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February 2016

A. O. Smith Introduces Common Vent Option for Industry Leading Cyclone Commercial Water Heaters

Water Heaters

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is breaking ground in the commercial water heater marketplace with an offering that’s not a water heater.

A. O. Smith’s new Cyclone® Mxi Common Venting Kit—an industry exclusive–allows contractors to easily connect two commercial gas Cyclone Mxi water heaters with shared external venting, which reduces — by half — the number of wall penetrations needed for an installation. Kits are available for use with both PVC and Polypropylene …

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A. O. Smith Aims at Condo, Apartment Replacement Market with 48-Gallon ProMax® Lowboy

Water Heaters

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is taking aim at the condo and apartment market with its new 48-gallon ProMax® lowboy electric water heater.

While the lowboy electric water heater is nothing new in multi-unit residential applications, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) federal energy efficiency rules that took effect in 2015 created a problem for plumbing contractors on replacement jobs. For 50-gallon lowboy models to meet the new efficiency standards, these water …

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