GE GE40L08BSM 36 Gallon Side Port Lowboy Electric Water Heater 240 Volt 8 Year Warranty

Sku:
GE-GE40L08BSM
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$491.00
Let's be realistic - your hot water heater is probably one of the last things on your mind. Most likely it has not been seen or talked about, in way too long. It is definitely an appliance that is usually installed and forgotten. That is, until the day comes when it rears its head and does not work up to its potential! NO HOT WATER - BBRRR. Hot water should not be something we take for granted. Today may be the day you decide to replace your water heater.

The GE40L08BSM is a 36 gallon, 5500 Watt electric water heater that uses 240 Volt electricity. It has 2.75" insulation to help reduce heat loss, resulting in less energy consumption, improved operation efficiencies. It is 27" in diameter and only 31-1/2" high (water inlet/outlet connections are located on the side of this unit). The lowboy is perfect for tight spaces where height is an issue. Plus you will still get the power you need to heat with electricity. The unit ships with a 120°F factory default temperature setting, it is adjustable from 90° - 150°.
 
The GE40L08BSM hot water heater has a First Hour Rating or First Hour Delivery of 63 gallons. Basically, the First Hour Rating means how much hot water the hot water heater can deliver in an hour of use, starting with a fully heated tank. It does not mean that the hot water will last for one hour. As the cold water enters the tank it is heated, the faster you use your hot water, the faster your water will become tepid and then cold. However, depending on your temperature set point and your household's water use you can calculate how much hot water you need during your busiest hour. As you use the water in the tank, it is continuously being replenished and heated.
 
The Energy Factor (EF) is used to determine the energy efficiency of the hot water heater. Recover efficiency, stand-by loss and cycling loss are all included in the energy factor. Typically, the higher the energy factor, the more efficient the water heater. Cost of fuel however, will have an impact on annual operating costs.
 
An example of a 63 gallon peak demand might look like this:
  • 3 showers (10 x 3 = 30 gallons)
  • 1 bath (15 x 1 = 15 gallons)
  • 1 meal prep (4 x 1 = 4 gallons)
  • 2 shaves (2 x 2 = 4 gallons)
  • 1 hand dishwashing (4 x 1 = 4 gallons)
  • 1 dishwasher run (6 x 1 = 6 gallons)
This household would probably want a hot water heater with a first hour rating of about 57 - 65 gallons.
 
Features of the GE GE40L08BSM electric water heater include:
  • Holds a 36 gallons of water
  • Made to fit in tight height spaces
  • Easy access side ports for water connections
  • Delivers 63 gallons of hot water in the first hour (Measured through DOE First Hour Rating)
  • Provide hot water for the whole family of 2 to 4 persons
  • Quick Recovery - Two 5500 W heating elements quickly increase water temperature for hot water when you need it
  • Anode Rod - offers long lasting protection against corrosion
  • Inlet Tube - Replenishes water from the bottom of the tank to maximize hot water delivery
  • Rust-proof Brass Drain Valve construction can be counted on to provide long-lasting service
  • 8 year Tank and Parts Warranty
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GE GE40L08BSM 36 Gallon Side Port Lowboy Electric Water Heater 240 Volt 8 Year Warranty
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Product Overview

Let's be realistic - your hot water heater is probably one of the last things on your mind. Most likely it has not been seen or talked about, in way too long. It is definitely an appliance that is usually installed and forgotten. That is, until the day comes when it rears its head and does not work up to its potential! NO HOT WATER - BBRRR. Hot water should not be something we take for granted. Today may be the day you decide to replace your water heater.

The GE40L08BSM is a 36 gallon, 5500 Watt electric water heater that uses 240 Volt electricity. It has 2.75" insulation to help reduce heat loss, resulting in less energy consumption, improved operation efficiencies. It is 27" in diameter and only 31-1/2" high (water inlet/outlet connections are located on the side of this unit). The lowboy is perfect for tight spaces where height is an issue. Plus you will still get the power you need to heat with electricity. The unit ships with a 120°F factory default temperature setting, it is adjustable from 90° - 150°.
 
The GE40L08BSM hot water heater has a First Hour Rating or First Hour Delivery of 63 gallons. Basically, the First Hour Rating means how much hot water the hot water heater can deliver in an hour of use, starting with a fully heated tank. It does not mean that the hot water will last for one hour. As the cold water enters the tank it is heated, the faster you use your hot water, the faster your water will become tepid and then cold. However, depending on your temperature set point and your household's water use you can calculate how much hot water you need during your busiest hour. As you use the water in the tank, it is continuously being replenished and heated.
 
The Energy Factor (EF) is used to determine the energy efficiency of the hot water heater. Recover efficiency, stand-by loss and cycling loss are all included in the energy factor. Typically, the higher the energy factor, the more efficient the water heater. Cost of fuel however, will have an impact on annual operating costs.
 
An example of a 63 gallon peak demand might look like this:
  • 3 showers (10 x 3 = 30 gallons)
  • 1 bath (15 x 1 = 15 gallons)
  • 1 meal prep (4 x 1 = 4 gallons)
  • 2 shaves (2 x 2 = 4 gallons)
  • 1 hand dishwashing (4 x 1 = 4 gallons)
  • 1 dishwasher run (6 x 1 = 6 gallons)
This household would probably want a hot water heater with a first hour rating of about 57 - 65 gallons.
 
Features of the GE GE40L08BSM electric water heater include:
  • Holds a 36 gallons of water
  • Made to fit in tight height spaces
  • Easy access side ports for water connections
  • Delivers 63 gallons of hot water in the first hour (Measured through DOE First Hour Rating)
  • Provide hot water for the whole family of 2 to 4 persons
  • Quick Recovery - Two 5500 W heating elements quickly increase water temperature for hot water when you need it
  • Anode Rod - offers long lasting protection against corrosion
  • Inlet Tube - Replenishes water from the bottom of the tank to maximize hot water delivery
  • Rust-proof Brass Drain Valve construction can be counted on to provide long-lasting service
  • 8 year Tank and Parts Warranty

Tech Specs

  • Capacity (Gallons):
    36
  • Fuel Type:
    Electric
  • First Hour Delivery Rating (Gal.):
    63
  • Energy Factor (EF):
    0.92
  • Includes Heat Pump:
    No
  • Energy Star:
    No
  • Venting:
    Non-Vented
  • Overall Depth (in.):
    27
  • Overall Height (in.):
    31.5
  • Voltage:
    208-230V
  • Net Weight (lbs.):
    135
  • Water Connection Size:
    3/4" NPT
  • Tank Warranty:
    8 Year Limited
  • Parts Warranty:
    8 Year Limited
  • Labor Warranty:
    1 Year Limited
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