|Item Weight||267 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||21 x 21 x 75.5 inches|
|Item model number||HP50RH|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||6 year parts and tank. Warranties are only valid if unit was installed by a properly licensed technician|
Rheem HP50RH Heat Pump Water Heater, 50 Gallon
|Price:||$1,463.86 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- High 2.0 Energy Factor (EF)
- 3 operation nodes
- Premium resistored anode rod protection, extends tank life
- Standard 3/4" NPT inlet, outlet, and condensate drain connections
- Easily replaces a standard electric water heater
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The manufacture's tech people tell me that it is working according to specifications. I don't think this is the case. And if that were the case, don't buy a water heater with such ridiculous specifications.
We looked into a regular electric water heater, which costs about half the price of this heat-pump water heater, but my experience with running heating elements on my failing solar unit made it clear that the elements run up a high energy bill. We installed this 50-gallon Rheem water heater six months ago and are extremely pleased.
Here's why this unit works so well for us.
Our energy company charges us on a graduated scale for kilowatts used. We have four rate levels, so for the first 600 kWh we pay an average of 15 cents/kWh. When we get above that the rate goes up to an average of 24 cents/kWh. Then the power company adds another 6 or 7 cents per kWh, just because they like to and the state lets them.
The impact of this on water heating is huge. If the heater uses only elements to heat the water, those draw a lot of power and the usage gets into the higher-tier rates real soon, and the electrons get real expensive really fast.
This came into play when we had a full house during the holiday season and set the water heater to operate using the elements to heat, rather than the heat pump. After our visitors left and we set the heater to the "energy-saving" mode, our energy bill dropped $80-$100. There were other variables in play at the time, but nearly all of the energy drop was in the water heater.
We think that this water heater provides value, even though it's more expensive to install.Read more ›
It turned out that the plumber/electrician had little trouble running a new electric line from the breaker box to the furnace room in my house. Hooking up the water heater was straightforward.
The compressor heat pump only operates a few times during the day and even when it operates, it is a quiet hum or buzz (like my refrigerator). Home Depot offers a very long protection package. Very exciting and worthwhile investment especially since new "high efficiency" propane water heaters consume about 260 gallons a year and tankless water heater heaters consume about 200 gallons of propane a year.
replaced under warranty in Spring of 2014....worked for about 3-4 months...we were travelling for the summer, and then I became ill, and never got back to it until summer of 2015. Still under warranty (10 years parts), labor not included.
Went to replace it, and after multiple phone calls, including over an hour on the phone today with Rheem ..most of it on hold, product is not in stock, and not scheduled for production.
In response to question of "was product ever going to be manufactured again?", they didn't know.
I was offered ~1/3 of what I paid for it a year and a half ago... Fair market value! Arrgghhh!
Potential buyers: beware!
Now on the hunt for another water heater...
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Giving 4 stars as a starting point... We just purchased this water heater today from a local Box store. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mike Gallucci
The garage is NOT the best place to install, if you live anywhere it get's hot.
Install it IN YOUR HOME, it takes the heat out of the house, lowering your air-conditioner... Read more
Buy it if it's for you and you want to experiment, not as builder or for demanding needs.
* Digital thermostat allows for precise temperature setting
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my water heating bill dropped by 70 per cent, warm months in Georgia made for free a/c and all the hot water we need. Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by dan
Easy to install, super capacity for the most shower dedicated teenagers (with spare for the rest of the family). Read morePublished on February 16, 2014 by SoreEyes