designed energy-efficient gas water heaters are engineered to
capture otherwise wasted hot combustion gases during periods
optimizing heat extraction and efficiency.
How Does It Work?
Whirlpool®'s new ENERGY STAR® qualified Energy
Efficient Gas water heaters are more efficient than conventional
gas water heaters thanks to the automatic flue damper and
electronic gas valve. The damper opens prior to pilot ignition, under
control of the intelligent micro-processor built into the
electronic gas valve. After the damper opens and the pilot sequence
is complete, the burner ignites and exhaust gases travel up the
internal fl ue tube and out of the water heater. The powered damper
closes once the heater satisfies, eliminating air fl ow through the
flue tube to reduce heat loss and optimize efficiency. The damper
and electronics are powered by a low voltage 24 Volt transformer
that gets its power through a 10 foot conventional power cord that
plugs into a household 110/120VAC outlet.
Features and Benefits
ENERGY STAR® Qualified: unique design achieves a
.67 Energy Factor (EF), using the automatic flue damper system to
assure peak performance. Qualifies for most utility rebate programs
based upon energy factor ratings. For more information on ENERGY
STAR®, go to www.energystar.gov
Electronic Gas Valve: has fewer moving parts
than a conventional mechanical gas valve for durability and long
Intelligent Control Logic:
microprocessor-controlled electronic gas valve has more precise
operation, resulting in improved efficiency and optimized
Self-Diagnostics: electronic gas control
incorporates an LED status indicator that monitors and reports on
system operational status.
Electronic Ignition: heater operates with an
automatic pilot relight system that shuts off the pilot during
stand-by periods to reduce gas consumption and eliminates nuisance
pilot outage issues associated with standing pilot models.
Green Choice® Eco-Friendly Gas Burner: Patented
Low NOx burner reduces emissions by up to 33% and complies with
less than 40 ng/j requirements for Low NOx.
Power Requirements: Plugs into standard
110/120v outlet (10 foot power cord included).