Residential Gas Tank & Tankless Water Heaters
The complete A. O. Smith line of natural gas and liquid propane water heaters consists of over 150 different models. From high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® certified water heaters to economical standard efficiency gas water heaters, A. O. Smith has the gas water heater to fit your needs.
Residential Gas Tank Water Heaters
A. O. Smith’s family of natural gas and liquid propane tank water heaters consists of various models ranging from high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® certified water heaters to economical standard efficiency gas water heaters. Browse our gas tank water heater line to find the model for your home.
Rebates & Tax Credits
Up to $850 in Local Utility Rebates may be available in your area!
*Gas water heaters with UEF of 0.82 or higher OR with a thermal efficiency of at least 90%. Local utility rebates available in limited geographical areas. For information on the Federal Tax Credit, go to: energystar.gov. Check with your tax advisor for applicability. Offer details and expiration may vary. See Rebate Center for details.
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Benefits of Gas Tank Water Heaters
A. O. Smith gas water heaters are easy to install and with a variety of venting options, we have models to fit any home. A. O. Smith strongly recommends that you consult a professional installer.
Hot Water Storage Supply
Tank water heaters store a supply of hot water, making it available when you need it most.
A. O. Smith gas water heaters are built to last with limited warranties that range from 6 to 10 years to ensure that your home has hot water for years to come.
How it Works
A. O. Smith gas water heaters heat water by burning either natural gas or LP (liquid propane). All models have a thermostat/gas control to set the desired temperature. When a hot water fixture is opened, hot water flows out of the tank and through hot water lines in the home and the tank is refilled with cold water. The thermostat monitors the water temperature and initiates reheating when needed. Standard gas models have a standing pilot light, and when the thermostat calls for operation gas flows to the burner where it is lit by the pilot light. High-efficiency models utilize an electronic gas valve and use a spark or hot surface ignitor so a standing pilot is not required. Standard gas models have a standing pilot light, and when the thermostat calls for operation gas flows to the burner where it is lit by the pilot light. When the desired water temperature is reached in the tank, the main gas valve shuts off and the heating process stops.
However, exhaust gasses are created by the heating process. These exhaust gasses need to be vented to the outdoors, and different styles of gas heaters have different venting requirements. A plumbing contractor can assist you in choosing a water heater that fits your needs and the ventilation capabilities in your home. You can also use the A. O. Smith online XPERT™ Product Selector to help determine which water heater is the best fit for your home.
All A. O. Smith gas tank water heaters feature innovative technology to improve durability. Many tanks are lined with a glass coating to protect the steel tank from the corrosive effects of water. These tanks incorporate an anode rod that protects and neutralizes harmful elements from damaging the glass lining and steel tank. The inclusion of a temperature and pressure relief valve acts as a safety device to detect and relieve internal temperature or pressure if the tank exceeds specified limits. These components assist in providing high-quality and reliable operation.
Still Have Questions?
A water heater's uniform energy factor (UEF) rating measures its energy efficiency. This number indicates the amount of hot water produced in relation to the energy required, with a higher UEF reflecting higher efficiency. On average, electric tank water heaters have a higher UEF ratings than gas tank water heaters because more energy goes toward heating water. While all tank water heaters lose some heat, there are energy-efficient models available that feature improved insulation and heat traps. See high-efficiency condensing gas tank water heaters.
Our new gas tank water heaters have 6-12 year limited warranties. Some factors, such as the water quality, can cause more wear and tear over time because of mineral deposits and buildup. Regular service and maintenance can help gas tank water heaters last longer, so have a licensed professional flush, inspect and maintain the appliance annually. A. O. Smith gas tank water heaters come with warranties for peace of mind.
Gas tank water heater models are equipped with an insulated storage tank that keeps a supply of hot water available, distributing it as needed. As hot water is drawn from the tank, the burner heats more water to replace it. This type of water heater uses energy around the clock to keep water heated, even if it's not being used. A tankless water heater doesn't have the capacity to store water, instead heating water quickly on demand. Tankless models have a gas burner that ignites when you turn on a hot water tap, heating water as required by faucets or appliances.
A. O. Smith offers many different sizes of natural gas and liquid propane water heaters to meet your home’s needs. Evaluating your happiness with your current hot water within your home will help determine what size of water heater is best for you. Also, understanding where you will be installing your new water heater and how much space you have available will help in deciding what size of water heater you should purchase. Consult our online XPERT™ Water Heater Selector.
While you may be able to install a gas tank water heater by yourself, A. O. Smith strongly recommends that you consult a professional plumbing contractor before doing so. Factors such as the proper venting required, managing your home’s fuel line, and removing your old water heater are all reasons to have a local plumber or contractor assist in the installation of your water heater.
*Many factors affect the actual performance of a water heater. This represents our closest approximation of your likely experience with this water heater in your local area, but actual performance may vary depending on factors beyond our ability to control or estimate.
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Why A. O. Smith?
A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer of both residential and commercial water heating technologies, including the #1 most specified commercial water heater.
For more than 145 years, we’ve developed state-of-the art products that push new boundaries and improve the lives of our customers.
We combine cutting-edge technology with committed people who take pride in providing the very best support for our customers.
Our products are put through rigorous quality and endurance testing so now matter where hot water is needed, A. O. Smith can provide a solution you can count on.