America’s most trusted water heater brand unveils new line of smart electric water heaters and tiered model structure for more homeowner control, peace of mind and energy savings
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – A. O. Smith, the world’s largest manufacturer of water heaters, recently unveiled the company’s new generation of Signature Series® water heaters at Lowe’s, designed to give homeowners more control, peace of mind and energy savings. The launch includes a new residential line of smart electric water heaters for ultimate leak protection, along with a new tiered rating system to clearly showcase the varying levels of added features, benefits and energy efficiency for homeowners by model. The new A. O. Smith Signature Series® at Lowe’s makes it easier than ever for homeowners to identify and purchase the best water heater for their home.
“For most homeowners, buying a water heater is one of those once-in-a-decade purchases they don’t think about until it’s too late and there’s a leak, or worse,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing and customer experience at A. O. Smith. “We wanted to make it as easy as possible for homeowners to find the right model, features and benefits that matter most to them in a water heater. Whether emergency-shopping on the spot or planning a proactive home upgrade, our new Signature Series® at Lowe’s offers homeowners more control over their water heater and added leak protection for better peace of mind.”
New Tiered-Model System with Graduating Features, Benefits and Energy Efficiency
Available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and at Lowes.com, the new generation of A. O. Smith Signature Series® water heaters are ranked into four graduated tiers – 100 Series, 300 Series, 500 Series and 900 Series – to help homeowners easily select the best model and feature-rich benefits for their home’s unique needs. Each line starts with the 100 Series models, which offer the best value for dependable hot water, and graduates to offer more added features and homeowner benefits with each additional tier. At the top, the 900 Series models are the most efficient gas and electric water heaters offered by A. O. Smith.
New Signature™ 300 and Signature™ 500 Smart Electric Water Heaters
A. O. Smith is also introducing a new line of Signature Series® smart residential electric water heaters with three new features that allow homeowners to manage their water heaters on their mobile devices and rest easier at night with maximum leak protection. Available now in Lowe’s stores and online, the new Signature Series® line of electric water heaters are equipped with iCOMM™ smart technology to give the homeowner more control and alert notifications*. For detection and prevention, LeakWatch™ uses iCOMM™ to send alerts directly to the A. O. Smith mobile app if a leak is detected by the water heater’s self-sensing technology, and Leak Shield™ automatically shuts off the water supply valve if a leak is detected.** Additionally, homeowners also have the control to manage their water heater remotely in the app, including monitoring schedules and energy usage, adjusting temperature levels and changing the operating mode, for total homeowner control. The A. O. Smith mobile app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices in the Apple Store and on Google Play.
Finding the right Signature Series® model is easy with A. O. Smith’s Product Selector Tool, which recommends the best water heater options and features for each unique home. Find the right Signature Series® model for your hot water needs at https://www.aosmithatlowes.com/buyers-guide/.
*iCOMM™ and LeakWatch™ included with both 300 + 500 Series models.
**LeakShield™ included with the 500 Series; optional ad-on for the 300 Series.
About A. O. Smith Water Heating
A. O. Smith is America’s most trusted water heater brand and the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential water heaters. The company brings a 146-year history of innovation and American manufacturing expertise to developing industry-leading, high-efficiency water heating products that are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S. From creating the industry standard glass lining in 1933, to introducing the first 95% energy efficient water heater in 1986, A. O. Smith has continuously led the water heating industry with a tradition of innovation for almost a century. Available exclusively at Lowe’s, A. O. Smith’s Signature Series® offers homeowners a wide range of feature-rich and high efficiency gas and electric options to meet every home’s unique water heating needs. For more information, visit http://www.aosmithatlowes.com.