Polaris™ 50-Gallon High Efficiency Commercial Gas Water Heater

Model BTS-175
Capacity (Gallons)
Height Classification
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Fuel Source
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  • Condensing design operates at up to 96% thermal efficiency which saves money on operating costs compared to standard gas water heaters
  • Tank and helical heat exchanger are constructed from 444 stainless steel for excellent corrosion resistance
  • Ultra quiet blower and burner to minimize noise
  • Product Details
    • Condensing design operates at up to 96% thermal efficiency which saves money on operating costs compared to standard gas water heaters
    • Tank and helical heat exchanger are constructed from 444 stainless steel for excellent corrosion resistance
    • Ultra quiet blower and burner to minimize noise
    • Power direct vent design vents using PVC, CPVC or Polypropylene (solid core only) through a sidewall or roof
    • Advanced electronic control features large touchscreen display, precise temperature control and water heater status & diagnostics
    • Fully serviceable from front two access panels
    • Ultra Low NOx modulating gas burner complies with SCAQMD Rule 1146.2 and other Air Quality Management Districts with similar requirements
    • Side-mounted hot and cold recirculating taps can easily be installed with a recirculation system or as a part of a combined domestic & space heating system
    • CSA Certified and ASME rated T&P Relief Valve
    • 3-year limited tank and 1-year limited parts warranty

    • The Polaris is a light duty, fully condensing high efficiency commercial gas water heater. It can provide endless hot water when sized appropriately and can be used for a combination of domestic hot water and space heating. BTS-175 uses 175,000 BTU/h of gas to deliver 222 GPH at 90°F rise. A. O. Smith offers the largest commercial product selection available, including the most specified commercial unit in the U.S. We offer more than 500 different commercial models, including gas fired, oil-fired and electric configurations, ranging in capacities from 5 to 10,000 gallons, with input range from 50,000 BTU to the equivalent of 4,000,000 BTU. Our comprehensive line is the natural fit for spec jobs requiring everything from the smallest commercial installation up to the largest multi-structure complex.

    Specifications
    Tech Specs
    Nominal Gallon Capacity
    50 Gallons
    Rated Storage Volume
    48.5 Gallons
    Thermal Efficiency
    96%
    Maximum BTUs
    175,000
    Power Source
    GAS
    Limited Tank Warranty
    3 Years
    Limited Parts Warranty
    1 Years
    T&P Relief Valve
    Yes
    Water Connection Location
    SIDE
    ASME Certified
    No
    Amperes
    5
    Destination Country
    US
    Energy Star Certified
    true
    Fuel Source
    NATURAL
    Installation Type
    INDOOR
    Minimum BTUs
    80,000.00
    Application
    COMMERCIAL
    Recovery Rise at 90°F
    226
    Shipping Height 
    69.25
    Shipping Length 
    26
    Shipping Width 
    26
    Side Loop
    No
    Voltage
    120
    Dimension & Venting
    Type
    Water Heater
    Diameter
    22 in."
    Shipping Weight
    196lbs
    Vent Type
    Power Direct Vent