Now that the new GE® Hybrid Water Heater has been the first water heater to be ENERGY STAR® rated and first to be listed on the U.S. Department of Energy‘s website, it has reached yet another milestone. This new energy efficient heat pump electric water heater will reduce energy expenses up to 62%, saving as much as $320 annually on energy bills.*
After air heating and cooling, home water heating is the largest in residential energy consumption. As homes are designed to be more energy–efficient, the percentage of energy used to heat water has been growing—until now. The new GE Hybrid Water Heater can cut residential water heater energy costs by more than half.
By utilizing heat pump technology in combination with traditional electric elements, this Hybrid Water Heater pulls heat from surrounding air and transfers it to the tank. This innovative process creates the same amount of hot water as a traditional water heater, but can reduce energy expenses up to 62%.* And that could have a dramatic impact on monthly utility bills and the environment. The new GE Hybrid Water Heater:
* Consumes up to 62%* less energy than a standard electric water heater
* Results in energy savings of $320 per year*
* Exceeds ENERGY STAR® minimum requirements of 2.0 Energy Factor (EF) with 2.35 EF
Since the new GE Hybrid can save approximately $320 per year – that‘s $3,200 savings in energy costs over a 10–year period based on 10.65 cents per kWh.
The GE Hybrid Water Heater features a user–friendly electronic control system that offers both simplicity and flexibility, giving consumers as much or as little control of operating modes as they like: Set the thermostat and forget it or easily change the desired water temperature or operating mode to maximize energy efficiency.