ProMax® 40-Gallon Propane Water Heater

ProMax® 40-Gallon Propane Water Heater

Model GCVL-40 (LP)

ProMax Propane Tank Water Heater GCVL-40 (LP) is rated 4.7115 out of 5 by 52.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO FAR SO GOOD I had this water heater installed a few weeks ago, and so far it is working very well. I just hope it lasts longer than the last two water heaters I purchased. Both lasted just past the warranty and then started leaking!! This one came highly recommended, so I'm hoping for longer service.Time will tell!
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality I trust the brand's quality, so I designated to use this brand.
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product this is my second AO Smith the first one was 15 years old and was still working this was a preventive install hope this last as long
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Steady Water Temperature I replaced my old A.O. Smith water heater which was not leaking but no longer held temperature after 12 years of operation. I am extremely pleased with the new unit and would be happy to recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hot water heater! Excellent product. I don't run out of hot water, and is energy efficient.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! It gets really hot! Which is a good thing. Definitely a great product.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Reliable. I bought this a month ago. I am a previous owner of A.O. Smith hot water tanks and my sons have them as well. They are extremely reliable and was recommended by the plumber who installed it.
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too Early to Tell  I bought this water heater because my existing w/h had a cracked line. It was referred to me by the plumber.  I noticed almost immediately upon install and after a few days of operation that the unit is a bit loud; I can hear it through the walls between the garage storage room where the unit is housed and wash room when the house is quiet.  I don't recall ever hearing the prior water heater in operation at anytime.
Date published: 2013-11-13

The Promax® 300/301 Series gas water heater is designed to deliver an economical performance that can lower your energy bills and also provide long-lasting value.

Featuring a 40-gallon tank and a 40,000 BTU propane burner, the GCVL-40 (LP) standard vent delivers a first hour rating of 66 gallons and a recovery rate of 41 gallons per hour. With an 0.59 Energy Factor, this water heater is not 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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Location #2

William J. Guarini Plumbing

Jersey City, NJ

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Brooklyn, NY

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Product Features & Options

Self-Powered Electronic Gas Valve

Uses a thermopile to generate the power needed to operate the electronic gas control without requiring an external power source.

Diagnostics

The electronic gas control incorporates an LED status indicator that monitors system operation and service diagnostics.

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.

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

0.59

energy factor

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

Product Specifications


Tech Specs
Gallon Capacity: 40
Recovery Gallons: 41
Maximum BTUs: 40,000
Power Source: Propane
Energy Factor: 0.59
Limited Tank Warranty: 6 Years
Limited Parts Warranty: 6 Years
Anode: Coregard™ Aluminum Anode
T&P Relief Valve: Yes
Ignition Type: Electronic
Water Connection Location: Top
Water Connection Size: 3/4"
Emissions: Low NOx
FVIR Certified: Yes
First Hour Rating: 66
Dimensions & Venting
Type: Short
Height: 47 3/4"
Height w/Draft Hood: 47 3/4"
Diameter: 20"
Width: 20"
Depth: 20"
Shipping Weight: 135lbs/61kg
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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