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A. O. Smith Commercial Gas Product Line Grows with New Cyclone® XL

August 13, 2020

Doubles Cyclone® series heating capacity to 1,000,000 Btu/hr with comparable footprint

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. — A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and treatment, today announced the addition of the Cyclone® XL to its industry-leading, high-efficiency commercial gas water heating line. Cyclone XL operates at 1,000,000 Btu/hour with a smaller footprint than two current Cyclone 500,000 Btu/hr units. A 750,000 Btu/hr Cyclone XL model is also available.

A. O. Smith Commercial Gas Product Line Grows with New Cyclone® XL

Ideal for large commercial applications, such as hotels, healthcare facilities, multi-family housing complexes, stadiums, convention centers and high-rises, the new Cyclone XL adjusts the firing rate to meet demand, further increasing efficiency and cost savings.

“For more than 20 years, Cyclone products have been the benchmark for commercial water heaters, blazing a trail for the innovation we still build on today," said Matt Schulz, senior manager for commercial new product development at A. O. Smith. “The introduction of Cyclone XL provides customers with the same high-efficiency, cutting-edge technology available in current Cyclone models, but with increased input options and expanded use of applications."

Cyclone XL also features a unique dual stainless-steel heat exchange system, providing a two-step heat transfer process that delivers thermal efficiencies of 97 percent. Intelligent Demand Response (IDR) automatically adjusts the differential set point to increase availability of hot water during large demand periods. A. O. Smith’s PermaGlas® glass-lining provides superior corrosion-resistance for the stainless-steel heat exchange system and for the 119-gallon, ASME-certified storage tank.

The iCOMM™ connectivity platform comes standard with each model and provides remote monitoring, control of the set point and differential, and run history for each connected unit through the optional A. O. Smith app. The technology also provides detailed diagnostic fault notifications and fault histories to help minimize downtime for repairs and reduce lost revenue caused by service interruptions.

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 advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and 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 80 years of research and innovation. For the most up-to-date A. O. Smith news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit

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