A. O. Smith Receives Second Consecutive ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

April 02, 2020


ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. — A. O. Smith, a leading manufacturer of hot water solutions for homes and businesses, has been named a 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for its contribution and dedication to manufacturing high-efficiency water heaters. This is the second consecutive year that A. O. Smith has received this honor. Award winners are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Each year, ENERGY STAR acknowledges businesses and organizations that lead their respective industries in protecting the environment and demonstrating superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency.

“At A. O. Smith, we have tremendous respect and admiration for the leadership at ENERGY STAR. We pride ourselves on consistent innovation and designing the most energy-efficient solutions, so winning this award once again is truly an honor,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith. “As the industry evolves, energy efficiency and environmental protection will continue to be a top priority for our customers and our company.”

At the beginning of the year, A. O. Smith launched the ProLine® XE Gas Tankless with X3™ Scale Prevention Technology, making it the first tankless product that maintains “like-new” performance longer without requiring regular scale-related maintenance. All tankless heaters with X3 Technology are ENERGY STAR-qualified with a Uniform Energy Factor up to 0.93.

“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA principal deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”

A. O. Smith prioritizes incorporating commercial-grade components into its residential models, while maintaining high efficiency energy standards and reliability.

For a complete list of 2020 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

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 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

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500 companies—rely on their partnership with EPA to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its thousands of partners helped American families and businesses save more than 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2018 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid nearly $35 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: and

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