We install only high-quality water heaters
Balanced Plumbing knows water heaters, and there are a few that we have used and highly recommend. Our years of experience in working with these products have taught us that these are reliable and dependable options when a replacement is needed.
A.O. Smith, GPHE-50 Vertex™ Power-Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater From A.O. Smith
A.O. Smith is our favorite brand for water heaters because their products are very dependable and innovative. The GPHE-50 Power Vent features a 50-gallon tank and a 76,000 BTU gas burner (we also recommend the 100-gallon). This high efficiency, tank-style water heater delivers a thermal efficiency of 90% and a recovery rate of 92 gallons per hour. We prefer to use the GPHE-50/100 Power Vent because it carries a 6-year limited warranty and meets Low NOx emission requirements.
A.O. Smith, GCV-50 ProMax® 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater From A.O. Smith
The ProMax® 300/301 Series gas water heater features a 50-gallon tank and a 40,000 BTU gas burner. This economical, tank-style water heater delivers a first-hour rating of 88 gallons and a recovery rate of 41 gallons per hour. We prefer to use the ProMax® series because it carries a 6-year limited warranty and meets Low NOx emission requirements. With a 0.58 Energy Factor, this water heater is not ENERGY STAR® qualified.
A.O. Smith, ATI-540H-N Tankless Water Heater From A.O. Smith
The ATI-540H-N tankless water heater uses up to 199,000 BTUs of natural gas to deliver a max flow rate of 6.6 GPM. We highly recommend the ATI-540H-N because it utilizes condensing technology to achieve an Energy Factor of 0.95, and is ENERGY STAR® qualified. This model meets Ultra-Low NOx emission requirements and comes with a 15-year limited warranty.
“When it comes to high-efficiency tankless water heaters, no one comes close to matching the expertise and innovation of A.O. Smith. With higher efficiency ratings and groundbreaking designs, our tankless water heaters feature non-condensing and condensing technology and are part of a new era in water heating.” ~ A.O. Smith