American 30-gallon Gas Water Heaters Comparison

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Review of the American 30-gallon gas water heaters with the top features organized in the comparison chart for easy find.


Comparing American 30-gal WH - Technical Data

Specs.
---------
Model
Input
(Btu)
x1000
First
Hour
Delivery
(GPH)
Recovery
Rate
(90F)
(GPH)
Efficie-
ncy
Approx.
Height/
Type
(Inch)
Vent
Type
Warr
anty
Ultra Low-NOx
UG61-30T30-3NV 30 - 31 0.61 60
A 6
Polaris
PG1034-100-2NV** 100 - 129 96% 49
PV
DV
10
PG1034-130-2NV** 130 - 168 96% 49
PV
DV
10
PG1034-150-2NV** 150 - 192 95% 49
PV
DV
10
Mobile Home FVIR
MFG61-30T30-3N0V 30 - 31 0.61 60 A 6
Flame Guard
BFG61-30S30-3NOV 30
29
- 30.4
29.4
0.61 49 A 6
BFG61-30T30-3NOV 30
29
- 30.4
29.4
0.61 60 A 6
Mobile Home Sealed Combustion
MHSCG-62-30T30-
3NV
30 - 31 0.61 56 DV 6

Vent type:

A-Atmospheric, PV-Power Vent, DV-Direct Vent, PDV-Power Direct Vent

Gas type:

For propane, substitute "P" for "N" in the model number.

If the table cell has two values... upper values are for natural gas while lower values are for propane.

Models with the energy factor, EF, of 0.67 and over are Energy Star.

** - 34-gallon model

Features Comparison

Features
---------
Model
Anode
Rod
Adv.
Diag.
Intelligent
Control
Logic
Lime-
Fighter
Dip
Tube
Low
NOx
Design
Igniter
Ultra Low-NOx
UG61-30T30-3NV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Polaris
PG1034-100-2NV No Yes Self
Diagnostic
Control
Stand. Yes HSI
PG1034-130-2NV No Yes Self
Diagnostic
Control
Stand. Yes HSI
PG1034-150-2NV No Yes Self
Diagnostic
Control
Stand. Yes HSI
Mobile Home FVIR
MFG61-30T30-3N0V 1 LED Yes No Yes Piezo
Flame Guard
BFG61-30S30-3NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
BFG61-30T30-3NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Mobile Home Sealed Combustion
MHSCG-62-30T30-3NV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
No No No No Pilot

The CoreGard anode rod has a stainless steel core, which allows not only superior tank protection but longer life than standard anodes.

Lime-Fighter and diffuser dip tube helps in lime and sediment buildup reduction while maximizing the hot water output.

Intelligent Control Logic utilize the small computer for better accuracy and performance.

HSI - Hot surface ignition

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