Explore Bradford White gas water heaters and its superior features. See which models are using Power -, Direct - and Atmospheric venting and how Energy Star compliance results in high efficient water heating - for great savings.
Bradford White offers a variety of natural and propane gas water heaters for home water heating, and they are divided into the two main groups: storage tank-type and tankless models. Tankless group is much smaller and is designed for high efficient water heating in homes that has greater demand for hot water, while providing it in continuous supply and on demand.
The group that
consists of water storage tanks is much bigger and below you will
explore variety of types and models with and without Energy Star
ICON system is the system that includes a sophisticated and intelligent gas control technology supported by the microprocessor for your benefits and energy savings. The ICON system offers the advanced temperature control for the accurate and consistent water temperature, enhanced First Hour Delivery, diagnostic codes for easy troubleshooting, energy independence and other advantages that increase the safety, performance and efficiency.
Defender Safety System includes the ScreenLok Technology which prevents the flames from the combustion chamber escape outside the water heater. The technology resists igniting flammable vapors, which allows Bradford White gas water heaters FVIR and ANSI compliance. The benefits that come with this feature are the increased efficiency, low NOx emission, less maintenance and longevity of the unit. Some models also include the Eco-Defender system which provides even better environment protection as its improved gas burner allows combustion with the ultra-low NOx emission.
Hydrojet or Hydrojet 2 System with a specially designed dip tube allows turbulent mixing of the incoming cold water and water stored inside the tank. With this efficient mixing, energy consumption and sediment build-up are reduced.
Bradford White gas water heaters that utilize atmospheric venting can be found as:
Bradford White water heater from the High Efficiency eF series has a capacity of 50 gallons and it features a dual-pass heat exchanger which is capable to provide an ultra efficient water heating, with the energy factor of over 0.9.
There are four models in this group, with the capacities from
75 gallons and maximum energy efficiency of 0.70. All models, except a
75-gal unit are Energy Star compliant. Due to the closed combustion
system, these models with the twin-pipe venting system, are great for
areas that lack fresh air for gas combustion.
Bradford White gas water heaters with the direct venting utilize a co-axial venting system, a system that uses a pipe within a pipe for moving the flue gases out and bringing the fresh combustion air in.
Direct Vent water heaters are designed with the closed combustion chamber and are used in situation where there is an insufficient combustion air flow.
There are three models available for residential applications; 40, 48 and 50 gallons and all models have a low energy factor of maximum 0.62. Direct vent models for manufactured homes are also available.
Bradford White gas water heaters are also high efficient and Energy Star compliant and can be found among all the above groups: Atmospheric Vent, Power Vent, Ultra Low NOx Power Vent, as they meet minimum requirements such as the Energy Factor of 0.67 and FHR 67 gallons.
Atmospheric Vent (natural gas -N, propane -X):
Power Vent (natural gas -N, propane -X):
Power Direct Vent (natural gas -N, propane -X):
Power Vent Ultra Low (natural gas -N):
Power Direct vent Ultra Low (natural gas -N):
The above models for residential water heating are also eco-friendly as some utilize the ultra-low NOx gas burners. The tank-type water heaters come with the warranty of 6 and 10 years, while the tankless have a longer 12-year warranty.
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