Heat Pump Facts
What is a hybrid water heater, and how do they save money?
Don’t be alarmed by what you read on the internet many articles are written by competitive manufactures, the two very best I know of in this industry are Bradford White which is from the original design of GE Geo-therm brand, back about 10-years ago the federal us government paid GE 3-billon dollars to develop a water heater that has an EF rating of over 2.0EF however they must agree to share this technology with all other US manufacturers, so all the other American water heater manufacturers now make heat-pump (Hybrid) water heaters.
Bradford White bought the GE factory and all related heat-pump designs and patents and repackaged the new units as a Bradford White Hybrid heat-pump water heater.
The new Bradford White units are made much better then the original GE units and technology has increased they now deliver a 3.40EF rating and Ruud offers a slightly higher rating at 3.70EF. both are an excellent choice. My choice would be RUUD since they tend to build dependable water heaters and are the oldest water heater manufacturer in the US, in fact they invented the modern day water heater we’ve been using for the last 140 years.
Heat Pump are about three times efficient as a standard electric water heater. These style water heaters give you the lowest cost per gallon of hot water than any other type water heater gas or electric, even lower than a gas tankless style water heater.
The new heat pump (Hybrid) water heaters conserves energy with up to 3.70 Energy Factor (EF) ratings.
RUUD Hybrid water heaters have the highest savings amongst all other brands tested.
A yearly average household savings of up to $504.
A heat pump water heater draws heat from the surrounding air and stores it in the water. It uses heat that's already there. Sacramento has the perfect climate for a heat pump water heater, This area does not experience extreme cold.
The average cost to replace a standard tank-type 50 gallon electric water heater is about $1500, our cost to install a new electric RUUD hybrid is only $2790, thats a difference of $1290, it would take a little more than two years to recoup this extra cost between a hybrid and a conventional water heater, and many more years of saving money after that, Plus a Hybrid water heater last longer than a standard electric conventional unit. SMUD offers a rebate of $1000, good till 12/31/2019. and now offers up to $3000 rebate cash for those of you who want a conversion from gas water heater to electric heat-pump, this rebate covers most of the cost of the heat-pump water heater, labor, electric and permit.
Water Heater Pros can replace your old energy burning water heater with a new RUUD Hybrid water heater starting at only $1790 after rebate and permit fees.
Call us at 916-344-4500 SMUD rebate application click here