USA: Water Heaters: Water Heater Manufacturers
ABOUT WATER HEATERS
There are two main categories of water heater: residential and commercial. Each may be powered by electricity or gas. Gas powered residential water heaters usually have a type of vent which requires only one opening through an adjacent wall or through the roof.
Most water heaters heat water in a tank, from which the heated water is drawn as required. Tankless water heaters are also available. These heat the water only as it is required. This avoids any loss of thermal energy from heated water which is not being used.
Please see also our Product Guide on Tankless Water Heaters.
LEADING USA WATER HEATER MANUFACTURERS
The following leading water heaters manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of water heaters, including online catalogs, colors and materials for water heaters, and care and maintenance of water heaters.
American Water Heaters. American Water Heaters, based in Johnson City, Tennessee, is a leading manufacturer of water heating systems. Its website is organised around the following product ranges: Residential Electric Water Heaters, Residential Gas Water Heaters, Commercial Electric Water Heaters, and Commercial Gas Water Heaters. The company has more than 1,000 employees, and produces thousands of water heaters a day on its automated tank manufacturing line. American Water Heaters also supplies a wide range of factory authorized replacement parts for water heaters, including water heaters made by other American companies.
A O Smith: Water Heaters. A O Smith, based in Ashland, Tennessee, is a leading manufacturer of water heaters. The company has five other manufacturing facilities in North America, together with factories in Chine and the Netherlands. It was founded in 1939, and pioneered the use of glass linings in residential water heaters. Its Vertex range of Residential Gas Water Heaters is available in power-vent and power-direct-vent versions. The fully condensing design produces continuous hot water, with up to 96% thermal efficiency.
Rinai: Tankless Water Heaters. Rinnai, headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, is the world's largest manufacturer of gas appliances. It has 86 sales offices and 15 production facilities worldwide. It specialises in tankless water heaters for both residential and commercial applications. Rinnai tankless water heaters use a cool-to-the-touch vent system that provides sealed combustion and requires only one penetration through the roof or side wall. The heaters can have a vent up to 41 feet long, and are designed to operate at outdoor temperatures as low as -30 degrees F.
CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT DIRECTORIES
We recommend the following professional construction directories, which include standard specifications, manufacturers' specs, and CAD details: 4Specs at www.4specs.com, Arcat at www.arcat.com, Arcom at www.arcomnet.com, Reed at www.reedfirstsource.com, Sweets at www.sweets.construction.com.
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