GE Hot Water Heaters
New GE Hot Water Heaters
The new GE hot water heaters known as hybrids, use heat pumps to help save an average of $300 annually on utility costs. This new design for GE hot water heaters is made to give hot water on demand like the tankless versions, but uses 60% less energy than most other water heaters. The hybrid GE hot water heaters use heat pumps along with electric elements to pump water with the most energy efficiency in mind. The tank holds 2 heating elements as well as a pressure relief valve and an internal porcelain liner. Energy Star approved, the hybrid portion that sits on top of the tank holds a compressor and evaporator.
The evaporator draws in heat and the condenser has coils that are all through the tank and helps to transfer the heat into the tank to heat water. This unit makes the same amount of hot water that other GE hot water heaters do, but can cut costs by up to 60% yearly due to the energy efficiency. The up side to these GE hot water heaters is that they can be used in hybrid mode to use less energy and have quicker recovery times than tankless. The down side to using these GE hot water heaters is that they are a little costly to have installed.
Tankless GE hot water heaters offer continuous flows of hot water, much like their tanked counterparts. There is no tank, and when you turn the hot faucet on, the water stays hot until it is turned off. The tankless GE hot water heaters are only available in gas and not electric, which can be considered a downfall to some homeowners who only run electric. Up sides to these tankless water heaters, is that there is no tank to take up space or have to pay to continuously heat.
These models are available in different sizes, so there is one to fit your specific hot water needs in the home. There are electronic digital controls as well as diagnostics, for no maintenance. You can adjust the water temperature at any time, and it will be felt immediately when you turn the hot water one. The up side to these GE hot water heaters includes immediate change in temperature, no maintenance requirements and freeze protection. The down side for tankless GE hot water heaters is that they are only available in gas.