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A. O. Smith Plant in Bangalore Earns Company’s Highest Safety Honor

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The employees of the A. O. Smith water heater plant in Bangalore, India, were recently recognized in a special ceremony as the 2013 recipients of the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award.

The President’s Safety Award is presented to the A. O. Smith facility that demonstrates the most improvement over a one-year period in the area of workplace safety as well as offering a comprehensive, sustainable safety program focused on the goal of accident prevention. …

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A. O. Smith Cyclone® Mxi Elevates Product Innovation with New Water Heater Design

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In its biggest product launch of the year, leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) is introducing its first modulating, high-efficiency commercial gas water heater, the Cyclone® Mxi.

The new Mxi design is the latest advancement for the industry leading Cyclone family of condensing gas water heaters. A. O. Smith’s new modulating process adjusts the burner’s firing rate to a specific demand, which further increases energy efficiency and dramatically lowers operating costs.…

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A. O. Smith Introduces Most Energy-Efficient Direct Vent Gas Water Heater to the Market

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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) recently introduced an extension of its energy-efficient line of residential gas water heaters with the new ProMax® Direct Vent Gas Water Heater.

Redesigned to utilize improvements to the Power Vent line, the standard input ProMax Direct Vent product is now outfitted with two-inch foam insulation, making it the most efficient product in its category. The improved design offers energy factors (EF) of up to .60.…

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A. O. Smith Adds ‘Space-Aware’ Tankless Water Heater

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Leading water heater manufacturer, A. O. Smith is expanding its line of high efficiency residential gas tankless water heaters with the compact 120,000 BTU/h Condensing Tankless Water Heater.

Measuring at less than two cubic feet and scoring .93 Energy Factor (EF), the new 120k Condensing Tankless efficiently utilizes energy and installs on the wall freeing up valuable floor space.

“The engineers at A. O. Smith dedicated themselves to developing an innovative product that helps homeowners …

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Perfect Fit A. O. Smith Introduces Master-Fit Ultra-Low NOx Commercial Gas Water Heater for Replacing Units in Small Spaces

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A. O. Smith, (www.hotwater.com) the leading innovator in water heater technology, (www.hotwater.com), has introduced a commercial water heater that combines compact, easy-to-install size with low nitrous oxide emission technology. The Master-Fit ultra-low NOx gas water heater, for sale only in California markets, is the shortest commercial water heater in its class.

“With the shortest design on the market, multiple water connections and ultra-low NOx construction, the Master-Fit gas water heater was developed to …

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A. O. Smith Expands Vertex™ High-Efficiency Line with Power Direct Vent 75-Gallon Gas Water Heater

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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) announced the launch of its newest high-efficiency residential water heater, the Vertex™ 100 Power Direct Vent 75-Gallon Gas Water Heater.

An extension of the state-of-the-art Vertex™ line, the 75-gallon version is an ENERGY STAR® qualified product and boasts up to 96 percent thermal efficiency, which helps consumers save money as well as helps the planet.

“When we first introduced the Vertex line, A. O. Smith …

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How Does a Heat Pump Water Heater Work?

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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has released an infographic showing how heat pump water heaters achieve such high-energy efficiency.

The A. O. Smith graphic demystifies the inner workings of heat pumps using its new hybrid- electric Voltex® 50-Gallon Heat Pump. Launched in November, the Voltex scores an incredible 2.75 Energy Factor, the most energy-efficient heat pump water heater on the market.

Compared to standard electric models, the A. O. Smith …

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A. O. Smith Introduces the Newest Addition to the Voltex® Family of Water Heaters with the new 50 Gallon Heat Pump Water Heater

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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has announced the launch of its newest hybrid electric water heater, the Voltex® 50-Gallon Heat Pump, as an extension of the existing Voltex line.

As an ENERGY STAR® qualified product, the 50-gallon Voltex is the most energy efficient heat pump water heater on the market. With an energy factor of 2.75, homeowners can save an average of $350 per year compared with standard electric models. …

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A. O. Smith Vertex™ Gas Water Heaters Earn ENERGY STAR® Certification

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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) announced that its high efficiency Vertex™ residential family of gas water heaters is now certified by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program.

The Vertex is the first high efficiency tank style water heater with more than 75,000 BTU input to be endorsed by the ENERGY STAR program.

“Operating at up to 96 percent thermal efficiency, the Vertex is the energy efficiency leader of the residential water …

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A. O. Smith Enhances Value of Tankless Water Heater Purchase

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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) will increase the value of its tankless product line by including remote controllers and/or power cords with every residential tankless water heater purchase beginning in March.

Indoor residential tankless units will come with a remote controller and power cord. Due to varying installation regulations from state to state, outdoor residential tankless units will come with a remote controller only.*

Until recently, these water heater accessories were an …

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