GE launches 80-Gallon GeoSpring hybrid electric water heater

GE has launched its new 80-gallon unit GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heater here.

The ENERGY STAR qualified product comes with an energy factor of 2.9, surpassing U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 energy-efficiency standards.

The new mandate is expected to take effect in April 2015.

This new series of water heater is 67 percent more efficient than a standard electric water heater.

Their advanced heat pump technology helps to cut the water heating expenses by more than a half.

The 80-gallon water heater is ideal for homes over 3,000 square feet or homes that have more than 3.5 baths.

Other GeoSpring features include the same water and electrical connections as a standard electric water heater, enabling easy installation.

They also help to save the average household $376 every year and also provide the same amount of hot water as a traditional 80-gallon standard electric water heater.

It is possible to operate them in heap pump mode at an ambient temperature down to 35 degrees F, helping homeowners save on energy even during the colder months.

Besides, the vacation mode helps to lower the water temperature to 50 degrees for the duration of a trip, automatically reenergizing itself the day before the homeowner’s return.

The water heater allows consumers to adjust the temperature setting in one-degree increments from 100 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

An optional Connect Plus module part # PBX10W00Y0 lets homeowners adjust the temperature of their water heater from their phone even.

Optional ducting kit part # GVK8HS enables the installation in living areas and confined spaces also.

Production for the new 80-gallon model (GEH80DFEJSR) at an MSRP of $1,899 has started in the first quarter of 2015 in Louisville and will be available in April 2015.

Sabeena Wahid
editor@greentechlead.com