Vertex™ 75-Gallon Ultra-Low NOx Power Direct Vent Natural Gas Water Heater

Model GDHE-75
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
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Capacity (Gallons)
Fuel Source

  • Delivers 130-gallon first hour rating
  • Versatile ENERGY STAR® certified power direct vent design delivers up to 0.88 Uniform Energy Factor (96% Thermal Efficiency)
  • Advanced high efficiency condensing design delivers energy savings & continuous hot water at a constant flow of over 4 gallons per minute
  • Product Details
    • Delivers 130-gallon first hour rating
    • Versatile ENERGY STAR® certified power direct vent design delivers up to 0.88 Uniform Energy Factor (96% Thermal Efficiency)
    • Advanced high efficiency condensing design delivers energy savings & continuous hot water at a constant flow of over 4 gallons per minute
    • Helical coil internal heat exchanger lengthens heat transfer cycle and reduces lime & scale build-up to maintain high efficiency operation
    • Power direct vent design installs with 2" or 3" PVC, CPVC or polypropylene pipe terminating through outside wall
    • Top fired Ultra-Low NOX gas burner, meets or exceeds emission requirements in California & Utah
    • Push-button piezo ignitor makes lighting pilot fast & easy
    • Patented Blue Diamond® glass tank lining protects against corrosion
    • 6-year limited tank and parts warranty

    • The Vertex™ 75-Gallon Ultra-Low NOx Power Direct Vent Natural Gas Water Heater offers unprecedented levels of performance to meet your hot water needs. Featuring a 75-gallon (nominal) tank and a 100,000 BTU gas burner, the GDHE-75 Power Direct Vent delivers a thermal efficiency of 96%, a Uniform Energy Factor of 0.86, and a recovery rate of 129 gallons per hour. It carries a 6-year limited warranty, and meets Ultra-Low NOx emission requirements. Environmentally-friendly insulation and factory-installed heat trap nipples reduce heat loss for maximum energy savings. This ProLine® water heater is designed with A. O. Smith's superior commercial-grade tank protection. Advanced tank features include stainless steel CoreGard™ anode rod, Blue Diamond® glass lining and DynaClean™ automatic sediment-cleaning system, all designed to help protect the tank from the corrosive effects of water and extend the life of the water heater. A. O. Smith’s ProLine® water heaters are residential products built to commercial-grade standards and are only available for purchase through professional wholesalers and contractors.

    Specifications
    Tech Specs
    Nominal Gallon Capacity
    75 Gallons
    Rated Storage Volume
    73.7 Gallons
    UEF
    0.86
    Thermal Efficiency
    96%
    Maximum BTUs
    100,000
    Power Source
    GAS
    Limited Tank Warranty
    6 Years
    Limited Parts Warranty
    6 Years
    T&P Relief Valve
    Yes
    Water Connection Location
    BOTH
    Water Connection Size
    0.75"
    First Hour Rating
    130 Gallons
    ASME Certified
    No
    Amperes
    5
    Blanket Included
    No
    Destination Country
    US
    ENERGY STAR® Certified
    true
    Fuel Source
    NATURAL
    Height to Gas Valve
    61.00
    Height to T&P
    46.25
    Ignition Type
    Electronic Hot Surface Igniter
    Installation Type
    INDOOR
    Application
    RESIDENTIAL
    Recovery Rise at 90°F
    129
    Shipping Height 
    74"
    Shipping Length 
    36"
    Shipping Width 
    34.5"
    Side Loop
    Yes
    Voltage
    120
    Dimension & Venting
    Type
    Water Heater
    Height
    65.5"
    Diameter
    27.75 in."
    Shipping Weight
    382lbs
    Vent Type
    Power Vent
    Maintenance & Troubleshooting
    Troubleshooting

    Residential High Efficiency Power Direct Vent - Top Service Items - Blocked Air Intake Error

    Residential High Efficiency Power Direct Vent - Top Service Items - Blocked Exhaust Error

    Residential High Efficiency Power Direct Vent - Top Service Items - Ignition Failure

    Residential High Efficiency Power Direct Vent - Top Service Items - No Blower Speed Feedback

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