The A.O. Smith Energy Saver is a series of natural gas and propane water heaters designed for manufactured homes. Energy Saver water heaters are available in 30-, 40- and 50-gallon capacities and are available in either standard or direct vent models. A low NOx, Green Choice burner reduces emissions by up to 33%. All models feature Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant (FVIR) technology, which prevents against accidental ignition of flammable vapors. The Energy Saver is equipped with a self-powered gas valve that requires no external power source and provides improved temperature and accuracy. A DynaClean dip tube helps maintain efficiency by reducing lime build-up, and a tamper-resistant brass drain valve increases reliability and safety.
Approx year old. New built home, rust running down the front from a leak, leaking in the pan, having to vacuum water out of pan multiple times, now leaking internally sufficiently to kick the breaker. Having it replaced today. Will not be an ao Smith. After reading the reviews, I know it will be useless to even attempt to get anything back on it. Lesson learned.
"22 years +"
I've had my electric hot water heater since 1995. It lasted for 22 years; way beyond the warranty period. Just purchased a replacement.
"AO Smith the worst water heater ever"
Never buy an AO Smith product. They are all junk. Have a 10 year warranty on mine and developed a leak in 5 years. I see the warranty requires us to pay installation and return of water heater to dist. What a joke.
West Union, IA
"Awesome electric water heater"
My water heater has taken care of my family of 7 like a dream, a perfect gem for 25 years and never, ever, ever had a problem. Finally it is leaking and a new water heater is needed. What a flawless product. I will swear by this company to any and all. If you have to pick, AO Smith is a secret gem and I promise you won't be sorry. It's a perfect product to be sure.
Fort Worth, TX
"5 1/2 years & busted!"
We built our house and moved in less than 5 1/2 years ago. There are only 2 adults and two small girls in our family. We also travel so water use is not maxed out.Our 75 gallon tank is already extremely corroded, leaks water and now doesn't work. We have to completely replace it. When my husband was talking a plumber about it he knew without being told it was an A.O. Smith tank!
There are very few comments about the Energy Saver water heater on HVAC forums. A consumer on applianceblog.com thought his 6-year-old Energy Saver may need to be replaced because of a lack of hot water, but was advised to change a heating element, which fixed the problem. A consumer on doityourself.com stated that he'd had no issues with his 9-year-old Energy Saver but wondered if he should drain it for maintenance. He was advised by other contributors to leave it alone because draining a tank after so many years could cause other problems.