ProMax® Power Vent Higher EF 40-Gallon Gas Water Heater

ProMax® Power Vent Higher EF 40-Gallon Gas Water Heater

Model GPVL-40

ENERGY STAR
ProMax Power Vent Higher EF Gas Tank Water Heater GPVL-40 is rated 4.8077 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet operaton Purchased and installed by Plumber and is quiet and very fast recovery
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOOD IT ARRIVED WITH A "DENT" ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE OF THE TANK; HOWEVER I DO NOT THINK IT WILL HAVE ANY AFFECT ON THE HEATER
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves BIG bucks eliminating masonary chimmney Quick recovery time. By the time I get out of the shower, shave, get dressed the water heater has recovered. My last water heater would take a good 45 minutes to recover. Plus I like the idea of getting rid of my old masonary chimmney which was in dire need of repair. PVC venting so much easier and a lot less costly.
Date published: 2013-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ease Of Use Had this water heater installed a month ago to replace a leaky 18 year old AO Smith 80 gallon electric unit. It is working like a charm. It's nice to have hot water again. I especially like the design and ease of use control center. The GPVL-40 is relatively quiet as well and I am looking forward to the reduced energy cost over my old electric heater.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heats water quickly I have 4 kids & have no issues having hot water for showers when needed without recovery time in between
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good features I bought this hot water heater yesterday and I am so far happy that I did
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works and is effecient I wanted a 40 gallon energy star rated tank for my power vent basement location. This model is exactly what I asked for and works great.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeping my fingers crossed Installed yesterday...jury still out...replaced 8yr old a.o.smith...less noise from power vent...recovered hot water quickly.
Date published: 2013-12-28

The Promax® Power Vent Higher EF gas water heater is engineered to maximize efficiency and deliver greater energy factor (EF), while offering greater flexibility in installation options.

Featuring a 40-gallon tank and a 40,000 BTU gas burner, the GPVL-40 Power Vent delivers a first hour rating of 73 gallons and a recovery rate of 44.7 gallons per hour. With an 0.7 Energy Factor, this water heater is ENERGY STAR® qualified. It carries a 6-year limited warranty, and meets Low NOx emission requirements.

Where to Buy

Where to Buy

Ashburn, VA

Location #1

Booze Plumbing And Heating

Vienna, VA

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Air-Right

Manassas, VA

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Shary's Plumbing

Cabin John, MD

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Product Features & Options

3-position Rotatable Blower Outlet

Our exclusive 3-position rotatable blower outlet adds flexibility for an easy installation.

CoreGard™ Anode Rod

A. O. Smith’s exlusive aluminum anode has a stainless steel core, which protects the tank against corrosion longer than ordinary mild steel anodes.

Brass Drain Valve

Our brass drain valve is more durable and tamper-resistant than an ordinary plastic drain valve, which contributes to improved safety and reliability.

T&P Relief Valve

Top-mounted T&P relief valve available as an option.

How it Works

Gas water heaters heat water by burning either natural gas or LP (propane). Gas water heaters need a source of air and also need to be vented properly. Cold water enters the water heater through an internal “dip tube” which forces the cold water to the bottom of the tank and pushes hot water out through the outlet connection. This arrangement provides the most hot water for a given tank size. Most gas water heaters use a pilot light. The pilot light on some models also generates the power needed to operate an electronic gas valve. When cold water enters the tank, the temperature sensor on the gas control tells the main gas valve to open. Gas flows to the burner where it is lit by the pilot light. The air needed by the burner is supplied by the room where the water heater is installed. The exhaust gases are vented to the outside. When the proper temperature is reached, the main gas valve shuts off. Because water can corrode the steel tank, we glass line the inside of the tank and install an anode rod to help reduce corrosion. The temperature and pressure relief valve is a safety device designed to open if the internal temperature or pressure of the tank exceeds certain limits. Water heaters should be large enough to provide adequate hot water even when temperatures are cold and household demand is greatest.

Certifications

6

year

limited warranty

0.70

energy factor

CSA International Low Lead Content Certification in compliance with U.S. and Canadian safety standards on gas components
The Blue Diamond formula is enriched with a high level of zircon, producing a coating that is harder and more water-resistant than any other in the industry
Green Choice is an environmentally friendly gas burner that cuts residential water heater emissions - NOx - by up to 33% and is used in both natural or propane gas water-heater models

Product Specifications


Tech Specs
Gallon Capacity: 40
Recovery Gallons: 45
Maximum BTUs: 40,000
Power Source: Natural Gas
Energy Factor: 0.70
Limited Tank Warranty: 6 Years
Limited Parts Warranty: 6 Years
Anode: Standard Anode
T&P Relief Valve: Yes
Pilot Reset Button: Yes
Ignition Type: Electronic
Water Connection Location: Top
Water Connection Size: 3/4"
Emissions: Low NOx
ENERGY STAR®: Yes
FVIR Certified: Yes
First Hour Rating: 73
Dimensions & Venting
Type: Short
Height: 49 5/8"
Height w/Draft Hood: 59"
Diameter: 22"
Width: 22"
Depth: 22"
Shipping Weight: 174lbs/79kg
Vent Type: Power Vent

Incentives

Rebate and incentive programs provide cash-back to consumers for the purchase of appliances that meet certain energy efficiency standards. Often, these standards are tied to the ENERGY STAR® program.

Cash for Appliances is designed to encourage the purchase of energy efficient appliances. Consumers who purchase ENERGY STAR® or CEE qualified appliances can receive cash rebates. Most states are offering rebates in the $50 to $250 range.

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