Choosing the right water heater can make a difference in your household budget. The best water heaters come in both tank and tankless, meet new standards for energy efficiency, and are the right capacity for your needs.

View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best water heater for your home.

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Water Heaters Buying Guide

The cost of heating water consumes almost 20 percent of your household budget, second only to what you spend on heating and cooling your home. Despite this expense, water heaters are typically ignored until they break, leaving you with no hot water and, possibly, a flooded basement.