JAN 06, 2017


Ruud water heaters are the best on the market. Find out why they are our top choice after forty years in the water heating business.

We get approached quite often by water heater manufacturers all hawking their goods and touting reasons that they are the best. In the end, we choose the products that will make our customers happy. Whose products last longest? Whose products require the least maintenance? Who has the best price for the quality they offer? Who offers great warranties? These are questions that we’ve asked ourselves for 40 years, and it’s how we make sure that our customers receive the absolute best options on the market. So when it comes to water heaters, we’ve carefully chosen to partner with Ruud Water Heaters. They are a leader in the water heating industry, producing the best line of water heaters for residential and commercial use since 1897.


Ruud has a complete line of tankless and conventional water heaters suited for any home, budget, and family. You can choose from small tanks to high-capacity tanks, tankless systems, and high-efficiency tanks: gas or electric.


If you’re looking for a Gas Water Heater, Ruud water heaters have features that suit every need. Depending on the unit, features include:

  • 38 to 98-gallon capacities.
  • Energy Star Ratings
  • Self-diagnostic system, which means the unit can identify if there is an internal problem and alert the homeowner/serviceman for easier and more efficient repair.
  • EcoNet™ WiFi-connected technology and the free mobile app give users control over water systems, allowing for customizable temperature, vacation settings, energy savings and system monitoring at home or away.
  • Longer life due to premium grade anode rod provides long-lasting tank protection
  • Trademark Guardian System included
  • Exclusive air/fuel shut-off device
  • Maintenance free – no filter to clean
  • Disables the heater in the presence of flammable vapor accumulation


Within the gas category, you also have the option of an innovative tankless gas water heater. This gem is so cool that we had to separate it out from the rest of the gas tanks. With the Tankless Gas Water Heater, you can expect:

  • All the hot water you’ll ever need thanks to the continuous supply of hot water design.
  • Energy-Efficient Design, which means potential savings on utility costs.
  • Compact Size – About the size of a medicine cabinet.
  • Precise Temperature Control – Simple to set the water temperature.
  • Self Diagnostic – the inbuilt system will display easy to read maintenance codes.
  • EZ-Link Cable – Connect two or more units for high demand applications.
  • Ruud Quality – Committed to providing to you the highest quality product.


Electric Water Heater users, don’t worry. Ruud has superior electric water heaters as well. You can choose from a variety of standard, highly efficiency, hybrid, point of use, and table top systems. Many of these units features:

  • Ranging from 20- 55-gallon capacity
  • Most have .95 Efficiency Rating compared to competitors who are typically top out at .92 EF
  • Isolated tank designs that reduces conductive heat loss
  • EcoNet™ WiFi-connected technology and the free mobile app give users control over water systems, allowing for customizable temperature, vacation settings, energy savings and system monitoring at home or away.
  • EverKleen™ self-cleaning device fights harmful sediment build-up with a high-velocity spiraling water stream helps operating efficiency by saving energy, money and improving tank life
  • An exclusive diagnostic system with glowing LEDs that verify heating element operation. LEDs pinpoint the exact location of functioning or nonfunctioning heating elements
  • Over-temperature protector cuts off power in excess temperature situations
  • Automatic thermostat keeps water at desired temperature


Ruud Water Heaters are priced to fit every home and budget. Installation costs can vary depending on the installing company, but generally, prices are exceptional when you consider the quality of the product. Your local Ruud installer can give you a quote on the unit as well as installation.


Every water heater product that Ruud offers comes with a warranty to ensure customer satisfaction. You’ll find that their products feature an impressive 6-12 year tank and parts warranty. Each warranty varies slightly to appropriately accommodate the parts used in each specific water heating unit. These are some of the best products and warranties in the business, which is why we chose to partner with Rudd. Even though their products are of the highest quality, some homeowners appreciate a little more protection, as such you can upgrade your warranty with the Protection Plus Kit. The Protection Plus Kit gives you an additional four-year tank leak warranty. It can be purchased at the time of installation.


A quick search of the internet will turn up many positive reviews for the Ruud water heaters. No company could be more satisfied with Rudd than we are. We feel that the Ruud Water Heaters are an exception product for our customers, which is why, after many years in the business, we partner with them.

If you’re considering a Ruud Water Heater, contact Donley Service Centers today. We can answer your questions about unit size, cost, gas vs. electric, tankless vs. hybrid, and anything in between. Call today to learn more about these amazing water heaters.