American Standard Water Heaters

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American Standard Water Heater Overview

American Standard makes a variety of water heaters, of all shapes and sizes.

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  • #10 of 51 Water Heaters
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Basic Water Heater

The company’s simplest water heaters can hold between 30, 40, or 50 gallons. They come in tall and short shapes.

This water heater has various systems in place to decrease the possibility of an uncontrolled fire. The unit’s Piezo igniter can be easily manipulated, and delivers a spark to the correct point. The ‘vaporshield’ keeps potentially flammable vapors away from the igniter, and an energy cut-off switch prevents the water temperature from getting too high.

Elsewhere, heat is conserved by means of traps that capture excess heat radiated from the water, and which then return it to the system.

The tank is made from heavy steel; the interior is lined with Dura-Glas®, fired at 1600°F. The tank has dielectric (insulating) hot and cold water links which can be easily hooked up to other household systems

The heater cleans itself, using turbulent cold water to wash away sediment. It has a relatively low yield of nitric pollutants. Many of the basic American Standard water heaters have received an Energy Star rating from the government, which suggests that they use energy with relative efficiency.

Larger Water Heaters

Larger heaters range in size from 75 to 100 gallons. These can be purchased with or without some additional features. American Standard water heaters are tested at pressures of up to 300 PSI, and typically operate at around 150 PSI. These are built to handle bursts of heavy usage.

Some of the heaters are dampered to save energy: that is, there is a valve on top of the heater which seals once the water is ready, to increase the heat conserved by the tank. They are also insulated with foam, which the company notes, does not contain chlorofluorocarbons.

These larger tanks have accessible control panels for fine tuning. Available water temperatures go up to 180° F, which is effective for sanitization. They have water connections on the front and the back. The igniter uses a safe and contained direct spark to the burner.

All of the company’s water heaters have anode rods in them to decrease the speed with which the interior of the tank corrodes. Larger heaters tend to have more rods.

Electric Water Heaters

All of the above-described models are gas-powered. However, American Standard does manufacture three types of larger electric water heaters. These have capacities of 52, 80, and 119 gallons.

They also include most of the same elements as the gas water heaters. They have additional built-in protection for the electrical system itself.

These water heaters have a hand-sized space to allow homeowners to clean out sediment.


The standard warranty for the American Standard water heater lasts six years. A twelve-year warranty can be purchased. These warranties may be somewhat variable by dealer.

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American Standard Water Heater Reviews

"Defective unit Fraudulent Company"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Do not buy anything from American Standard Water Heating! I ordered this product online, it arrived intact. I had my plumber install it. What should have been a 2-hour job, turned into a 4-hour job because it would not work! We contacted the company. They wanted me (a disabled woman) to uninstall and return it to the nearest Home Depot (20 miles away). Or they could send out a "certified technician" to see what the problem is. He said that they would not honor the warranty unless the unit was leaking. He stressed leaking several times. I live in a small town in Northern Wisconsin. I know there are no "certified technicians" that deal with American Standard in this area. I tried to get them to tell my plumber what the problem was, but they didn't trust him. The next day I called again to see if they found someone. They said they tried to call me but I didn't answer. I was home all day but I don't answer calls with no caller id. They said they tried to find someone in my area but couldn't so they wanted to talk to my plumber. When I gave them my plumber's name and phone number they said they tried to call him and he didn't answer. My plumber said that a number from Brazil called 5 times that day but he wasn't going to answer because he didn't know anyone in Brazil. I asked "Albert" from American Standard Water Heating why their phone number was from Brazil, he said they are from Pomona Ca. I asked for the address and he gave me 561 New York Dr. Pomona, ca 91768. I looked it up and got a phone number for Water Heating Technologies Corp. I called, it rang for a long time then changed to a busy signal. My plumber doesn't trust them, and I don't blame him I don't either! So he doesn't want to be involved anymore. I called the company today and they refuse to help anymore because they can't find a plumber in my "remote area" to fix it. So now I'm stuck with an $800 hot water heater that doesn't work and a $600 plumbers bill and I still have no hot water!

Linda Bosler

Lake Tomahawk, Wi

"Solid Unit, Satisfied"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I have owned this water heater for around 10 years now, and I like the fact that it has only needed to be serviced once in its lifetime. I had a situation where we were running out of hot water within one or two showers in the morning, which was detrimental because we have 4 people living here that all need to get ready. This situation happened 2 years ago, and since we had the repairman come and fix it, the product has been solid and reliable. Since then it has been giving us all hot water showers, as needed in the morning. I consider it a stable unit, although it was repaired, because it has lasted for around 8 years without repairs. I would recommend this brand to a relative, however I believe it is discontinued, and for the reason, I can't make the recommendation. Great brand, it's a shame they stopped making these units. Solid uni, I give it a 5/5 rating.

McMinnville, OR

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