High Efficiency Water Heating
Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is now selling high efficient water heaters — the last water heater you'll need for your home!
The Marathon electric water heater offers these advantages:
- Technologically advanced design is clearly differentiated from short-lived instantaneous or steel water heaters.
- It's the most durable water heater made, with a warranty to match.
- Marathon's tough outer shell of high density polyethylene will look great, even after years of service.
- The Marathon does not need an anode rod. This means no smelly water from reactions with these "stink rods."
- High temperature, commercial-grade dip tubes for greater durability.
- The filament wound fiberglass outer tank is more flexible and three times stronger than comparable steel tanks.
- The Marathon has a "bowl shaped" bottom with the drain located at the lowest point. This means easier and more complete draining.
- Every tank includes 4' of pipe insulation for even greater savings.
- Marathon's extra-thick Envirofoam® insulation is completely free of CFC and HCFC ozone depleting gases. Marathon leads the way in environmental friendly manufacturing, design and operation.
- Marathon water heaters have the lowest stand-by loss of any comparable water heater. Typical heat loss is only 5° F in 24 hours!
- Rounded top and neoprene gaskets on all top fittings insure that your heater stays dry from condensation or overhead leaks from valves or fittings.
With Marathon Size Does Matter!
The cutaway illustrates the amount of Envirofoam® insulation resident in the Marathon® Electric Water Heater. This feature contributes to the high efficiency factor and also adds to the overall size of the unit as compared to a standard, less efficient water heater.
VEA will stock one size* at the present time. The following statistics are for this unit:
- Model MR50245 - 50 Gallons
- Size - Diameter is 23 1/2 inches; Height is 66 3/4 inches
*The cost on the 50 Gallon MR50245 unit for a VEA member is $734.71. This unit was chosen because it is proven to be the most energy efficient overall.
Non-Member pricing is an additional 15%. Other sizes, smaller and larger, are available to purchase by special order, call for details and pricing.