bradford-white or ruud models matching aos gcv-50 or xgv-50
Hi All -
My DH doesn't like the sounds coming out of our AO Smith gas water heater (~12 years old) and wants to replace it - comparable model currently would be GCV-50 (base model) but on looking at other models we thought the XGV-50 (Conservationist) would give us a longer life.
But of course on visiting GW - as usual I get educated! - Bradford White seems to get the best ratings. On the other hand our plumber prefers to install RUUDs.
Is there any way to say what a comparable Bradford White OR RUUD model for the XGV-50 or GCV-50 might be?
And which ones would YOU suggest from your experience?
ANy help from this great forum would be most helpful!!
Thanks in advance!!