A review of the best AO Smith gas water heaters to buy for residential homes and features to look for. Check out both tankless and conventional tank-type heaters with the advantages and benefits of both. See the differences between cheaper and expensive gas models.
As the list of gas-powered water heaters from AO Smith is long, this review will cover only the best and most advanced models. It is meant for those homeowners looking either for an affordable one or shopping for the most advanced models with state-of-the-art design.
There are several categories you can select from:
Most of the above gas water heaters with storage tanks come with a warranty of 6 and 8 years, energy efficiency up to 0.69, and are used for small to mid-size homes.
The best models, such as Polaris and Vertex models come with a 10-year warranty, and since they have powerful and high-performance burners they are mostly used in average and large homes with 3-4 showers.
Tankless water heaters are available as non-condensing and condensing, heating water on demand and delivering hot water in continuous supply to up to 3 showers working simultaneously. They have the longest warranty of all gas water heaters - 15 years.
AO Smith gas water heaters come with many useful features where some are more and some less advanced. As explained in this article, the main features that are included in most models are:
The best gas water heaters from AO Smith are designed with commercial-grade components and include condensing technology, advanced diagnostics, high or continuous water flow rate, state-of-the-art technology, superior high efficiency, and ultra-low gas emission for better environmental protection.
These models are coming from the ProLine XE series, as shown in the review of 50-gal units below:
The best AO Smith gas water heaters with the tankless design utilize the following features; two strong and ultra-efficient heat exchangers, condensing technology for the ultra-high energy efficiency of 0.95, built-in recirculation pump for faster hot water delivery, and ultra-low NOx for less pollution.
All models are from the ProLine XE series.
The most powerful tankless model is ATI-540H, designed to deliver up to 10 GPM of hot water, enough to supply hot water to homes with up to 4 showers, or even more when using an Easy Link or Multi-Unit system.
This tankless unit is small and compact and can be installed indoors with the power or power-direct venting system or outdoor, as ventless. It is also smart where the built-in advanced electronics monitor the whole operation while helping with the diagnostics system for easier troubleshooting.
All the tankless units are equipped with the safety elements to protect the system from extreme temperatures, pressure, and freezing, while the long warranty of 15 years provides a peace of mind to the owners.
How to contact AO Smith:
Official website: hotwater.com