How A. O. Smith is Revolutionizing Water Heating with New Products at IBS 2024

A. O. Smith, a leading manufacturer of water heating and treatment products, will showcase its latest innovations in heat pump and tankless water heating technology at the 2024 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) on February 27–29 in Las Vegas. The company will introduce the new Voltex® MAX heat pump water heater, the Adapt™ Premium Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater with X3® Scale Prevention Technology, and other products that offer energy efficiency, durability, and performance for residential and commercial applications.

Voltex® MAX Heat Pump Water Heater

The Voltex® MAX heat pump water heater is a hybrid electric model that combines the best features of heat pump and electric water heaters. It offers four operating modes: Efficiency, Hybrid, Electric, and Vacation, to optimize energy savings and performance. The Voltex® MAX can deliver up to 4.5 times more hot water than a standard electric water heater, while reducing energy consumption by up to 73%. It also features a user-friendly digital display, a ducting kit for flexible installation, and a 10-year limited warranty.

The Voltex® MAX is available in 50, 66, and 80 gallon capacities, with a Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) of 3.45, 3.42, and 3.39 respectively. It is ENERGY STAR® certified and eligible for federal and state tax credits and rebates.

Adapt™ Premium Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater with X3® Scale Prevention Technology

The Adapt™ Premium Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater with X3® Scale Prevention Technology is a high-efficiency model that provides endless hot water on demand, while protecting the heat exchanger from scale buildup. The X3® technology uses a sacrificial anode rod that creates a protective layer on the heat exchanger, extending its life and performance. The Adapt™ Premium also features a recirculation pump that delivers hot water faster, a built-in Wi-Fi module that enables remote control and monitoring, and a 15-year limited warranty.

The Adapt™ Premium is available in natural gas and propane models, with a maximum input of 199,000 BTU/h and a UEF of 0.93. It is ENERGY STAR® certified and meets the Ultra-Low NOx emission standards.

Other Products on Display

In addition to the Voltex® MAX and the Adapt™ Premium, A. O. Smith will also exhibit the following products at the IBS 2024:

  • Voltex® AL and Voltex® 120V heat pump water heaters: These models are designed for light commercial and multifamily applications, offering high efficiency, easy installation, and space saving.
  • CHP-120 commercial heat pump water heater: This model is ideal for commercial applications that require large amounts of hot water, such as restaurants, hotels, and laundries. It can reduce energy costs by up to 50% compared to conventional electric water heaters.
  • Cyclone® MXi commercial water heater: This model is a condensing gas water heater that delivers up to 98% thermal efficiency, with a helical coil heat exchanger and a modulating burner. It is available in multiple sizes and configurations, with a 5-year limited warranty.

About A. O. Smith

A. O. Smith is a global leader in water heating and treatment products, with over 145 years of history and innovation. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers, water softeners, filters, and purifiers, as well as water solutions for various industries. A. O. Smith is committed to delivering quality, reliability, and value to its customers, while enhancing the environment and society.

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