Bradford-White Water Heaters

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Bradford-White Water Heater Overview

Bradford White produces residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. Bradford White is headquartered in suburban Philadelphia and manufactures products exclusively for wholesale distribution. The company is employee-owned.

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  • #14 of 51 Water Heaters
  • 35.2% of customers recommended

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Corporate History

Bradford White was created in 1881 as the Pennsylvania Range Boiler Company. In 1959 the company changed its name to The Pennsylvania-Bradford Appliance Corporation and began focusing on its water heater products. Pennsylvania-Bradford merged with White Products in 1968 to form Bradford White Corporation. In 1985, Bradford White invented the industry’s first power-vented water heater. In 2001 the company moved its heatquarters to Talamore, a historic landmark in Ambler, PA. Bradford White purchased Laars Heating Systems in 2005.

Product Lines

Bradford White residential and commercial water heaters are available in natural gas, propane, oil, electric, and solar models. Indirect water heaters are also offered, as well as a variety of styles that includes atmospheric vent, power vent, power-direct vent, point of use, storage, and tankless. The Infiniti tankless water heater series is available in high efficiency and medium efficiency models. Bradford White’s solar water heater includes open loop models and closed loop gas and electric backup models.


Bradford White’s limited warranty covers the tank and component parts. Labor costs are not included. The warranty covers the original buyer and subsequent owners, as long as the water heater is installed at the same location. Warranty specifications vary with each model.

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Bradford-White Water Heater Reviews

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"Poor Value"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I own rental properties and installed a number of different hot water tank brands. I would place the date of install on the tank to learn how long the different tanks would last. Ge, A.O. Smith, and Bradford White tanks would fail (leak) within 9-12 years. Whatever happened to the tanks that would last 15-20 years. Obviously, they design them to fail so they sell more tanks. Gary B. Buffalo NY

Gary W Barone

New York

"Do not back up product"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Bought water heater 3 years ago and it is now leaking. They are replacing but I must pay for all labor and now must pay for a new warranty. Obviously, have no confidence in their own product.

Annette Mohs

South Bend, IN

"Early Failure – only lasted 5 yrs"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Custom home built 5 years ago. Both Bradford White 50 gal water heaters have had leaking tanks. Replacing with Westinghouse ss tanks with a lifetime warranty

Arthur G Loudon

Spring Branch, TX

"Defective Water Heater"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

This our 2nd water heater with Bradford White in 8 months. We've gone through 4 Bradford White water heaters in 8 years. Our pilot light went out and will not relight again, we then replaced it with a brand new one, and to no avail. This unit we just installed is not lighting as well. This is a total let down with them. I will not recommended Bradford White to anyone. Find another company that's reliable.

Denetrice Berry


"Honeywell control seriously malfunctioning. Pilot light keeps going off every 48 hours"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Heater is only 6 years old and the pilot light has started going off about every 24 to 48 hours. This is after Certified master plumber changed out the Honeywell control and gas valve for $200 per the exact instructions from their tech support. I don't care if Honeywell is selling them junk controls. They give made in U.S.A. a bad rap. Who knows where the control is made, probably merely assembled in U.S.A. of junk circuit boards. Nick

N. Kermani

New Jersey

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