The advantages of hybrid heat pump water heaters are clear: excellent energy efficiency, lower operating costs, and relatively simple and affordable installation. And of all the options available, GE’s GeoSpring model is one of the best.
The 50-gallon GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heater has an energy factor of 2.4 in hybrid mode, which translates to a 62% reduction in energy usage compared to a standard electric water heater. That means an average homeowner might save $325 each year in utility costs, so the GeoSpring will pay for itself multiple times over. Homeowners can also take advantage of tax credits and rebates to further drop the initial expense (for example, according to GE’s handy rebate checker at this writing, New York City residents can receive a rebate up to $400).
The Energy-Star rated GeoSpring is also remarkably quiet, and installs using the same footprint and electrical connections as a standard electric water heater. Assembled in the USA.
Suggested retail price is $1,199. Learn more at the GE Appliances website.