Bradford White 50-gallon Gas Water Heaters Comparison

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Explore the most popular size of Bradford White 50-gallon gas water heaters and compare the first hour ratings, power, water flow, recovery rate...


Comparing Bradford White Technical Data

Specs.
---------
Model
Input
(Btu)
x1000
First
Hour
Delivery
(GPH)
Recov.
Rate
(90F)
(GPH)
Efficie-
ncy
Approx.
Height/
Type
(Inch)
Vent
Type
Warr
anty
Energy Saver FVIR
M-I-5036FBN 40
36
89 42
38
79% 60
A 6, 10
M-I-50L6FBN** 40
38
88 42
40
79% 50 A 6, 10
M-I-504S6FBN 50
48
93 53
50
79% 59 A 6, 10
Energy Saver High EF FVIR
M-4-5036FBN 40
36
89 43
38
79% 60
A 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR Extra Recovery
M-2-
XR504T6FBN**
65
61
103 69
65
79% 60
A 6, 10
Super High EF Energy Saver
HE-4-50S6FBN
38 86 40 78% 57
A 6, 10
Gas Damper Energy Saver High EF
D-4-504S6FBN 40 86 42 78% 65
FD 6, 10
Energy Saver TTW1 FVIR
M-1-TW-50S6FBN 40
38
86 43
41
79% 58 PV 6, 10
Energy Saver TTW High EF
M-4-TW50T6FBN 40
38
86 43
41
78% 67 PV 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR TTW2
M-2-TW-
50T6FBN**
67
60
108 72
65
80% 66 PV 6, 10
Energy Saver TTW XR High EF
M-4-
XRTW50T6FBN
65
58
108 70
63
78% 66 PV 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR PDX1
PDX1-50S6FBN 40
38
72 43
41
79% 60 PDV 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR PDX2
PDX2-50T6FBN** 60 102 65 79% 68 PDV 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR PDX4
PDX4-50S6FBN 40
38
85 43
41
78% 60 PDV 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR Direct Vent
DS1-50S6FBN 42
40
90 45
43
79% 72 DV 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR High Input Direct Vent
DH1-
504T6FBN**
50
48
93 53
50
78% 75 DV 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR Ultra Low NOx WH
U1-5036FRN 40 90 42 79% 60 A 6, 10
U1-50L6FRN** 40 86 42 79% 50 A 6, 10
U1-504S6FRN 50 92 53 79% 59 A 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR Ultra Low NOx High Efficiency WH
U4-5036FRN 40 90 43 79% 60 A 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR Ultra Low NOx Extra Recovery WH
U2-XR-
504T6FRN**
55 91 57 78% 59 A 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR TTW1 Ultra Low NOx WH
U-1-TW-50S6FRN 40 86 43 78% 57 PV 6, 10
Energy Saver TTW High EF Ultra Low NOx WH
U-4-TW-50T6FRN 40 86 43 78% 67 PV 6, 10
Energy Saver TTW2 Ultra Low NOx WH
U-2-TW-
50T6FRN**
60 101 65 79% 66 PV 6, 10
Energy Saver TTW XR High EF Ultra Low NOx WH
U-4-XRTW-
50T6FRN**
56 99 60 79% 66 PDV 6, 10
Energy Saver FVIR Ultra Low NOx UPDX2 WH
UPDX2-
50T6FRN**
50 92 53 79% 68 PV 6, 10
Energy Direct Vent Ultra Low NOx WH
UDS1-50S6FRN 38 84 41 78% 72 DV 6, 10
Energy Saver High Input DV Ultra Low NOx WH
UDH1-504T6FRN 45 88 46 78% 75 DV 6, 10

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Vent type:

A-Atmospheric, PV-Power Vent, DV-Direct Vent, PDV-Power Direct Vent, FD-Flue Damper

Gas type:

Every model that ends with BN is natural gas model. Change BN to SX for propane type. (Example: M-I-30T6FBN is natural gas, M-I-30T6FSX is propane water heater). On some models change X to N (example: M-I-MS30T6LX to M-I-MS30T6LN) to order natural gas heater. Models that end with FRN such as UDS1-40S6FRN are for natural gas only.

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.

Features Comparison

Features
---------
Model
Anode
Rod
Defender
Safety
System
ICON
system
Hydrojet
Self Cleaning system
Low
NOx
Design
Igniter
Energy Saver FVIR
M-I-5036FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Piezo
M-I-50L6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Piezo
M-I-504S6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Piezo
Energy Saver High EF FVIR
M-4-5036FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Piezo
Energy Saver FVIR Extra Recovery
M-2-XR504T6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Piezo
Super High EF Energy Saver
HE-4-50S6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Piezo
Gas Damper Energy Saver High EF
D-4-504S6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Piezo
Energy Saver TTW1 FVIR
M-1-TW-50S6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Electr.
Energy Saver TTW High EF
M-4-TW50T6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Piezo
Energy Saver FVIR TTW2
M-2-TW-50T6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Electr.
Energy Saver TTW XR High EF
M-4-XRTW50T6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Electr.
Energy Saver FVIR PDX1
PDX1-50S6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Electr.
Energy Saver FVIR PDX2
PDX2-50T6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Electr.
Energy Saver FVIR PDX4
PDX4-50S6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Electr.
Energy Saver FVIR Direct Vent
DS1-50S6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Electr.
Energy Saver FVIR High Input Direct Vent
DH1-504T6FBN 1 (Mg) Yes Yes Yes No Electr.
Energy Saver FVIR Ultra Low NOx WH
U1-5036FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
U1-50L6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
U1-504S6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Energy Saver FVIR Ultra Low NOx High Efficiency WH
U4-5036FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Energy Saver FVIR Ultra Low NOx Extra Recovery WH
U2-XR-504T6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Energy Saver FVIR TTW1 Ultra Low NOx WH
U-1-TW-50S6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Energy Saver TTW High EF Ultra Low NOx WH
U-4-TW-50T6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Energy Saver TTW2 Ultra Low NOx WH
U-2-TW-50T6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Energy Saver TTW XR High EF Ultra Low NOx WH
U-4-XRTW-50T6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Energy Saver FVIR Ultra Low NOx UPDX2 WH
UPDX2-50T6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Electr.
Energy Direct Vent Ultra Low NOx WH
UDS1-50S6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo
Energy Saver High Input DV Ultra Low NOx WH
UDH1-504T6FRN 1 (Mg) No Yes Yes Yes Piezo

Most of the Bradford White gas water heaters with the 50-gallon tank size utilize the Hydrojet system or Hydrojet 2 Total Performance System to reduce or prevent the sediment build-up in the heater's tank. This is done with the specially designed dip tube to generate the turbulent water flow inside the tank.

The ICON system is another advanced feature that combines the temperature control, diagnostic codes, system functions, controller and the LCD display for better control, performance and efficiency.



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