Increase Savings with A. O. Smith’s Next Generation Voltex

August 13, 2015

Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith ( is launching the next generation of its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters—units that could save consumers $437 a year or more compared with standard electric water heaters. The improved line includes 50-, 66- and 80-gallon versions of the increasingly popular Voltex residential heat pump water heater.

“The A. O. Smith Voltex line quickly established an impressive reputation in the industry because of its almost unbelievable energy efficiency, consumer cost savings and ease of installation,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith’s vice president of marketing. “The new and improved Voltex utilizes the same ground breaking technology while giving installers more flexibility to meet the specific hot water needs of families and small businesses.”

These next generation Voltex units, still ENERGYSTAR® qualified, are some of the most energy-efficient heat pump water heaters available on the market. Voltex can reduce water heating costs by as much as 71 percent, saving consumers $437 or more annually compared with standard electric models. Along with higher efficiency and better savings, the new Voltex models are dual voltage—both 208 and 240 VAC capable—and are the quietest heat pump water heaters on the market, operating at just 51dBa.

The Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump achieves market-leading energy factors and performance by heating water with ambient heat captured from the surrounding air.

Model Energy Factor First Hour Rating (gallons)
50-gallon 3.24 70
66-gallon 3.17 80
80-gallon 3.06 95

The new models feature four operating modes that maximize efficiency by matching heating requirements to environmental conditions, including a vacation mode programmable up to 99 days.

About A. O.Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O.Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.