Essential Plus Heavy Duty gas water heaters exceed ANSI standards for flammable vapor ignition resistance


  • Recovery Capacity: 72.8 gallons per hour (delivers approximately 100 gallons of hot water in the first hour for 75-gallon models and 142 gallons for 98-gallon models)

Flammable Vapor Detection System

  • Exclusive air/fuel shut-off device
  • Maintenance free – no filter to clean
  • Disables the heater in the presence of flammable vapor accumulation

Easy to Light

  • Piezo Ignitor - no matches required

Low Emissions

  • Eco-friendly burner, low NOx design
  • Meets 40 ng/J NOx requirements

Longer Life

  • Premium grade anode rod provides long-lasting tank protection

High Altitude Compliant

  • All models are certified for applications up to 8,500 ft. above sea level


  • Temperature and pressure relief valve included
  • Low lead compliant
  • Side water connections for space heating applications
  • Standard replacement parts


  • 75-Gallon and 98-Gallon Capacities
  • Flammable Vapor Detection System
  • Piezo Ignitor - no matches required

Energy Guide Details


Natural GasPropane GasAHRIUS CSA (Star)


Essential Plus Heavy Duty


Tank - 6 Years limited

Parts - 6 Years limited