50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas) Zoom

50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

SKU:XGV-50

Brand: AO Smith

AO Smith
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$939.95
/ each
$1,833.90 / box (2 units x $916.95)
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Specs

Intended Household: 3-4 Person
Application: Plumbing
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Capacity (Gallons): 50
BTU Input: 40000
Energy Factor: 0.62
Gas Connection: 1/2"
Energy Star Rated: No
Water Connection: 3/4"
Vent Size: 3"
Venting: Atmospheric
Vent Size: 4"
Height (Inches): 61
Diameter (Inches): 22"
Weight (lbs): 165 lbs
Depth (Inches): 22"
1st Hour Delivery (Gallons): 88
Recovery 90°F Rise: 41 GPH
Warranty: 10 Year Limited Tank & Parts Warranty

Description for AO Smith XGV-50

AO Smith's Conservationist residential gas water heater provides maximum energy savings and reliability.

Features:

  • Blue Diamond glass coating delivers more than twice the corrosion resistance of industry-standard glass lining
  • Features C3 Technology that protects against accidental ignition of flammable vapors
  • Environmentally friendly Green Choice gas burner reduces NOx emissions by 33% compared to standard burners
  • Piezo igniter for easy "no match" pilot ignition
  • Highest energy factors - 2"-thick CFC-free foam insulation, with external traps
  • DynaClean II automatic sediment cleaning system creates turbulence in tank for maximum protection against lime and sediment buildup
  • FVIR "Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant" System
  • Advanced PEX cross-linked polymer dip tube lasts longer than standard polymer dip tubes
  • Heat trap nipples reduce heat loss through outlet and inlet water connections (3/4" male)
  • Our best CoreGard magnesium anode rod with stainless steel core provides added protection against tank corrosion
  • CSA Certified and ASME Rated T&P relief valve
  • Tamper-resistant brass drain valve
  • 10 year limited tank and parts warranty

      PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 159 lbs. and may require the use of a
      lift gate.
      If you do require a lift gate at your delivery, you'll have the option to add this FREE of charge when you checkout.

50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

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AO Smith50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

In all my buildings

By Mark

from Brooklyn, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas):

We always instqll these HW tanks in our buildings because they never leak during the ten year guarantee, never need service

 
5.0

Great price

By Bayou swamp rat

from New Orleans, LA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas):

Customer was very pleased. The unit was shipped thru yellow freight. Only damage was the plastic cover on the control valve. A O Smith sent a replacement. Highly recommend Pex Supply.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Replaced after 15 years

By Mark

from Brooklyn, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas):

Replaced existing Conservationist after 15 years. Tank was not leaking, but did not want to find out how much longer it would go since all tanks eventually leaks

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Too bad they added a blinking light!

By AheadOfTheTimes

from Western USA

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas):

Love the efficiency and simplicity. All the EnergyStar models have to be plugged into electricity. I don't want that. This one is efficient and has a magnesium anode. I got one about a year ago. Only complaint is that it makes such a roaring sound when heating it can be heard when you're on the other side of the wall from it. I just got another one for this house. The first one looked just like the picture on this website. The new one has a Honeywell controller instead of the big knob. The controller has a small knob and a blinking red light. I guess that's good so it can tell you an error code, but I'd rather it be simpler like the old one. What powers the light? What happens if I decide to unplug that black wire? Does it cause any radio interference (I don't see an FCC label). Please AO Smith sell one with just the knob!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice water heater

By Chris B

from Vienna, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas):

This heater was purchased to replace a 20yo AO Smith heater that still seemed to be working fine, but was inefficient compared to current models. The replacement was a saga - it arrived dented - but PEX replaced the damaged unit promptly and relatively straight-forwardly. Installation was done by a licensed plumber, and was relatively routine if a bit pricey (the latest code requires an expansion tank and a drip pan - owners of old heaters beware). Anyway, the controls on this heater are straight-forward, and even on the lowest setting allows two people to comfortably shower in the morning. The outside is pretty cool to the touch, so hopefully fuel bills will decline in the long run.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best standard water heater I could find.

By Doug C.

from Chicago Suburbs

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas):

I never give a "5" to any rating. However, this one gets a "4.5" from me. I picked this for the following reasons, and so far (about 4 months), it has lived up to all. #1. AO Smith, has been making water heaters for years and years and years. Longer than I've been alive. #2 "Blue Diamond" coating. As near as I can tell, this is similar to the coating that this company used on blue AO Smith grain silos. Those last for 60+ years. #3. It's "green", but not quite enough to meet federal regs for a rebate. Haven't figured my gas bill savings yet, but it appears to be a bit lower (need a full year to really see this). Also, I feel no wasted heat on the outside of the unit. (Well insulated!) #4. I talked to folks that own AO Smith water heaters - no complaints, not even minor ones, from anyone I talked to. #5. Two anode rods and a 10 year warantee. (This thing should work for 20 years with proper maintenance.) #6. It was'nt cheap. I've bought "cheap" before, and well, you get what you pay for (also see #8). #7 The 50 gal spec can give me a 1/2 hour really hot shower at full blast at the minimum temp. setting. (Way more than I need!) And #8. I shopped around. PEX Supply had the best deal[...]

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  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    I understand that this model has two anode rods. What are they made of? Thank you for your help.
    Asked on 2/9/2014 by Grandma of 7 from Shaker Heights, OH

    1 answer

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      A:

      The anodes are made of aluminum with a stainless steel core.

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by PexSupplyStaff from New York
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    what is the r-value for this model?
    Asked on 12/25/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • A:

      AO Smith does not give an R value for their water heaters, however, this model has 2" thick CFC-free foam insulation in the unit.

      Answered on 1/3/2012 by Anonymous from None
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    Does the model XGV-50 qualify for the Federal energy tax incentive if installed by 12/31/11?
    Asked on 10/21/2011 by JJ from Wayne, NJ

    1 answer

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      A:

      No, it does not.

      Answered on 11/11/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

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    Will XGV-50 piolt light if electric is out?
    Asked on 3/4/2011 by John from Renss.N.Y.

    2 answers

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      A:

      It does not have battery backup, and will need power to ignite.

      Answered on 3/7/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • A:

      Although much time as elapsed since first asked, this model does not require electricity to operate. The earlier answer given is incorrect.

      Answered on 10/15/2011 by Bobby from Syosset, NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

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    What is the energy efficiency rating of this water heater?
    Asked on 12/28/2010 by Steve from Denver, Co

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      A:

      The energy efficiency rating is .62.

      Answered on 1/7/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

    Q:

    What is the difference between XGV-50L vs. XGV-50
    Asked on 11/18/2010 by Chuck

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      A:

      The "L" in the SKU stands for "Low Boy", meaning the XGV-50L heater is short and wide, while the XGV-50 heater is tall and thin.

      Answered on 11/18/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Conservationist Standard Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (Nat Gas)

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    Do you carry this product for LP gas (propane)?
    Asked on 9/4/2010 by Mike from Ashland, Va

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