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A good water heater is essential for the proper functioning of your household, and for overall quality of life. Without hot water heaters, we’d all be doomed to a lifetime of cold showers and inefficient washing machines.

It’s not enough to install just any old water heater, of course. There are different types of water heater to choose from, and a number of water heater brands. Bradford White’s water heaters are among the best available today, and at Carter’s My Plumber, we’re proud to install them for our customers throughout the Indianapolis area.

So what should you know about Bradford White water heaters? Here’s a brand overview from a leading water heater repair company in Indianapolis.

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Bradford White’s Water Heaters: An Overview

One reason why we love Bradford White is because of the sheer range of products they offer, including tankless, conventional, gas-powered, and electric water heaters.

In addition, we love this brand for its technological edge and high standard of craftsmanship. In our experience, Bradford White water heaters are long-lasting, energy efficient, and relatively low-maintenance.

Bradford White is the #1 choice among contractors (and indeed, it’s only sold to contractors), and  it’s 100% manufactured in USA. At Carter’s My Plumber, we have been proudly installing these products for two decades and counting.

Bradford White’s tankless units are by far the best of their kind, offering a 22:1 turn-down ratio to ensure zero cold “sandwiching.” A Bradford White tankless heater can last 20-30 years if maintained properly, assuming the right water conditions.

Contact our team directly to learn more about tankless water heater installation in Indianapolis or the surrounding area, or simply to ask about the installation cost.

Key Factors That Set Bradford White Apart

Again, there is a wide range of products within the Bradford White lineup, so it’s difficult to make too many generalizations. With that said, there are a few factors that set all of their electric and gas water heaters apart.


When homeowners select a new water heater, one of their primary concerns is performance. This is especially true with tankless heaters, which offer the promise of “on demand” hot water. Simply put, homeowners want to feel confident that they will always have sufficient hot water when they really need it.

That’s always been our experience with Bradford White’s units, which are designed to offer a consistent performance, super-fast recovery times, and a great hot water supply when you really need it.

Energy Efficiency

Bradford White’s selection of water heaters also offers tremendous energy savings. Each unit is graded by the US Department of Energy, and a quick review will confirm that these heaters are made with maximum energy efficiency in mind.

What does this mean for homeowners? For one thing, it means lower utility costs each month. And for another, it means less impact on the environment. This is especially true if you opt for a tankless unit. Contact us directly to learn more about the tankless water heater installation cost.

Price and Value

Another factor for homeowners to consider is cost. Bradford White’s units are not the cheapest in the world, though we would argue that the pricing is fairly competitive.

More to the point, the price of your Bradford White water heater reflects the quality of the product. Yes, installation cost may be a bit higher on the front end, but you’re investing in a machine that will meet your hot water demands for decades to come, requiring very little in the way of maintenance. And that’s to say nothing about the money you’ll save due to Bradford White’s energy efficiency.

Installation and Maintenance

Bradford White’s water heaters are meant to last a long time while requiring very little maintenance. With that said, all appliances need a little TLC sooner or later, and water heaters are no exception. The main requirement for tankless and conventional heaters is to drain the unit regularly, preventing the buildup of minerals and sediment.

If you find that that you’re only getting cold water, or that your pilot light won’t remain lit, you may need to call in a team of licensed professionals. This doesn’t happen too often with Bradford White, but if you ever do have an issue, contact us to ask about the hot water heater repair cost.

Customer Reviews and Feedback

Our team can attest to high levels of customer satisfaction with Bradford White water heater installations. In particular, homeowners tend to appreciate the consistent performance, the noteworthy energy savings, and the lack of recovery time or cold water sandwiches.

That’s not to say that everyone’s experience is great, as some units do leak or have other issues, as would be the case with any manufacturer. Thankfully, Bradford White has excellent warranties. We also offer some consumer protections for the work we do here at Carter’s My Plumber.


Bradford White comes with industry-best safety features, including shutoffs to prevent any problems should you have a gas leak or other issue.

Tankless Water Heater

Final Thoughts

When you invest in a Bradford White water heater, you’re investing in a water heater company with a proven track record for performance and durability. And, you’re investing in incoming water that’s hot when you need it to be, consistently. Our team has been installing this brand for 20+ years, and we consider these to be the best water heating products on the market today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bradford White a good company?

Bradford White is the #1 choice among contractors and plumbers, including Carter’s My Plumber.

Why do plumbers use Bradford White water heaters?

We love Bradford White heaters for their consistency, performance, durability, and energy efficiency. They provide our customers with a satisfying experience overall.

Are Bradford White tankless water heaters good?

Yes, they are among the best water heaters around in terms of recovery time.

How long do Bradford White heaters last?

Tankless heaters should last 20 to 30 years, while tank heaters will last at least 10 or 12 and potentially more, assuming proper maintenance and installation.

Kelson Carter

Article reviewed by:

Kelson Carter, aka, The Prince of Plumbing

Kelson is a 3rd generation Plumbing Contractor. His family business is located in Greenwood, Indiana, and provides Residential Plumbing Service to the Indianapolis Metro market.

Kelson grew up watching his grandfather and father do plumbing. After graduating high school, Kelson went to Trade School and became a Licensed Master Plumber and Licensed Plumbing Contractor. He is also Certified in Backflow Prevention. He currently owns and operates Carter's My Plumber with his parents.


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