ASHLAND CITY, TENN.—A. O. Smith, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential water heaters, has once again been named an Energy Star Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence Award winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy for helping Americans save energy and reduce carbon emissions at home. A family-founded business with 148 years of American manufacturing expertise, A. O. Smith offers more than 1,000 Energy Star certified products across its brand portfolio, including high efficiency residential water heaters that one can purchase at Lowe’s. This marks the fourth consecutive year that A. O. Smith has been named an Energy Star Partner of the Year, and its second consecutive Sustained Excellence Award for year-over-year contributions to support America’s clean energy transition—a designation only a handful of water heating manufacturers have achieved.
“Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the forefront of everything we do at A. O. Smith,” said Francois Lebrasseur, utility segment market development manager for A. O. Smith. “This tremendous honor from our partners at Energy Star recognizes our continued efforts to help homeowners combat the effects of climate change and make a significant impact on the environment, while also lowering their monthly utility bills.”
Many Utilities Offer Incentives
According to the EPA, one of the simplest ways to save both water and energy is to install water-efficient products. Water heaters are the second highest source of energy usage in the home; more than a refrigerator, dishwasher, laundry washer and dryer combined. Available exclusively at Lowe’s, the A. O. Smith Signature Series® hybrid electric heat pump water heaters are three times as efficient as standard electric water heaters, saving homeowners up to 74 percent in annual energy bills or up to $496 per year.* Plus, many utilities and energy organizations across the country offer incentives for purchasing A. O. Smith’s Energy Star certified heat pump water heaters—including instant rebates as high as $1,000 in some states.
“Heat pump water heaters are the best kept secret and the most efficient way to heat water, by far,” added Lebrasseur. “Switching to a heat pump water heater will significantly lower your home’s energy bills and carbon emissions, produce upfront and long-term savings, and deliver plenty of hot water.”
A. O. Smith’s high efficiency Signature Series water heaters are available for purchase at Lowe’s with convenient same-day installation, plus free delivery, and haul away. Buyers can look for the company’s Energy Star certified models, including the A. O. Smith Signature 900 Series Heat Pump Water Heaters. Visit aosmithatlowes.com for details, including an easy product selector quiz to help choose the best model.
For a complete list of 2022 Energy Star Award winners, visit energystar.gov.