The Richmond 40 Gallon Natural Gas Short Water Heater has an energy efficient 40,000 BTU burner featuring reduced emissions Low-NOx technology. This heater provides ample hot water for households with 2 people. Its short profile allows this water heater to fit into spaces a taller model won't while increasing ease of installation. The heater also features the Integra System, an exclusive air/fuel shutoff device that prevents ignition of flammable vapors should they be detected outside the unit. The air intake is designed to be completely maintenance free with no filters to clean or replace. The heater has a 9-Year tank warranty and meets or exceeds NAECA requirements.
40 gallon provides hot water for household of 2
36,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater
9 year limited warranty on tank and parts
0.59 Energy Factor
72 GPH first hour delivery
Maintenance Free - No filters to clean
Factory installed T & P relief valve
Piezo ignition system requires no matches
Rated for altitudes up to 10,200 feet
Meets or exceeds NAECA and ASHRAE requirements
Dimensions: Dia:20-1/8"TkHt:50-1/2"VtHt:53-7/8" Color May Vary
If you're satisfied having tepid water for a shower or a bath then this is the one for you. It sits proudly in the utility room, beautiful in its gray coat of paint looking for the world like a soldier ready to come to your support. But turn on the tap and it's AWOL. Even at the highest setting there is rarely enough hot water to take a bath and barely for a shower. I live with one other person. A 40 gallon mid-priced heater should be more than able to handle that demand. It's possible that at midnight or 4:00 in the morning it is merrily heating away in the basement but at 6:00 in the morning you'd better be pretty fast in the shower. What a disappointment and what a hassle to install it only to find out how poorly it works. Unfortunately for me I paid extra to get a 9 year model so I've still got several years before it will proudly stand next to the trash barrel.
Pros: looks like a water heater
Cons: doesn't and never has delivered hot water when needed - no matter what time of day.
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