Essential Direct Vent gas water heaters use outside air for combustion, offer longer venting options and a coaxial vent for easy installation


  • .56 - .58 UEF
  • Well insulated for reduced stand-by heat loss


  • FHR: 51 gallons for 50-gallon model and 40-gallon model
  • Recovery: 30.3 to 36.4 GPH at a 90° F rise, depending on model


  • Adjustable coaxial vent allows flexibility of installation, can swivel 360 degrees and uses outside air for combustion and requires no electrical power
  • Aluminum vent and cap base to prevent staining of building exterior

Longer Venting

  • Up to 4 feet above the water heater and 4 feet from an outside wall
  • Order Horizontal Vent Kit: #SP20131
  • Order Vertical Vent Kit: #SP20132

Altitude Certification

  • All models certified up to 5,999 ft. above sea level

Low Emissions

  • Meets 40 ng/J NOx requirements

Longer Life

  • Premium grade anode rod provides long-lasting tank protection


  • Temperature and pressure relief valve included
  • Low lead compliant
  • Specially formulated glass lining prevents corrosion and extends the life of the tank
  • Heat saving flue baffle design
  • Gas control and combination thermostat
  • Piezo ignition
  • High temperature silicone bands reduce venting installation time
  • Internal air tube for reduced footprint
  • EverKleen™ patented system fights sediment build-up


  • Uses outside air for combustion
  • .56 - .58 UEF
  • Low lead compliant
  • 40-Gallon and 50-Gallon Capacities

Energy Guide Details


US CSA (Star)Propane GasAHRINatural GasLEED Points = 1


Essential Direct Vent


Tank - 6 Years limited

Parts - 6 Years limited