A.O Smith is a leader in the water heater industry. They have a complete line of water heaters, each one designed to fit any of your hot water needs.A.O Smith Vertex 100 Water Heater Review A.O Smith offers both residential as well as commercial applications. One of the premier selling water heaters is the A.O smith Vertex 100 Water Heater. The Vertex Model GDHE-50 has an energy efficiency rating of 96% and it has a constant supply of hot water whenever you need it.
The A.O Smith Vertex is a condensing gas water heater, as the water heater operates it has some similarities of a standard water heater but the difference is the exhaust travels through the middle of the tank where the flue gases are caught and rise to the top of the coil. They are then pushed down through the coil spirals to the bottom of the unit where they are released after all of the heat has been taken from the flue gases. The A.O Smith Vertex 100 can save about 30% on your water bills. The Vertex is low on emissions and is considered to be an environmentally friendly water heater.
The GDHE-50 Vertex 100 has a 50 gallon tank water heater that exceeds a regular gas atmospheric vent 75 gallon water heater. The BTU rating is 100,000 per hour and along with the combination of the high energy efficiency the Vertex can offer an endless supply of hot water when you need it. Even if you live in a house where hot water is in demand more in the morning and in the evening. You won’t have to wait minutes anymore after someone has already taken a shower, you can use the hot water again in seconds. The unit puts out 4 gallons per minute and the first hour delivery is 164 gallons and the recovery rate is 129 gallons with a 90 degrees Fahrenheit rise.
The installation is more flexible with the A.O Smith Vertex 100 Water Heater. It can be installed with 120 feet of either PVC, ABS or CPVC Piping. There is a concentric venting kit available as well. The A.O Smith Vertex 100 comes with a condensate drain tee, temperature and pressure valve and the unit is a mounted hot and cold re-circulator valve. The unit comes pre-wired and tested before being shipped out. The GDHE-50 Vertex 100 comes equipped with an LCD display that shows diagnostic codes as well as temperature control.
The heat exchanger coil and the inside of the tank are both lined with a glass lining. This will help prolong the life of your water heater and keeps the heat in when the water heater is on standby. The unit comes with 2 anode rods that will protect the tank from sediment build up and corrosion. You can use either natural gas or propane with the Vertex 100. All of the inner components are high quality and high performance parts. A.O Smith offers a 6 year limited warranty on parts and on the tank.