American 50-gallon Gas Water Heaters Comparison

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American 50-gallon gas water heaters review of the main features and specifications, including Energy Star, low NOx, high recovery, atmospheric, direct and power vent models.


Comparing American 50-gal WH - Technical Data

Specs.
---------
Model
Input
(Btu)
x1000
First
Hour
Delivery
(GPH)
Recov-
ery
Rate
(90F)
(GPH)
Efficie-
ncy
Approx.
Height/
Type
(Inch)
Vent
Type
Warr
anty
Direct Vent
DVG62-50T40-NOV 40 91 43 0.59 73
DV 6
DVG62-50T47-NOV 47 72 51 0.58 74
DV 6
Ultra Low-NOx
UG61-50T40-3NV 40 - 41 0.58 61
A 6
UG62-50T50-4NV 50 - 52 0.59 58
A 6
UG62-50T40-3NV 40 - 41 0.62 57
A 6
Ultra Low-NOx Direct Vent
DVUG62-50T38-NV 38 - 41 0.58 73 DV 6
Ultra Low-NOx Power Vent
PVUG62-50T42-NV 42 81 42.6 0.68 66 PV 6
PowerFlex Power Vent
PVG62-50S40-NVS 40 90 44.7 0.70 60 PV 6
PVG62-50T50-NVS 50 96 55.9 0.70 68 PV 6
PVG62-50S62-NVS 62 110 69.3 0.70 61 PV 6
PVG62-50T42-NV 42 - 42.6 0.67 66 PV 6
PVG62-50T60-NV 60
50
- 60.8
50.7
0.67 66 PV 6
PowerFlex Power Direct Vent
PDVG62-50T42-NV 42 - 42.6 0.67 66 PDV 6
PDVG62-50T60-NV 60
50
- 60.8
50.7
0.67 66 PDV 6
Polaris
PG10 50-130-2NV 130 - 166 95% 62
PV
DV
10
PG10 50-150-2NV 150 - 192 95% 62
PV
DV
10
PG10 50-175 3NV 175 - 226 96% 64
PV
DV
10
PG10 50-199-3NV 199 - 257 96% 64
PV
DV
10
Flame Guard
BFG91-50T40-3NOV 40
37
- 40.5
37.5
0.58 61 A 9
BFG122-50T40-3NOV 40
- 40.5
0.62 61 A 12
BFG122-50T50-4NOV 50
47
- 50.7
47.6
0.60 61 A 12
BFG61-50T40-3NOV 40
37
- 40.5
37.5
0.58 61 A 6
BFG61-50T50-4NOV 50
47
- 50.7
47.6
0.58 61 A 6
BFG62-50T40-3NOV 40
37
- 40.5
37.5
0.62 61 A 6
BFG62-50T50-4NOV 50
47
- 50.7
47.6
0.60 61 A 6
FVG62-50S40-3NOV 40 - 40.9 0.61 53 A 6
FVG62-50T65-4NOV 65
55
- 66.5
56.3
0.58 64 A 6

Vent type:

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

Gas type:

For propane, substitute "P" for "N" or "NO" 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.

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Features Comparison

Features
---------
Model
Anode
Rod
Advan.
Diagn.
Intelligent
Control
Logic
Lime
Fighter
Dip
Tube
Low
NOx
Design
Igniter
Direct Vent
DVG62-50T40-NOV 1
Core-
Gard
LED Yes Diffuser No Piezo
DVG62-50T47-NOV 1
Core-
Gard
LED Yes Diffuser No Piezo
Ultra Low-NOx
UG61-50T40-3NV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
UG62-50T50-4NV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
UG62-50T40-3NV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Ultra Low-NOx Direct Vent
DVUG62-50T38-NV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
No No Stand. Yes Piezo
Ultra Low-NOx Power Vent
PVUG62-50T42-NV 1 (Al) Yes Yes Yes Yes Electr.
PowerFlex Power Vent
PVG62-50S40-NVS 1 LED No Yes No HSI
PVG62-50T50-NVS 1 LED No Yes No HSI
PVG62-50S62-NVS 1 LED No Yes No HSI
PVG62-50T42-NV 1 (Heavy Duty) Yes No Stand. Yes Electr.
PVG62-50T60-NV 1 (Heavy Duty) Yes No Stand. Yes Electr.
PowerFlex Power Direct Vent
PDVG62-50T42-NV 1 (Heavy Duty) Yes No Stand. Yes Electr.
PDVG62-50T60-NV 1 (Heavy Duty) Yes No Stand. Yes Electr.
Polaris
PG10 50-130-2NV No Yes Self
Diagnostic
Control
Stand. Yes HSI
PG10 50-150-2NV No Yes Self
Diagnostic
Control
Stand. Yes HSI
PG10 50-175 3NV No Yes Self
Diagnostic
Control
Stand. Yes HSI
PG10 50-199-3NV No Yes Self
Diagnostic
Control
Stand. Yes HSI
Flame Guard
BFG91-50T40-3NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
BFG122-50T40-3NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
BFG122-50T50-4NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
BFG61-50T40-3NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
BFG61-50T50-4NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
BFG62-50T40-3NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
BFG62-50T50-4NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
FVG62-50S40-3NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo
FVG62-50T65-4NOV 1 (Heavy
Duty)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Piezo

The CoreGard anode rod has a stainless steel core for the superior metal tank protection and longer life.

The Lime-Fighter and diffuser dip tube are used to reduce the lime and sediment buildup.

Intelligent Control Logic is a small microprocessor that is used for better accuracy and performance of the water heater.

HSI - Hot surface ignition



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