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Reliance Water Heaters & Parts

Whether you're looking to reduce your energy bill or your existing hot water heater is beginning to fail, Ace Hardware has you covered. We carry the best selection of Reliance water heaters in a variety of sizes and models. Learn more about the Reliance hot water heaters we carry and find out how to choose the best water heater for your home with the following information.

Why Choose a Reliance Water Heater?

A Reliance hot water heater is synonymous with quality and reliability. In operation since 1981, Reliance produces some of the most environmentally friendly water heaters in the industry. A manufacturer of high-quality gas and electric water heaters for both residential and light commercial applications, some features of Reliance hot water heaters include:

  • Self-cleaning capabilities that use water circulation to filter out sediment, reducing the frequency in which the system needs to be flushed
  • Technology that prevents accidental ignition of flammable substances 
  • Heating elements designed to reduce lime and sediment build-up 
  • Low NOx or Ultra-Low NOx ratings
  • Energy Star and LEED certifications

The Most Common Type of Reliance Water Heater

While mobile home, tankless, and point-of-use models are available, the most common type of Reliance water heater is a conventional storage water heater. Available in both electric and natural gas models, these units heat and store water that can be used in an instant, helping to ensure you always have hot water when you need it. 

How to Choose a New Reliance Water Heater

Reliance hot water heaters come in multiple models and sizes. If you need help finding the best top-rated product for your home, take these steps:

Identify the Fuel Source

Once you know your existing fuel source, the easier it will be to choose a Reliance water heater to fit your needs. Here are the basic differences between electric and gas fuel types:

  • Reliance Electric Water Heaters: Usually less expensive than other types, Reliance electric water heaters rely on one or two heating elements to heat water.
  • Reliance Gas Water Heaters:  Usually more expensive and energy-efficient than electric models, Reliance gas water heaters use a burner to heat water and require circulating air around the unit. 

Determine Capacity

To provide your household with enough hot water and to maximize efficiency, you'll need a properly sized Reliance water heater. Use these minimum gallon capacity recommendations to pick an appropriate size for your household:

Reliance Electric Water Heaters:

  • Household of 1 to 2: 30 gallons
  • Household of 2 to 3: 40 gallons
  • Household of 3 to 4: 50 gallons
  • Household of 5 or More: 80 gallons

Reliance Gas Water Heaters:

  • Household of 1 to 2: 30 gallons
  • Household of 2 to 3: 40 gallons
  • Household of 3 to 4: 40 gallons
  • Household of 5 or More: 50 Gallons

Measure Your Space

If you can't fit a standard-sized Reliance water heater in your space, there are alternatives that provide the same level of performance. Shorter units hold the same amount of water as their counterparts while fitting into confined spaces, such as underneath cabinets and inside crawlspaces.

Shop Reliance at Ace

Don’t be left without hot water. Shop the selection of quality Reliance hot water heaters and hot water heater accessories at Ace Hardware online or in-store today. We offer quick delivery options as well as free pickup at your local store to replace your broken water heater as soon as possible.