80 Gallon Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater - HPE2K80HD045V
Worked for a day
I installed my unit and all seemed like a go - temperature was coming up nicely. The next morning - nothing - had power on board - but that was about it. It's been a week and half - still no parts - CS said they have 13 boards on BO - (should tell you something).
If I can't get a new board soon - I'll have to return the unit as I need some hot water...
Looks like AO Smith is identical.
Live and learn...
February 21, 2014
Cut your water heating bill more than half!!!
Although our electric Whirlpool water heater was relatively new in a home we just bought, I snatched one of these heat pump water heaters up as soon as I could acct our electric bill was in the $200 to $300 range every month. I've switched out all the remaining incandescent light bulbs to LED, already, so the next big energy user was the water heater.
The 80 gal version is massive, close to 7' tall and 410 lbs. Make sure you have help moving this and the room wherever you locate this. Although I initially paid to have it installed, the installer came up with a bogus excuse for not being able to do unless an electrician moved the electrical. I ended up doing myself (electrical outlet location was fine). Although straight forward, it is a time consuming job...having to re-plumb since the water lines don't coincide with the traditional locations to hook up a water heater and running new condensate lines. Since I was working on the plumbing, I installed a Whirlpool Whole Home Filtration System, too.
Our basement is the perfect place for this and will serve two functions...efficiently heating water and dehumidifying the moisture down there!
October 5, 2013
Energy Savings Instant
Install was a breeze took about 2 hours cause you have to run additional condensate drain lines. From the time I hit the breaker, it ran approx 4 hours to heat 80 gallons of water to 120 degrees in the Hybrid mode and used about 5kwh. I have since switched to Efficiency mode and the heater runs about 3 times a day for about an hour each time consuming approx 3-4 kwh for the day compared to a traditional water heater that would use 16kwh per day. I am very interested in seeing my first months bill. I also expect to see bigger savings as the summer months kick in and it gets hotter in the garage and the heat pump doesn't have to work as hard. Very interested in how it will hold up over time. with my savings and rebates and the cost of the unit it should pay for itself in less then 2 years.
March 16, 2013