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Vertex™ 100 Power Direct Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

Vertex™ 100 Power Direct Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

Vertex™ 100 Power Direct Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

Model GDHE-50

ENERGY STAR

The GDHE-50 Vertex™ Power Direct Vent gas water heater is designed specifically to generate a constant flow of 4 gallons per minute, resulting in continuous hot water for your home.

Featuring a 50-gallon (nominal) tank and a 100,000 BTU gas burner, the GDHE-50 Power Direct Vent delivers a thermal efficiency of 96%, a Uniform Energy Factor of 0.88, and a recovery rate of 129 gallons per hour. It carries a 6-year limited warranty, and meets Ultra-Low NOx emission requirements.

Where to Buy

Where to Buy

Ashburn, VA 20149

Location #1

Donald Newton Plumbing Inc.

Falls Church, VA

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Location #2

Stang Plumbing

Gaithersburg, MD

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Location #3

Master Plumbing & Mechanical Inc

Silver Spring, MD

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Is this enough hot water?

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Number of minutes you can enjoy a shower before running out of hot water. Assumes a 2.2 GPM flow rate.

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minutes

single shower length

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Number of back-to-back showers you can take without running out of hot water. Assumes a 2.2 GPM flow rate and an 8 minute shower length.

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showers

back-to-back

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Number of showers you can take at the same time without running out of hot water.Assumes a 2.2 GPM flow rate and an 8 minute shower length.

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showers

at the same time

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Biggest tub this water heater will fill without running out of hot water. Assumes a 5.0 GPM flow rate, and a 67% fill level.

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gallons

maximum tub size

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Number of minutes required to fill a 55 gallon tub. Assumes a 5.0 GPM flow rate and a 67% fill level.

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time to fill tub

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The estimated annual cost to operate this water heater in Ashburn, VA.

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estimated energy cost

Many factors affect the actual performance of a water heater. This represents our closest approximation of your likely experience with this water heater in Ashburn, VA, but actual performance may vary depending on factors beyond our ability to control or estimate. To view or adjust our assumptions of the most common factors that impact this product’s performance in Ashburn, VA, please view the advanced settings. *Annual energy costs are estimated from the energy efficiency of each water heater, your household’s estimated water usage & set temperature, the average groundwater temperature for your location, and residential energy prices as reported by the Department of Energy.

Product Features & Options

Helical Coil Heat Exchanger

Spiral heat exchanger keeps hot combustion gases in the tank longer to lengthen the heat transfer cycle. It's positioned in the center of the tank for more even and efficient heat distribution, which saves money on operating costs compared to a standard gas water heater.

Side-Mounted Recirculating Taps

For installation with combination space heating/potable water heating applications (such as with air handlers) or any system requiring a recirculating hot water loop.

Advanced Electronic Control

Large LCD display; Precise temperature control; Advanced diagnostics; iCOMM Compatable.

Brass Drain Valve

• Solid brass, tamper resistant, enhanced-flow, ball type, valve.

• Uses a standard female hose fitting that allows for fast and easy draining during maintenance.

• Screwdriver slot features a 1/4 turn radius, for straight-through water flow and a quick and positive shut off.

How it Works

The GDHE-50 Vertex™ Power Direct Vent gas water heater delivers an unprecedented 96% thermal efficiency rating and is designed specifically to generate a constant flow of 4 gallons per minute, resulting in continuous hot water for your home.

Certifications

6

year

limited warranty

0.88

Uniform Energy Factor

CSA International Low Lead Content Certification in compliance with U.S. and Canadian safety standards on gas components
AHRI Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Green Choice is an environmentally friendly gas burner that cuts residential water heater emissions - NOx - by up to 33% and is used in both natural or propane gas water-heater models

Product Specifications


Tech Specs
Nominal Capacity:
?Nominal capacity is the representative number pursuant to the safety standard certification process for water heaters
50
Rated Storage Volume
?Rated Storage Volume = Rated storage volume is the measured storage volume defined by the Department of Energy.
49
UEF 0.88
Maximum BTUs: 100,000
Standby Loss BTUs per Hour: 499
Power Source: Natural Gas
Limited Tank Warranty: 6 Years
Limited Parts Warranty: 6 Years
Anode: Standard Anode
Anode 2: Standard Anode
T&P Relief Valve: Yes
Pilot Reset Button: Yes
Ignition Type: Electronic
Water Connection Location: Top
Water Connection Size: 3/4"
Emissions: Ultra-Low NOx
LEED Rating: 1
ENERGY STAR®: Yes
Digital Display: Yes
First Hour Rating: 100
Dimensions & Venting
Type: Tall
Height: 66 3/4"
Height w/Draft Hood: 66 3/4"
Diameter: 22"
Width: 22"
Depth: 22"
Vent Type: Power Direct Vent

Incentives

Rebate and incentive programs provide cash-back to consumers for the purchase of appliances that meet certain energy efficiency standards. Often, these standards are tied to the ENERGY STAR® program.

Cash for Appliances is designed to encourage the purchase of energy efficient appliances. Consumers who purchase ENERGY STAR® or CEE qualified appliances can receive cash rebates. Most states are offering rebates in the $50 to $250 range.

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