State Industries was purchased by AO Smith in the early 2000’s. Even after the acquisition there are still differences between the brands. State has become more of a generic brand that is used by warranty companies that want to install a low priced option.
State Water Heaters are one of the cheaper tanks that can be purchased from a plumbing supply house. For this reason, repairs and warranty issues can usually be expedited much faster than other brands sold at box stores. State has been around since 1946 and has always been a leader in developing new technology. State laid the foundation for the basic design of a conventional water that is still used today.
Most of the repair calls that we get come from State water heaters that have stopped producing hot water. Usually the pilot light goes out and will not light back up.