BFG122-40T40-3NOV - 40 Gallon 40000 BTU Flame Guard Standard Tall Natural Gas Water Heater - 12 Year Warranty

BFG122-40T40-3NOV - 40 Gallon 40000 BTU Flame Guard Standard Tall Natural Gas Water Heater - 12 Year Warranty Where to Buy

The enhanced BFG design incorporates the latest technological advancements in gas water heating. With tighter temperature control and advanced diagnostics, you can truly rely on American for the Flame Guard® Safety System that is better than ever.


  • 12-year limited Tank warranty, 12-year parts warranty for Residential applications
  • .63 Energy Efficiency
  • 40,000 Natural Gas BTU Input per hour
  • Intelligent Control Logic - The internal microprocessor provides enhanced operating parameters and tighter differentials for precise sensing and faster heating response to optimize performance.
  • Self-Powered Electronic Gas Valve - Uses a thermopile to generate the power needed to operate the electronic gas control without requiring an external power source.
  • Diagnostics - The electronic gas control incorporates an LED status indicator that monitors system operation & service diagnostics.
  • Piezo Electric Ignitor - Makes lighting pilot fast and easy.
  • FVIR Compliant - The Flame Guard® Safety System
  • LimeFighter® Dip Tube - Technology uses special water jets to direct incoming cold water into the tank creating turbulence, which helps prevent sediment buildup
  • Aluminized Steel Multiport Low NOx Burner
  • Combination Thermostat/ECO - With factory-preset pressure regulator and built-in millivolt-powered energy cutoff for overheat protection.
  • Anode Rod - Top-mounted, heavy-duty anode protects tank against corrosion, maximizes tank life.
  • 3/4" Top water connection
  • 1/2" Gas connection
  • Factory installed CSA Certified and ASME Rated Temperature & Pressure (T&P) relief valve
  • Factory installed Heat Traps
  • Factory installed child-resistant, corrosion-resistant brass drain valve

Tech Specs

  • Capacity (Gallons): 40
  • Family Size: 3
  • Energy Factor: 0.63
  • Digital Display: Yes
  • Limited Warranty Tank: 12
  • Limited Warranty Parts: 12
  • Max BTUs Input: 40,000
  • Foam Insulation: Yes
  • Water Connection Location: Top
  • Water Connection Size: 3/4


  • Height: 58 3/4"
  • Height w/Draft Hood: 62"
  • Diameter: 20"
  • Width: 20"
  • Depth: 20"
  • Weight: 132 lbs.
  • Vent Size: "

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