75-gallon water heater 4.5 stars. It is solidly built and can meet the hot water demands of even a large household.

Last update on 2022-08-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API