Marathon Water Heaters
The water heater with a lifetime warranty from leaking, plus a six-year warranty on elements and thermostats. It is the highest efficiency, R-25 insulated electric water heater on the market. The durable exterior tank that won’t rust. No anode rods.
- Available in 50 gallon, 85 gallon and 105 gallon capacities.
- For sale to electric members and the general public.
- Available at the Cooperative and through many local plumbers.
All electric water heaters sold by McLeod Cooperative Power meet high efficiency standards.
Mixing valves are available to members joining the storage water heating program, or when family size water heater demand is greater than capacity.
A mixing valve is an anti-scald device, that when plumbed into the hot water outlet of the water heater, allows the temperature of the water desired at the taps to be set. Cold water will mix with hot water in the valve and send the correct temperature water to the faucets. By turning the thermostats on the water heater to a higher setting and keeping the tap temperature at 115-130 degrees, the member can get up to 40 gallons more usable hot water per day out of their storage system. This is an excellent option for growing families as their daily water needs increase. It also allows for a single water heater instead of two heaters to participate in the storage program, in many cases.
Electric water heater advantages
- Heating water with electricity is seven times safer than gas. A study by the National Fire Protection Agency has found that gas water heaters cause seven times as many home fires as electric water heaters.
- Electric water heaters require no flue or vent. They can be placed virtually anywhere.
- Electric water heaters do not use air for combustion. Indoor air quality is uncompromised by the water heater and there is no danger of explosion.
- Electric water heaters require less maintenance. There is no pilot light, no vent, no flue or heat exchanger to corrode.
- Electric water heaters have more insulation. They can be insulated on all sides, including top and bottom.
- Electric water heaters are more efficient. The heating elements are in direct contact with the water so they are nearly 100 percent efficient. A gas water heater loses 40 to 60 percent of its heat energy up the flue.
- Electric water heaters qualify for money-saving off-peak electric rates or monthly credits.
- MCPA has rebates available to its members for joining the Hot Water Storage program.