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    A. O. Smith Launches Redesigned Commercial Electric Water Heater Line



    Ashland City, TN (Tuesday, 06 January 2009)

    A. O. Smith has redesigned its line of commercial electric water heaters. Long viewed as the industry leader for commercial electrics, the new Gold Series, Gold Xi and Custom Xi models include innovative features intended to provide customers with enhanced performance and reliability.

    “We’re really excited about the debut of our new commercial electric line,” said Matt Schulz, A. O. Smith standard commercial product manager. “Customers will truly appreciate and benefit from what we believe to be the smartest and most innovative commercial electric water heaters available.”

    The new Gold Series DRE incorporates several new features, including the addition of Goldenrod® elements as a standard feature on all DRE models. This patented A. O. Smith process results in an element that resists scale build-up of up to five times that of a standard element. The benefit is longer and more dependable element life in a variety of water conditions. In addition, the new Gold Series DRE has a redesigned control access door allowing easier access to all interior components and elements. Specific attention was placed on improving access to the bottom elements, which had been difficult to reach.

    The DVE line has been the product of choice for customers looking for the precise temperature control required in many different applications. The new “Gold Xi,” for extreme intelligence, features enhancements including the use of standard Goldenrod elements and a new door design. In addition, the new DVE has a proprietary electronic control with large LCD morescreen mounted on the front access panel, featuring functions that provide diagnostics, run history and detailed unit operation status. A new Economy Mode allows for customized setback periods for every day of the week. The easy-to-read screen provides detailed temperature information as well as showing which elements are energized during a heating cycle.

    As A. O. Smith’s top-of-the-line electric product, the DSE models have long been the preferred electric water heater of the specifying engineer. With a new modern yet heavyduty/ industrial look, the DSE Custom Xi now has a modulating option that turns the first element activated off first. The DSE electronic control includes features such as element sensing, linear sequencing and Economy Mode. In addition, A. O. Smith has added a powered electronic anode as standard on the DSE as well as its most popular and frequently specified option—low water cutoff.

    About A. O. Smith:

    Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit www.hotwater.com.


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