ProMax® Plus High Recovery 74-Gallon Gas Water Heater

ProMax® Plus High Recovery 74-Gallon Gas Water Heater

Model FCG-75

ProMax Plus High Recovery Gas Tank Water Heater FCG-75 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good I had a AO Smith Water Heater for the past 12 years which serviced my 4-family home without a problem, and because of its age and rust appearing around the piping I was informed by my Contractor that it was time to replace it, which I have done and expect to get the same excellent service for the next 12 years.
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well I like push button ignition feature. Weighs a lot. Not easy to maneuver due to heavy weight.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from LARGE CAPACITY BUT LIMITATIONS Product serves you well except quality construction is somewhat poor. This is the third AO Smith FCG75 hot water heater installed in the 11 years. So product life is very short. If this one fails probably try alternate manufacturers.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good, I bought one again Had the same unit installed 14 years ago; worked so well and was so reliable that I had no choice but to replace it with a new unit from the same maker, AO Smith.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and Economical I bought this a year ago. It works flawlessly , it's quiet and provides plenty of hot water and is cheap to operate on Natural gas
Date published: 2014-08-25

The Promax® Plus High Recovery gas water heater is designed for reliable performance, reduced NOx emissions and has 80% thermal efficiency.

Featuring a 74-gallon tank and a 75,100 BTU gas burner, the FCG-75 standard vent delivers a thermal efficiency of 80%, and a recovery rate of 81 gallons per hour. 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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Manassas, VA

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James G Davis

Rockville, MD

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Product Features & Options

DynaClean™ Diffuser Dip Tube

Helps reduce lime and sediment buildup, maximizes hot water output. Made from long lasting PEX cross-linked polymer.

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.

Push-Button Piezo Ignitor

Makes lighting pilot fast and easy with one-hand push-button spark ignition.

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.

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

80%

thermal efficiency

CSA International Low Lead Content Certification in compliance with U.S. and Canadian safety standards on gas components
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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
CSA International Design Certification The CSA Blue Star indicates the product is certified to applicable U.S. standards for appliances using gas or other petroleum fuel

Product Specifications


Tech Specs
Gallon Capacity: 74
Recovery Gallons: 81
Maximum BTUs: 75,100
Standby Loss BTUs per Hour: 1146
Power Source: Natural Gas
Thermal Efficiency: 80%
Limited Tank Warranty: 6 Years
Limited Parts Warranty: 6 Years
Anode: Coregard™ Aluminum 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
Dimensions & Venting
Type: Short
Height: 57"
Height w/Draft Hood: 61"
Diameter: 26 1/2"
Width: 26 1/2"
Depth: 26 1/2"
Shipping Weight: 275lbs/125kg
Vent Type: Standard 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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