GE GeoSpring™ Hybrid Electric Water Heater
The new industry-exclusive GE GeoSpring™ Hybrid Electric Water Heater is designed to provide the same hot water homeowners are accustomed to, but requires only about half the energy to produce it. For example, based on the same standard tank water heater that uses approximately 4,800 kWh per year, the new GE GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater is designed to:
- Consume up to 62% less energy than a standard electric water heater
- Result in energy savings of $320 per year
*Based on DOE test procedure and comparison of a 50-gallon standard electric tank water heater using 4,881 kwh per year versus the GE heat pump water heater using 1,856 kwh per year.
How It Works
The GE GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater combines energy-saving heating technology with traditional electric heating systems used in most standard water heaters on the market today without sacrificing the amount of hot water it can deliver.
This hybrid technology is designed to absorb heat in ambient air and transfer it into the water. Since it requires much less energy to absorb and transfer heat than it does to generate it – as a standard electric water heater would – the GE GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater provides the same amount of hot water while using less energy.
The GE GeoSpring™ 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. Water temperature may be precisely set from 100 to 140 degrees to maximize energy benefits and comfort.
The unit exceeds the ENERGY STAR® minimum requirement of a 2.0 energy factor (EF) with a 2.35 EF or 235% efficient.
Now available through your local electric cooperative or by calling 1-800-451-8061 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
Additional information and an installation video are available on General Electric’s website:http://www.geappliances.com/products/water/heat-pump-water-heater/
Arkansas Energy Office Rebate Information: www.arkansasenergy.org