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    Think Green and Save Green With High Efficiency Water Heateres From A. O. Smith

    Ashland City, TN (Thursday, 29 January 2009)

    A. O. Smith Water Products Company, a leader in the hot water heater industry for over 70 years, has a full line of high efficiency products to help consumers go green and save green, including ENERGY STAR® models. A. O. Smith worked in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to institute and adopt the ENERGY STAR criteria, which went into effect on Jan. 1.

    “The ENERGY STAR program empowers consumers to make smart energy choices that will save money and energy, and reduce our carbon footprint,” said DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner. “Expansion of the ENERGY STAR program to include water heaters will give Americans yet another way to more efficiently use energy in their homes and, in the interest of increasing energy security and addressing climate change, help further the President’s goal of fundamentally changing the way this nation uses power.”

    According to ENERGY STAR, water heating represents up to 15.5 percent of national residential energy consumption, which amounts to the second largest energy end use in homes behind heating and cooling. In an attempt to address this significant percentage of energy consumption, DOE developed ENERGY STAR criteria for water heaters, the last major residential energy end use that the program had not addressed. A. O. Smith offers 19 models that have been recognized under the ENERGY STAR program, with more currently in development.

    “A. O. Smith is dedicated to offering high efficiency products that benefit the environment while helping homeowners reduce utility costs,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith water heater brand manager. “With energy costs on the rise, this is an ideal time to invest in more efficient appliances, especially water heaters.”

    For a complete list of A. O. Smith ENERGY STAR water heaters, visit

    About A. O. Smith:

    Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a 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.

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