The Voltex® hybrid electric heat pump water heater more than lives up to its impressive reputation. The 50, 60 and 80-gallon models use heat pump technology, which means more energy stored, resulting in increased savings. And the consumer-friendly display is simple to operate and provides easy-to-understand feedback on operational status.
More than twice as efficient as a standard electric water heater and easy to install, the Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heater more than lives up to its impressive reputation. The consumer-friendly display is simple to operate and provides easy-to-understand feedback on operational status.
Four Operating Modes - Efficiency, Hybrid, Electric and Vacation – allow homeowners to choose the mode that best matches their lifestyle and adapt as their needs change.
The most energy-efficient setting works by extracting warmth from the surrounding air, concentrating the heat and transferring it to the water.
This mode uses the heat pump for efficiency, but will use the element for quick recovery following increased hot water usage.
In Electric Mode, the unit operates as a electric water heater, utilizing the elements only for conditions when limited ambient heat is available.
One touch operation maintains tank temperature at 60°F (15.6°C) during vacation or extended absence to reduce operating costs and provide freeze protection.
Water heaters account for 14% to 25% of the total energy consumed in a typical home today. On average, they use more energy than a household’s refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer combined. The great news is that Voltex has been designed to dramatically decrease the cost of operation. In fact, Voltex can translate into quite significant savings for the homeowner over the course of its lifespan. Just how significant? With up to a 2.75 Energy Factor (EF) rating (compared to an average .87−.92 EF rating of a standard electric model), these innovative water heaters can cut annual operating costs by more than half.
The greatest savings and quickest payback may occur in regions where the average temperatures are colder. Operating five months out of the year in the heat pump mode where electricity rates are two to three times higher will yield more savings than operating 10 months in the heat pump mode where electricity rates are lower.
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