Gas Tank Storage Water Heater Help
We had two gas 50 gal. Rheem Classic heaters in tandem. One failed last month The plumber moved our recirculator pump to the remaining tank and plumbed so that the house could use only that heater or a (new) second heater.
I'm researching a new second tank in expectation of the existing tank's failure. It's 12+ years old, and the plumber said it would fail more rapidly with the recirculator on it.
I just want another tank -- not interested in installing tankless.
Are there replacement tank heaters I can consider that meet the federal 0.82 (90%) efficiency rating that wouldn't require new venting? If not, what should I be looking for? Brands? Efficiency ratings? Costs?
We are now just two adults in a house with three bathrooms -- no waterfall showers or deep whirlpools. I'd look for a 50-75 gal. tank.