View our selection of Kenmore electric water heaters, available in a variety of sizes. An electric water heater has a few perks over the traditional gas water heater. For one, electric heaters have no chance of a gas leak, which is great for peace of mind. No pilot light means no unnecessary energy costs, and no need to relight the flame. You don't need access to any gas lines to install an electric water heater, and in general an electric heater is much cheaper to install. We know that water heaters are a big investment, we know you want a water heater that will last a long time. You'll be glad to know that electric water heaters generally last longer than gas water heaters, getting the most out of your money.