Traditional Water Heaters

Gas & Electric Water Heaters

These units are generally energy efficient, easy to install, and because they don’t use flame and a combustible fuel they are safer than gas or oil powered heaters. Electric water heaters also require less maintenance than other heaters, so you will spend less on servicing the device over its lifetime. You also don’t need to worry about fuel or venting, which gives you more flexibility when planning where the heater will be installed.

There are different kinds of electric water heaters. Storage heaters work like a very big thermos; there is a large tank that holds hot water until you need it. You can choose from a wide range of sizes depending on your household needs. The majority of residential storage water heaters vary in size from 40 gallons to 100 gallons.

Heat pump water heaters can dramatically reduce your hot water heating costs, in some cases by as much as 50%. These heaters pull heat from the air and transfer it to the water stored in the tank. Though initially more expensive to install than other models, the energy savings more than cover the difference in just a few years’ time.

 

 

How to Save on Hot Water

  • For most homes, 120º is as hot as water needs to be for comfortable showering and bathing, laundry and dish washing, and cleaning. Setting your heater no higher than 120º not only saves energy, but also prevents scalding.
  • Insulating your hot water pipes helps to prevent heat loss, and can help you save on energy bills. Be sure pipes are properly insulated, and you will see a difference in your next bill.
  • Repair hot water faucet leaks; just a single drip per second wastes as much as 200 gallons of water a year.
  • Turn the hot water off when shaving or doing dishes.
  • Set your washing machine to the cold cycle – your clothes will get just as clean, and you will save money.

 

Product Line Sample

American ProLine® with Flameguard® Safety System

Size: 50 Gallon Residential

Gas Warranty: 6-Year Parts 6-Year Tank

Reduces the risk of accidental fires involving flammable vapors resulting from products such as gasoline, paint thinner, solvents, etc.

Features:

  • Non-CFC Polyurethane Foam to prevent heat loss and reduce energy costs.
  • Piezo Electric Igniter for easy start-up.
  • Fused Ceramic Shield Tank for anti-corrosion protection.
  • Factory-installed Side Temperature & Pressure Valve.
  • Aluminized Steel Multi-Port Burner for long life in natural gas and propane units Extra Heavy-Duty Anode Rod.
  • Combination Thermostat/Energy Cut-Off.
  • Tested and listed with CSA International in accordance with the latest addition of ANSI Z21.10.1 or .3-CSA 4.1 or 4.3, CEC and 1990 NAECA approved.
  • All models are certified at 300 PSI test pressure and 150 PSI working pressure.
  • Tested in accordance with proposed ANSI flammable vapor ignition test.

American ProLine® Direct Vent Residential Gas

Size: 50 Gallon Residential Gas

Warranty: 6-Year Parts 6-Year Tank

Ideal for homeowners desiring thru-the-wall/thru-the-roof venting of combustion products. Air for combustion is drawn from outside the building. Off gases are vented outside. This reduces the risk of accidental fires involving flammable vapors.

Features:

  • Direct Vent/Enclosed Combustion.
  • 3/4″ Top Water Connections with 3/4″ Side Space Heating Connections.
  • 2″ Non-CFC Polyurethane Foam to prevent heat loss and reduce energy cost.
  • Fused Ceramic Shield Tank for anti-corrosion protection.
  • Factory-installed Side Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve.
  • Thru-The-Wall/Thru-The-Roof Venting.
  • Aluminized Steel Multi-Port Burner on long life in natural gas units. Cast iron burners for propane.
  • Anode Rod.
  • Combination Thermostat/Energy Cut-Off.
  • Non-Metallic, Corrosion-Free Drain Valve.
  • Tested and listed with CSA International in accordance with the latest addition of ANSI Z21.10.1 or .3 CSA 4.1 or 4.3, CEC and 1990 NAECA approved.
  • Tested in accordance with proposed ANSI flammable vapor ignition test.
  • All models are certified at 300 PSI test pressure and 150 PSI working pressure.

American Residential Electric

Size: 50 Gallon Residential Electric

Warranty: 6-Year Parts 6-Year Tank

Ideal for homeowners desiring a reliable electric water heater.

Features:

  • Dual Heating Elements, 4.5 KW/240 Volts (other wattages and voltages available) for maximum efficiency.
  • Non-CFC Polyurethane Foam to prevent heat loss and reduce energy costs.
  • Fused Ceramic Shield Tank for anti-corrosion protection.
  • Factory-installed Side Temperature & Pressure Valve.
  • Thermostat/High Limit Control allows adjustment of water temperature while providing overheat protection.
  • Built-In Electric Junction Box for convenient installation.
  • Non-Metallic, Corrosion-Free Drain Valve.
  • Listed to UL 174, CEC and NAECA requirements, BOCA and ASHRAE 90.1 1999.
  • All models are certified at 300 PSI test pressure and 150 PSI working pressure.

American POWERFLEX Direct® Vent Residential Gas

Size: 50 Gallon Residential Gas

Warranty: 6-Year Parts 6-Year Tank

Ideal for homeowners desiring thru-the wall/thru-the-roof venting of combustion products. Air is drawn from outside and exhaust gases are vented outside. This reduces the risk of accidental fires involving flammable vapors.

Features:

  • Flammable vapor ignition resistant.
  • Direct Vent/Enclosed Combustion.
  • 3/4″ Top Water Connections. 50T60 model has 3/4″ Side Space Heating Connections.
  • 2″ Non-CFC Polyurethane Foam to prevent heat loss and reduce energy costs.
  • Fused Ceramic Shield Tank for anti-corrosion protection.
  • Factory-installed Side Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve.
  • Thru-The-Wall/Thru-The-Roof Venting.
  • Aluminized Steel Multi-Port Burner on long life in natural gas units. Cast iron burners for propane on 42K BTU models.
  • Anode Rod.
  • Combination Thermostat/Energy Cut-Off.
  • Non-Metallic, Child-Resistant Drain Valve.
  • Tested and listed with CSA International in accordance with the latest addition of ANSI Z21.10.1, CSA 4.1.
  • Tested in accordance with ANSI flammable vapor ignition test. CEC and 1987 NAECA 2004 requirements.
  • All models are certified at 300 PSI test pressure and 150 PSI working pressure.

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