ProMax® Power Vent Higher EF 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

ProMax® Power Vent Higher EF 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

Model GPVL-50

ENERGY STAR
ProMax Power Vent Higher EF Gas Tank Water Heater GPVL-50 is rated 4.5652 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just purchased I just had this installed on 11-11-14. It is too early to recommend yet. This is the 3rd LP gas water heater I've had in 13 months. The previous 2 that I had both leaked. They were Bradford White brand, NOT AO Smith. I hope I have better luck with the AO Smith.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great water heater! Recently moved into our new home and our family of 4 never runs out of hot water. Operation is simple and quiet, very happy with our water heater.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hot water heater review needed to update 18 year old tank. The water is very hot compared to old system and stays hot longer. Very happy
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from POWER VENT OLD AO SMITH POWER VENT HAD EXHAUST CENTERED. THIS MODEL, THE EXHAUST PORT IS OFF CENTER CAUSING MODIFICATION OF PIPING FROM ORIGINAL 50 GAL POWERSHOT HEATER.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Appears to be a very well built/engineered water heater. Temperature control is nice and intuitive. Hope for many years of good service.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very hot water right away! i believe it will lower my energy bill & will be very reliable
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never runs out of hot water This water heater is great. My teenage daughter can't even run it out of hot water.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Heater I had this installed a couple of days ago (7/16/2014). I am so happy with it. The one I had before was too large for the home (if such a thing exists) and I had replaced 2 within 5 years! I've got high hopes for this one, and it is so nice to have hot water once again!
Date published: 2014-07-21

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 50-gallon tank and a 40,000 BTU gas burner, the GPVL-50 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

Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Location #1

1-800heaters

Edison, NJ

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William J. Guarini Plumbing

Jersey City, NJ

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Brooklyn, NY

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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

UL Listed means that the product met UL's safety requirements
CSA International Low Lead Content Certification in compliance with U.S. and Canadian safety standards on gas components
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Product Specifications


Tech Specs
Gallon Capacity: 50
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: 90
Dimensions & Venting
Type: Short
Height: 50 3/4"
Height w/Draft Hood: 60 1/8"
Diameter: 24"
Width: 24"
Depth: 24"
Shipping Weight: 198lbs/90kg
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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