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Tank Type Water Heaters For Your Home in Boise, Nampa, Kuna, Meridian Or Caldwell

Tank Type Water Heaters

Drake Mechanical's plumbers have chosen to sell and install A.O. Smith Tank type water heaters for many reasons.  One is the fact that we have very few problems with them.  They are reliable and last a long time.  They have an 8 year tank warranty rather than the 6 year warranty that other tanks have.  A.O. Smith has a great standard water heater warranty and an even better extended warranty.  Unlike other water heater brands you don't have to add parts to them to get the extended warranty.  This means that the A.O. Smith water heaters are already a great product.  What does an extended warranty mean to you though?  It means if the tank leaks in those 10 years then you get a new water heater.  How great of a deal is that?  A.O. Smith water heaters are also energy efficient.  A.O. Smith water heaters are also one of the lowest NoX water heaters out there which means it burns more efficiently and cleaner so it is good for you and good for the environment.   If you are replacing your 20 year old water heater with a new energy efficient A.O. Smith water heater you will most likely notice your power or gas usage going down due to more efficient heating elements and also the amount of insulation that they have on the tank. 

 

Water Heater Maintenance?

What is water heater maintenance?  Do I still need to check and flush my water heater every year you might ask?  The answer is yes.  As a water heater heats water some of the minerals, calcium and other stuff is cooked out of the water and settles on the bottom of the water heater, this means that with a gas water heater for example the heat from the water heaters burner has to try and transfer through all of those deposits before it can get to the water to heat it.  What this means to you is that wasted energy turns into wasted dollars.  If you are on a well and have sand  in your water you will also find that you are slowly filling your water heater up with sand and debris and loosing tank capacity.  As that happens you will notice you are running out of water more frequently as the sand and minerals take up more space.  The best thing you can do is have one of our licensed plumbers come out and perform our 30 point plumbing inspection which includes flushing the water heater.    The other things that are checked on a service call are proper operation of the safety features that will keep it from exploding in a worst case scenario, and also proper operation of both heating elements or the burner(s).   For an example of what is done on a water heater inspection and flush CLICK HERE and see a short video by made by a couple of Drake Mechanicals plumbers.  One other thing you can do is have our one of our plumbers install a water softerner in your home if you don't already have one.  Water softerners and water heaters go hand in hand.  A water softener will help with the life span of your water heater no matter what kind of water heater you have from tankless water heaters to tank type water heaters by removing a lot of those minerals and other things out of your water before they can get to the water heater and settle to the bottom.  

WATER HEATER REPAIR IN BOISE

Where does Drake Mechanical provide these water heater services?

Whether you need a new water heater in Boise, an estimate on a new water heater in Meridian, a new water heater element in Nampa or just getting your water heater flushed in out and serviced in Caldwell we have you covered.  Drake Mechanical can also take care of you from Eagle to Kuna, Middleton out to Marsing.  No job is too big or to small. 

A.O. Smith Water Heater Models

ProMax Plus High Recovery gas water heater is one of the A.O. Smith family of water heaters high recovery, high efficiency options.  The ProMax water heater is designed with your families water demand needs in mind.  With up to 150 gallon per hour recovery you can always be sure that you won't be running out of water any time soon.  This water heater also has 33% less emissions than standard tank type water heaters.  There are quite a few models of the A.O. Smith High Recovery Water heater.

  • A.O. Smith Model GCVT-40 is a 40 gallon gas water heater with a 75 gallon first hour rating at 90 degree temperature rise.  This water heater has a 50,000 BTU rating.
  • A.O. Smith Model GCT-50 is a 48 gallon gas water heater with a 90 gallon first hour rating at 90 degree temperature rise.  This water heater is also 50,000 BTU.
  • The A.O. Smith Model GCVX-50 is a 50 gallon gas water heater with a 93 gallon first hour rating at 90 degrees temperature rise.  This water heater has a 65,000 BTU rating.
  • The A.O. Smith Model GCV-65 is a 65 gallon gas water heater with a 116 gallon first hour rating at 90 degree temperature rise.  This water heater has a 65,000 BTU rating.

a.o. smith promax plus high recovery

The A.O. Smith ProMax water heat is a great heater for any home or office.  With this water heaters low NOx emissions, Duraclean system that helps prevent sediment buildup and piezo igniter system you can't really go wrong.  From the common 40 gallon gas water heater to the ever popular 50 gallon water heater we love them all.  Let our techs help you pick out which water heater is right for your family. 

A.O. Smith water heaters

The A.O. Smith Promax High Efficiency water heater is yet another great reason that Drake Mechanical prefers A.O. Smith.  The high efficiency model is great for anyone.  This model of water heater comes in 30-50 gallon sizes, uses less fuel which saves you money on utilities, and uses the same great water heater technology that produces low emissions, is easy to light and has the same great A.O. Smith water heater warranty!  The A.O. Smith ProMax High Efficiency water heater comes in a few different models so that you can choose the one that fits you and your families needs the best.

  • The A.O. Smith High Efficiency water heater model GCF-40 Is a 40 gallon, 40,000 BTU gas water heater with a first hour delivery of 67 gallons of hot water at a 90 degree temperature rise.
  • The A.O. Smith High Efficiency water heater model GCF-50 is a 40 gallon, 40,000 BTU gas water heater with a first hour delivery of 81 gallons of hot water at a 90 degree temperature rise.
  • The A.O. Smith High Efficiency water heater model GCFL-40 is a short version of the 40 gallon gas water heater.  The GCFL has a rating of 40,000 BTU's and a first hour delivery of 67 gallons of hot water at a temperatur rise of 90 degrees.

