Are Expensive Water Heaters Worth it?

In this video, Matt Risinger takes a look at three electric water heater models. Find out if the expensive models are actually worth the price.


In this video, Matt Risinger examines whether or not expensive water heaters are actually better than their inexpensive counterparts. Some of the things that Matt looks at are:

  • First Hour Rating
  • Annual Energy Cost
  • Additional Maintenance
  • Long-term costs

Check out the video to find out Matt’s ultimate verdict.

Matt Risinger is a builder in Austin, TX whose goal is to educate people on the principles of Building Science in a practical way. Matt builds homes that are dramatically more energy efficient, durable, healthy, and comfortable than most new homes in America. He has a BS in Industrial Management and has worked in construction across the United States. Since 2005 Matt has owned and operated his own company “Risinger & Co.”, which has grown to 27 people. He loves quality craftsmanship and is proud to show off his crew’s efforts on his YouTube channel.

Thanks for sharing your terrific insight and awesome videos Matt.