Gas Tank Water Heaters

Our most comprehensive product line, including natural gas and liquid propane models

Built on a tradition of durability and dependability, the State line of gas tank water heaters includes 150 different varieties of natural gas and liquid propane tank water heaters. Whether you need a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® Certified water heater or a standard model, State offers the gas tank water heater to fit your daily lifestyle and your needs.

Benefits of Gas Tank Water Heaters

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    Simple Installation

    State gas tank water heaters install with ease alongside various venting options that fit any home.

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    Dependable Storage Supply

    Tank water heaters store hot water, working hard to supply it when and where you need it most.

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    Built To Last

    State water heaters are designed to be long-lasting. Backed by limited warranties, they help deliver hot water to your home for years to come.

A Closer Look

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How Do Gas Tank Water Heaters Work?

State gas water heaters heat water in one of two ways. They can either burn natural gas or LP (liquid propane). All models allow the user to set a desired temperature for their water. When hot water is needed, cold water enters the tank through an internal "dip tube," which allows it to enter the bottom of the tank, trigger the thermostat and open the main gas valve. As it heats, the water rises to the top to exit the tank through a hot water supply line. A pilot light also aids the process for standard gas models. When the thermostat reaches a temperature where reheating is required, the pilot light ignites gas that has flowed to the burner (high efficiency models use an electronic gas valve instead). The heating process stops when the water is heated to the desired temperature and the main gas valve shuts off.

However, the heating process produces exhaust gases which must be vented to the outdoors. Different styles of gas heaters have varying venting requirements. A plumbing contractor can help you find a water heater that both fits your lifestyle and home ventilation requirements. You can also use the State online XPERT Product Selector to find which type of water heater is best for your home and needs.

Innovative technology helps all State gas tank water heaters remain durable for years to come. A glass coating lines many of the tank models to protect the steel tank from corrosion. These tanks also use an anode rod that neutralizes harmful elements that may damage the glass lining and steel tank. The water heater's temperature and pressure relief valve serves as a safety device. It can detect and relieve internal temperature or pressure if the tank begins to exceed safe limits. These features help your water heater work to operate powerfully and reliably.

While there are advantages that come with electric tank and gas tank water heaters alike, changing the fuel type your home uses can bring about increased initial costs. Consult with your local plumbing contractor if you are building a new home so you can incorporate professional advice into your fuel source choice. This will help you align your needs with a great water heater choice.

Many homes in the United States receive natural gas in their homes via underground piping. Rural areas typically use liquid propane (LP) that is delivered to large storage tanks in a homeowner's yard, because natural gas is usually unavailable in these areas. Most State gas water heaters come from the factory designed for either liquid propane or natural gas-both can provide hot water for your home with ease.

Before you install a gas tank water heater, it's important to consider your lifestyle needs and current heating setup. You should understand what type of fuel you currently have in your home, how much hot water you use on a daily basis, and where your current water heater is installed. A plumbing contractor can help you choose the right water heater for your home and your needs, or you can use State's online XPERT Product Selector to help find the right model for your home.

One way to figure out which size of State water heater is right for you is thinking through how happy you are with your current water heater's capacity to supply hot water. Also, consider where your new water heater will be installed and how much space you have available. These factors will also help narrow down your choices. Consult our online XPERT Product Selector for more information. Just answer a few multiple-choice questions to narrow down which options are best for your home's hot water needs.

State strongly recommends that you consult a professional contractor even if you are able to install your water heater on your own. A local plumber or contractor can assist in the installation of your water heater by installing proper venting, managing your home's fuel line, and removing your old water heater.

High-Efficiency Condensing Gas Tank Water Heaters

Discover high-efficiency condensing gas tank water heaters that are designed with energy efficiency in mind.

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XE Power Vent 50-Gallon Tall Gas Tank Water Heater

Standard Non-Condensing Gas Tank Water Heaters:

Power Direct Vent High Efficiency 50-Gallon 100,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater

High-Efficiency Condensing Gas Tank Water Heaters:


Single Shower Length 37 minutes Unlimited
Showers Back-to-Back 4.7 showers Unlimited
Showers at the Same Time 3.2 showers 3.5 showers
Maximum Tub Size 87 gallons 112 gallons
Time to Fill Tub 7 minutes 7 minutes
Hot Water Storage Supply check_circle_outline check_circle_outline
Continuous Hot Water check_circle_outline
Energy Efficiency check_circle_outline
UEF 0.62 0.88 - 0.90
Warranty 6 Years 6 - 10 Years
*Many factors affect the actual performance of a water heater. This represents our closest approximation of your likely experience with this water heater in your local area, but actual performance may vary depending on factors beyond our ability to control or estimate.
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