AO Smith Conservationist

The A.O. Smith ProMax gas water heater is a standard gas water heater.  The ProMax is a great water heater and even though is a standard model it is fully loaded with features.  The ProMax water heater has features like the intelligent control logic, self powered electronic gas valve, this water heater is flammable vapor ignition compliant.  The DynaClean diffuser dip tube reduces lime and sediment buildup.  The ProMax is also environmentally friendly with it's eco-friendly  green choice gas burner that reduces NOx emissions by 33% in comparison to standard water heater burners.  There are a few models of the A.O. Smith ProMax water heater that you can choose from to fit your family and household hot water needs.

  • The A.O. Smith model GCV-30 is a 30 gallon, 35,500 BTU gas water heater with a first hour rating of 67 gallons 
  • The A.O. Smith model GCV-40 is a 40 gallon, 40,000 BTU gas water heater with a first hour rating of 70 gallons
  • The A.O. Smith model GCV-50 is a 50 gallon, 40,000 BTU gas water heater with a first hour rating of 88 gallons
  • The A.O. Smith model GCVL-30 is a 30 gallon short water heater that is 35,500 BTU with a first hour rating of 60 gallons 
  • The A.O. Smith model GCVL-40 is a 40 gallon short water heater that is a 40,000 BTU with a first hour rating of 70 gallons
  • The A.O. Smith model GCVL-50 is a 50 gallon short water heater what has a 40,000 BTU gas burner with a first hour rating of 80 gallons

A.O. Smith ProMax Gas Water Heater In Boise

The AO Smith Conservationist is a top of the line electric water heater.  The Conservationist electric water heater is loaded with all of the A.O. Smith bells and whistles including their latest innovations.  This electric water heater works great in Boise, Nampa, Caldwell and any of the surrounding Treasure Valley locations.  The Conservationist electric water heater has the highest energy factors, it is one of the most efficient electric water heaters with environmentally friendly non CFC foam insulation.   The factory installed heat trap nipples help with installation ease and reduce standby heat loss.  The Conservationist electric water heater also comes with A.O. Smith's Blue Diamond glass coating that provides you superior corrosion resistance compared to industry standard glass lining.  The A.O. Smith Conservationist comes in quite a few different models that fit your application the best.  Call us today and have your new water heater installed by the best plumbers in Boise.

  • The A.O. Smith Model PXHT-40 is an 40 gallon electric water heater with a first hour rating of 56 gallons.
  • The A.O. Smith Model PXHT-52 is an 50 gallon electric water heater with a first hour rating of 60 gallons.
  • The A.O. Smith Model PXHT-66 is an 66 gallon electric water heater with a first hour rating of 72 gallons.
  • The A.O. Smith Model PXHT-80 is an 80 gallon electric water heater with a first hour rating of 81 gallons.

A.O. Smith also make a couple of lowboy model water heaters for those tight space installations.

  • The A.O. Smith Model PXHS-40 is a 40 gallon short water heater with a 52 gallon first hour rating
  • The A.O. Smith Model PXHS-50 is  a 50 gallon short electric water heater with a 62 gallon first hour rating. 

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Here Are Also Few Of the Rheem Water Heater Products That We Stock for Tank Type Water Heaters (of course we can get any water heater that you want)

 

RGH PRO40-40F
This is a 40 gallon Rheem Professional Gas Water Heater with an 8 year limited tank warranty

RHG PRO50-40F
This is a 50 Gallon Rheem Professional Gas Water Heater with an 8 year limited tank warranty

42VR40-40F
This is a 40 Gallon Rheem Fury Gas Water Heater with an 6 year limited tank warranty (for applications where space is a problem)

42VR50-40F
This is a 50 Gallon Rheem Fury Gas Water Heater with an 6 year limited tank warranty (for applications where space is a problem)

RHE PRO40-2
This is an energy efficient Rheem Professional Electric Water Heater with an 8 year limited tank and parts warranty

RHE PRO52-2
This is an energy efficient Rheem Professional Electric Water Heater with an 8 year limited tank and parts warranty

82VH40-2
This in an 40 gallon Energy Miser Rheem Fury electric water heater with an 6 year limited tank and parts warranty (for use when you have space constraints)

82V52-2
This is an 50 gallon Energy Miser Rheem Fury Electric water heater with an 6 year limited tank and parts warranty (for use when you have space constraints) 

XR90 Series
Energy Efficient 29 gallon Gas Water heater that is energy star rated, has a smaller footprint than a 50 gallon and puts out more water at a higher recovery rate and temperature.  This water heater gives you more hot water in a smaller space.  You don't have to up size the gas piping, still has the Rheem guardian system and provides peace of mind.  6 Year Tank Warranty that is upgrade able to a ten year.

So if you want to save money on your gas water heater and open up some floor space in any part of the treasure valley from Boise to Meridian, Nampa or Caldwell and even out to Ontario or Mountain home just give us a call.  We will help you figure out what is the best system for your particular application and families needs. 

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  • Boise
  • Meridian
  • Eagle
  • Kuna
  • Star
  • Middleton
  • Marsing
  • Mountain Home
  • Nyssa
  • Ontario
  • Idaho City
  • Garden Valley
  • Notus
  • Parma
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