GE water heaters

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Cass, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    I just came from H**e Depo* andd noticed a signe on a WH that said never buy a WH again.

    I asked about it and came up with their ESP plan. Here is an example.

    50 Gal 12 year gas heater $419.00
    HD instlation $248.00
    ESP plan $99.00

    Total $766.00 plus any up grades and applicable tax.

    The ESP plan covers any repairs after the MFGR. labor warrenty expires.

    As long as you own the heater they will fix it or replace it if it can't be fixed free of any part or labor charge even beyond the 12 years, as long as you own it.

    So for maybe $800.00 + you get 50 gal. gas heater installed with lifetime repair or replacement. It beats the leasing deal.

    How do we deal with this??????
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2006
  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    be happy .....dont worry about it.....

    they are playing a numbers game.......

    gambling that you will move before their are any troubles....

    go back and read the fine print.....

    you will probably find someting aobut hard water voiding the warranty.......

    their is a whole lot of fish in the sea........
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    The warranty may not be transferrable to a new owner. Also, THEY do not keep records, so you darn well better keep all your receipts, warranty papers, etc. if you ever hope to make a claim.

    It is strictly a numbers game for them. They know that the vast majority of people will either move or lose the paperwork, and the number of claims they ever will have to make good on is very low.

    I have told the story before that my parents in MA rented their water heater from the utility co. Did they pay through the nose for that when added up over 40 years? YES. Did the utility replace the water heater within 4 HOURS everytime it went out. YES. Peace of mind: PRICELESS.

    Moral of the story is that extended warranties from reputable companies like HD are like insurance, you pay a price and everone hopes bad things never happen. You decide the value of the peace of mind.
Similar Threads: water heaters
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Two water heaters in parallel Jan 13, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice New EPA laws affecting Water Heaters Mar 12, 2015
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice hot water heaters need to decommission chimney Aug 20, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Best way to parallel pipe two different sized hot water heaters Jan 26, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Two 50 gallon LP or one 199K tankless LP water heaters? Aug 14, 2013

Share This Page