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What is a Heat Pump Water Heater?
Heat pumps have been used for years in the heating and cooling industry. Recently some innovative thinkers decided to combine the heat pump and the water heater. What does this mean for you? This means that your water is heated by the ambient air rather than using electric heating elements or gas burners to heat your water. If you are trying to understand how a heat pump water heater works let us explain it to you in the simplest terms. A heat pump water heater works opposite of your air conditioner. Your air conditioner pulls the heat out of your house and pumps it outside. A heat pump pulls heat from the ambient air and that heat in your water. A heat pump is many times more efficient and cost effecctive than an electric heating element or even natural gas. If your water demand gets to be more than the heat pump can produce at that point the electric heating elements will kick in and help heat the water then shut back off.
Rheem Super Efficient HP-Series Heat Pump Water Heater
These water heaters have an energy factor of 2.0, they have a fast recovery, are all electric and come in both 40 and 50 gallon capacities. When the Rheem heat pump hybrid water heater is in energy saver mode it is using a heat pump like what have been around for heating homes for years to heat your hot water, when a larger demand comes on standard electric elements will kick in to supply you with the water that you need as you need it. The energy savings will also save you money on your power bill as it is twice as efficient as a standard electric water heater. The user friendly touch pad also allows for homeowners to select the water temperature range and choose the highest efficiency setting for their hot water demand. The Rheem Hybrid water heater is also ENERGY STAR rated.
Rheem Hybrid HP Series Models:
HP40RH and HP50RH (40 gallon and 50 gallon)
This is a Rheem Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater That will use the heat in the ambient air to primarily heat your water for you, if there is a long demand then will kick on the electric heating elements like a standard electric water heater. These are energy star rated water heaters.
- Model HP40RH which is a 40 gallon Rheem Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
- Model HP50RH which is a 50 gallon Rheem Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
A.O. Smith High efficiency Heat Pump Water Heaters
A.O. Smith manufactures a few of these heat pump water heaters as well. They are a combination of a heat pump and an electric water heater. This heat pump water heater takes heat out of the ambient are and puts it in the water. By doing this it can work much more efficiently than a standard electric water heater. If it can not keep up the electric elements will kick in. below are a couple of the models of A.O. Smith heat pump water heaters. The A.O. Smith high efficiency water heater is over twice as efficient as a standard electric water heater. The heat pump water heater is energy star qualified, it can reduce operating costs by more than 50% over conventional water heater, has an easy to remove washable air filter and long lasting incoloy backup heating elements. The A. O. Smith Voltex™ - Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater- the most advanced technology in electric water heating comes in a couple of different models.
- The AO Smith model PHPT-60 heat pump water heater is an 60 gallon heat pump water heater which has an efficiency factor of 2.4. This heat pump water heater has a first hour rating of 68 gallons of hot water.
- The AO Smith model PHPT-80 heat pump water is an 80 gallon heat pump water heater with an efficiency factor of 2.3. This heat pump water heater has a first hour rating of 84 gallons of hot water.
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