A. O. Smith Introduces Industry’s Most Efficient Heat Pump Water Heater

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New model features smart, zero-clearance design to enhance installation flexibility and serviceability


Ashland City, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2022) — A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and water treatment, announces the introduction of the Voltex® AL (anti-leak) hybrid electric heat pump water heater to its family of residential products. This unit brings to market a first-of-its-kind water heating solution with integrated leak detection, smart connectivity and updated water connections for professionals and homeowners …

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A. O. Smith Earns Number One Spot in 2022 Green Builder Brand Index

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A. O. Smith took home the number one spot in the 2022 Green Builder Brand Index Hot Water Systems category, breaking its 2021 tie with a competing water heating brand.


The award evaluates brands’ perceived value in the market by combining three metrics: survey data, public sentiment, and market visibility or “mentions.” The scores are weighted and averaged to determine a company’s comparative rank in its respective category.


As public perception of green …

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A. O. Smith Donates 26 Heat Pump Water Heaters to Support Greenville Habitat for Humanity Industry leader provides hot water solutions to affordable housing community in historic South Carolina neighborhood

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Ashland City, Tenn. (July 21, 2022) — A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and water treatment, announces the donation of 26 heat pump water heaters to Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County in South Carolina. This donation will support the creation and growth of affordable housing by providing reliable access to hot water in the historic Nicholtown neighborhood.


Recent development in the area has led to a reduction in affordable …

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A. O. Smith Named Winner in ACHR News 2022 Dealer Design Awards Recognized for innovative X3® Scale Prevention Technology

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (July 18, 2022) A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and water treatment, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 2022 Dealer Design Awards Program. The awards are sponsored by ACHR News, a leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries. More than 130 products were entered into 13 different categories and judged by an independent panel of contractors. A. O. Smith’s condensing …

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A. O. Smith Earns Fourth Consecutive ENERGY STAR® Award, Second in Sustained Excellence

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 5, 2022) — A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and water treatment solutions, is proud to announce its 2022 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for its commitment to providing professionals and homeowners with energy efficient solutions. A. O. Smith is one of only a few water heating companies to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year …

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A. O. Smith Donates 200 Water Heaters to Support Post-Flood Rebuilding Efforts in Waverly, Tennessee

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (April 21, 2022) — A. O. Smith, a leading water heater manufacturer, has donated 200 water heaters for Waverly, Tenn. flood relief efforts. The units will be provided to flood victims who are still rebuilding eight months after storms ripped through the town on Aug. 21, 2021.


“At A. O. Smith, we are deeply committed to supporting our local communities,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing and customer experience. …

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A. O. Smith Announces Industry-First X3® Scale Prevention Technology Now Available for Suite of Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heaters

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) A. O. Smith, an expert in water heating and treatment, announces the addition of X3® Scale Prevention Technology to its full line of residential condensing gas tankless water heaters. Designed with both consumers and contractors in mind, X3 Technology prevents scale buildup in a tankless unit, eliminating the need for routine descaling maintenance, tripling the expected lifetime of a unit and enabling it to run at like-new …

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A. O. Smith Receives Fifth Plumbing Vendor of the Year Recognition by Winsupply

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Winsupply, one of the nation’s largest wholesalers, has named A. O. Smith Vendor of the Year in the Plumbing Finished Goods category for the fifth time. Winners were announced during this year’s annual meeting and vendor showcase in Dallas. The event welcomed more than 1,800 attendees to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center March 13-18. A. O. Smith was one of 10 vendors that took home a top recognition. Other categories included HVAC, …

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A. O. Smith University Announces February Dates for its High-Demand Educational Classes

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 26, 2022) A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and treatment, announced new February class dates for its series of virtual training programs. These classes were added as a result of high-demand for its industry-leading A. O. Smith University educational sessions.


The A. O. Smith University class schedule is flexible month-to-month, and sessions are offered on a variety of topics, including residential, commercial, tankless, and heat pump water …

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Pittsburgh quarterback wins the 2021 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award®

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BALTIMORE, MD – Kenny Pickett has won the 2021 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award®, presented annually by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. and A. O. Smith Corporation to the nation’s top quarterback who best exemplifies character, scholastic and athletic achievement. Pickett is the first Pittsburgh Panther to win this prestigious award.


Through 13 games, Pickett has completed 67.2% of his passes (334 of 497) for 4,319 yards with 42 touchdowns and …

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