Water Heaters

Water Heaters

Marathon-Family-CropWhen it’s time to replace your old leaking water heater – replace it with an affordable, high-quality model from Platte-Clay. Take advantage of this great co-op member benefit and you will have even more peace of mind when your new water heater is covered under the co-op water heater service plan.  Choose a Marathon tank and members are automatically enrolled in the service plan.

Co-op members may purchase one water heater at co-op member pricing; additional units are available at retail pricing. The co-op’s Water Heater Service Plan (details below) is available for each water heater at $2.50 a month.

Review the service plan by clicking here: Platte-Clay Water Heater Service Plan.

Platte-Clay also offers turn-key service for water heater
installations as outlined here.

For more information, call (816) 628-3121 or e-mail mail@pcec.coop



An energy-efficient Marathon water heater comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty against tank leakage. These efficient water heaters were featured in the Kansas City area Extreme Home Makeover homes. Special member pricing available with the initial three-year Platte-Clay water heater service agreement of $2.50 a month, billed on the monthly electric bill. The Marathon also is available at retail pricing for customers who are not PCEC members.


Marathon Water Heater

The Marathon electric water heater offers these advantages:

  • It’s the most durable water heater made, with a warranty to match
  • Tank comes complete with a factory installed vacuum relief valve, ¾” brass tee and ¾” brass nipple for easy, professional installations.
  • Replaceable brass drain valve
  • All wiring run in conduit for easy control wiring
  • Seamless blow molded polybutene tank with no anode rod required for a corrosion free life
  • High temperature, commercial-grade dip tubes for greater durability
  • The filament wound fiberglass outer tank is designed to be more flexible and withstand more pressure than conventional tanks
  • Our unique high temperature dip tube is offset from the concave bottom, creating a “whirlpool effect” which helps prevent sediment build-up
  • Every tank includes 4′ of pipe insulation for even greater savings.

Marathon Water Heater Diagram

Model Information

Water Heater Model Table

Questions? Please call 816-628-3121 or e-mail lindar@pcec.coop


Water Heater Service Plan

Water heaters wear out. It is not a matter of “if” but “when.” It is inevitable. Pressurized water; metal pipes, valves, fittings, not to mention the constant expansion and contraction of the heating elements inside the heater, all contribute to the finite life of a water heater.

Your family can have guaranteed hot water by signing up for the co-op water heater service plan today.16

For a minimal monthly fee of $2.50 added onto your electric bill, Platte-Clay will provide free service on your water heater, which includes free parts or tank replacement and labor costs. Platte-Clay’s reliable,  licensed technicians are experienced and well trained. We offer same day or next day service and also have 24-hour-a-day emergency service.

Please note: Your tank must be in good working condition at the time of signing the agreement and the program is offered only for electric water heaters.

If you are interested in the co-op water heater service program, please download the PDF. To download the agreement to send in by mail, click here.

Once your application is completed and received, a customer service representative will confirm and review it and if necessary, get any additional information.

In addition, please refer to Expansion Tank for additional information which is outlined in the water heater service plan under paragraph c.

If you have questions about the co-op Water Heater Service Plan, please e-mail customerservice@pcec.coop or call 816-628-3121 during regular business hours.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Installation/Repair Services

Platte-Clay offers repair services and water heater installations. Your co-op contracts with a reliable, licensed technician who is highly qualified, experienced and well trained. Platte-Clay’s installer has many years of experience installing and repairing water heaters. With one phone call, co-op members can arrange for installation or repair service at competitive pricing. Please call Platte-Clay at 816-628-3121 for more information or to set up an installation date and time.