Explore advantages of the American 40 gal gas water heaters and see what the most advanced features are, found in its Atmospheric, Direct and Power Vent models.
American Water Heating Company offers several types and models of natural and propane gas water heaters in one of the most popular categories - 40 gallons tank size.
This article gives an overview of all American 40-gal. models for residential water heating with its top strengths. Some water heaters are built with the high-quality materials, giving you, a consumer, the longest warranty, while other are designed mainly for the budget-friendly users. Here is the selection of the available models:
The American water heater DVG62-40538-NV comes from the ProLine series and offers standard warranty of 6 years on all parts, including the metal tank. What is typical for this gas water heater is that it comes with the enclosed combustion and direct venting of products of combustion, horizontally through the wall or vertically through the roof, and with the air intake drawn from the outside. With the gas input of 38,000 Btu and 2" thick foam insulation, this 40 gallons water heater operates with the recovery rate of 38.5 GPH and energy efficiency of 0.59.
American 40 gal gas water heaters from the Flame Guard series can be purchased with the 3 warranty options: 6, 9 and 12 years, which gives you different quality of protection. They all have a gas input of 40,000 Btu/hr and recovery rate of 40.5 GPH while the energy factor ranges from 0.59 to 0.63. All models from this Flame Guard series are built with the FVIR system and atmospheric venting, plus some of the superior features:
6-year warranty gas water heaters:
9 and 12-year warranty models:
PowerFlex PDVG62-40T42-NV is the Power Direct Vent unit that is built with the FVIR system and since its EF is 0.67, is the high efficient model and Energy Star approved. The thru-the-wall and thru-the-roof power venting allows flexible installation either horizontally or vertically. The Self-Diagnostic control system provides diagnostic codes for easier troubleshooting and repair. The water heater has 42.000 Btu/hr gas input and 42.6 GPH recovery rate and thanks to its high efficient blower the water heater is Low NOX certified.
Water heater PVG62-40T42-NV is another model from PowerFlex series that is Energy Star compliant and has the same features and warranty (6-years) as the above water heater. The only difference is that this water heater is Power Vented model, which allows transfer of products of combustion up to 125 feet from the water heater.
Ultra Low NOx American water heaters are environment friendly as they are equipped with the advanced burner system, which is stronger and produces less greenhouse gases than previous models. They also come with the advanced features such as:
UG61-40T40-3NV and UG62-40T40-3NV are both designed with the 40,000 Btu gas input and 41 GPH recovery rate, but since they have different foam thicknesses (1" and 2" thick insulation) they provide different energy efficiency (0.59 and 0.62).
American 40 gal gas water heaters are also available for the manufactured or mobile homes. Two models can be found; MFG-61-40T40-3PV is atmospheric vent with the 40,000 Btu, 40.5 GPH recovery rate and 0.59 EF, while the other MHSCGG-62-40T32-3NV is with the sealed gas combustion, 32,000 Btu, 33 GPH recovery rate and 0.59 EF, both with the same 6-year warranty.
As you can see from the above review, most of the American 40 gal gas water heaters come with the 6-year warranty, while there is only one model for 9-year and one for the 12-warranty. Some are more some are less expensive, but they are all designed for residential water heating, up to two bathroom homes.
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