Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Ariston GL6+S Electric Mini-Tank Water Heaters

The new Ariston GL6+S electric mini-tank water heaters have just arrived. This water heater is the direct replacement for the recently obsoleted Ariston GL6+ (GL6PLUS).

The main difference between the older GL6+ and the new GL6+S is that the GL6+ came with a power cord that plugged directly into a 120V wall socket while the new GL6+S does not come with a power cord. The GL6+S must be hardwired at the time of installation.

Globaltowne does carry a 6' cord for the Ariston GL6+S

Here are the features of the new GL6+S:
  • 6-year warranty on tank
  • Glass-lined tank for longer life
  • Mounts on wall or floor
  • Temperature/pressure relief valve included
  • Must be hard-wired to 120V
  • Dimensions: 17.5" x 17.5" x 14 1/2"
  • Recovery at 90 Deg F Rise: 7 GPH
  • 12.5 AMPS and 1500W Heating Capacity
  • Temperature Range: 65 Deg F to 145 Deg F
  • Meets ASHRAE 90.1 Standard
  • Relief Valve = Installed
  • Power cord not included
The new Ariston GL6+S model has many new improvements since it has been upgraded. The mini tank has a new temperature adjustment knob on the front of the unit to raise and lower the temperature from 65 Deg F to 145 Deg F. On the older model you would have to remove the blue oval cover to access the temperature knob.

The Ariston GL6+S model has a new improved thermostat that features a new sensing probe that is attached to the thermostat and inserts into the cavity of the new element so the heater can adjust temperatures quicker and maintain a more consistent heat.