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Calgary hot water heaters and tanks
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Calgary hot water heaters and tanks
Calgary hot water heaters and tanks
Calgary hot water heaters and tanks
When each water heater is built the manufacturer assigns a special serial number to the unit. This number is a code that tells its age and can be useful in determining warranty status.

The following list shows you how to read the age code for some of the most common manufacturers.

For AO Smith Water Heaters, including the brands National, Glascote, and Perma-Glas, the first 2 numbers in the serial number indicate the year of manufacture, and the second 2 numbers indicate the month of manufacture.

Example: Serial No. BG99-0813397-210 would have been built in year 99 (1999) in month 08 (August).

To verify if your water heater is under warranty, you can call 1-800-447-6575

American Water Heaters also include the brand names Super-Flo and Whirlpool.
To decode this serial number, look at the first 4 digits of the serial number. The first 2 digits indicate the year of manufacture, and the second 2 digits indicate the week of manufacture.

Example: Serial No. 9906xxx would have been made in the 6th week of the year 1999.

Bradford White manufactured water heaters also includes the brand name JetGlas.
Bradford White uses a 20-year letter designation rotation in serial numbers. Water heaters manufactured 20 years apart will have the same serial number or “letter year” designation
(i.e. A = 2004 and 1984).
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE
(first letter of serial number)
MONTH OF MANUFACTURE
(second letter of serial number)
A=
2004
B=
2005
C=
2006
D=
2007
E=
2008
F=
2009
G=
2010
H=
2011
J=
1992
K=
1993
L=
1994
M=
1995
N=
1996
P=
1997
S=
1998
T=
1999
W=
2000
X=
2001
Y=
2002
Z=
2003
A=
January
B=
February
C=
March
D=
April
E=
May
F=
June
G=
July
H=
August
J=
September
K=
October
L=
November
M=
December
General Electric water heater serial numbers are decoded in the same way as Rheem(see below) serial numbers. (The first 2 digits indicate month of manufacture, and the second 2 digits indicate year of manufacture.)

To verify if your water heater is under warranty, you can call 1-800-626-2005

GSW manufactured water heaters include the brand names Moffat, Superflue, and Medal.
See rating label serial number prefix for Warranty Code. Reduced warranty period applies to Newfoundland.
Warranty Code: P  R  S  T  U  V  W   Y
Standard Warranty Years:  3  5  6  7  8  9  10  12
Reduced Warranty Years:  3  3  3  5  5  5   5   7

>Serial numbers
prior to 2004 read:
>Serial numbers
2004 to 2007 read:
>Serial numbers
2008 and later read: (New format)

*No longer a reduced warranty for New Foundland

To verify your Giant water heater age and warranty status, you can call your local Giant water heater dealer. Find your local deal on the manufacturer website here.
Rheem manufactured water heaters include the brands Aqua Therm, General Electric, Hotpoint, Professional, Vanguard, and Western Auto.

The serial numbers on all Rheem heaters contain 10 digits and follow this example:

Thus the serial #1209D01234 indicates manufactured December 2009.

The warranty is based on date of manufacture and the warranty code listed in the model number.

To verify you warranty contact 1-800-263-834 ????

Cut Your Water Heating Bills

Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 18% of your utiility bill after heating and cooling.

There are four ways to cut your water heating bills: use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water heater, insulate your water heater, or buy a new, more efficient model.

WATER HEATING TIPS

  • Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads.
  • Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of water in a short period of time.
  • Set the thermostat on your water heater to 49 degrees(celcius) to get comfortable hot water for most uses.
  • Insulate your electric hot-water storage tank but be careful not to cover the thermostat. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Insulate your natural gas or oil hot-water storage tank but be careful not to cover the water heater's top, bottom, thermostat, or burner compartment. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations; when in doubt, get professional help.
  • Insulate the first 6 feet of the hot and cold water pipes connected to the water heater.
  • If you are in the market for a new dishwasher, or clothes washer, consider buying an efficient, water-saving ENERGY STAR® model to reduce hot water use.
  • Install heat traps on the hot and cold pipes at the water heater to prevent heat loss. Most new water heaters have built-in heat traps.
  • Drain a quart of water from your water tank every 3 months to remove sediment that impedes heat transfer and lowers the efficiency of your heater. Follow the manufacturer's directions.

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