A.O. Smith Water Products Company engages in designing, manufacturing, and distributing commercial and residential water heaters, commercial boilers, storage tanks, and related products. It offers residential and commercial electric water heaters, residential and commercial gas water heaters, commercial oil-fired water heaters, specialty commercial systems, and pump and expansion tanks. The company has manufacturing facilities in North America, as well as Nanjing, China; and Veldhoven, the Netherlands. It also has locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, and the United States. A.O. Smith Water Products Company sells its products thr...
500 Tennessee Waltz Parkway
Ashland City, TN 37015
Founded in 1936
A. O. Smith Announces New ProMax® Direct Vent Gas Water Heater
Jun 25 14
A. O. Smith introduced an extension of its energy-efficient line of residential gas water heaters with the new ProMax® Direct Vent Gas Water Heater. Redesigned to utilize improvements to the Power Vent line, the standard input ProMax Direct Vent product is now outfitted with two-inch foam insulation, making it the most efficient product in its category. The improved design offers energy factors (EF) of up to 0.60. The ProMax Direct Vent processes up to 55,000 BTUs an hour and is offered in four models: indoor, GDV-40; indoor, GDV-50; indoor, GDVT-50; and indoor, GDV-75. Available in 40-, 50- and 75-gallon capacities, the ProMax Direct Vent comes with a standard factory-supplied kit with several adjustable venting features that can expand up to 80 feet, making installation simple and convenient in a wide range of applications. With its one-pipe, dual-channel closed system the unit draws clean air from outside the home, eliminating issues caused by insufficient indoor ventilation. All units are Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant (FVIR) compliant. Additional product features include a direct vent sealed combustion system, intelligent control logic, a self-powered electronic gas valve, a CSA-certified and ASME-rated temperature and pressure (T&P) valve, a Blue Diamond® glass-lined tank and a durable, patented "eco-friendly" design that reduces NOx emissions up to 33%. With compatible replacement parts to the existing direct vent product line, the new ProMax Direct Vent offers a six-year limited warranty.