AO Smith is one of the leaders when it comes to high performance, high quality energy efficient water heaters. One of their premier selling water heaters is the AO Smith Vertex 100 Power Direct Vent Gas Water Heater. The Vertex 100 or Model Number GDHE-50 is a different style of water heater; this water heater can offer an amazing 96% efficiency and a near perfect endless supply of hot water. This water heater is a gas condensing water heater which means that it will start running like a typical water heater with the burner located under the tank but the exhaust will run through the middle of the tank rather than straight up like other water heaters.
The hot flue gases are them captured and then released to rise to the top of the coil. Then they are forced down through the spirals of the coil located at the bottom of the unit where they are released after all of the heat has been removed. The AO Smith Vertex 100 Power Direct Vent Gas Water Heater has been rated Energy Star Compliant. This means that you will start to see saving very soon after installing. Energy Star reports that with the added surface area of the coil, it will allow so much heat to be transferred to the water than the average family could save about $ 170 a year and about 30% on your energy bills.
The AO Smith Vertex 100 Power Direct Vent Gas Water Heater or GDHE-50 is a 50 gallon tank water heater that offers more than a typical gas atmospheric vent 75 gallon water heater. The unit comes equipped with 100,000 BTU burner, this is used in combination with the high efficiency can offer your home an endless supply of hot water at 4 gallons per minute.
The Vertex 100 offers first hour delivery of 164 gallons of water and it has a recovery rate of 129 gallons with a 90 degree Fahrenheit rise. This water heater can be vented with PVC, ABS or CPVC Pipe and can also be concentric vented and it has an optional kit. The Vertex comes with a drain tee as well as a factory installed Temperature and Pressure valve. It has side mounted hot and cold recirculation taps; these will allow the hot water to recirculate with almost any application including radiant floor heating.
The AO Smith Vertex 100 Power Direct Vent Gas Water Heater offers an electronic control panel with an LCD Display that is easy to read and easy to program. With this display you can see and diagnose problems as well as choose and set temperature control. The water heater heat exchanger coil and the inside and outside are protected with coated glass lining, this is put in place to protect the tank from corrosion and for added protection of the heat exchanger and the two anode rods.
If you are looking for a new water heater, the AO Smith Vertex 100 Power Direct Vent Gas Water Heater is a great place to start. Contact an AO Smith sales representative to answer any questions that you may have. If you are looking for a high efficient, high quality, dependable and long lasting water heater, then you are looking in the right place.