EarthWindandFire wrote:I think the GE heat pump water heater is a great idea.
Except, when it breaks who's gonna fix it!
At least I can fix my natural-gas or oil-fired water heater myself.
You have a point. I ASSume that since they are really just a heat pump with a water to air heat exchanger, any good HVAC guy could work on them. However, if the tank on the intergrated units fails, can a replacement tank be bought cheaply?
Fwiw, the Geyser appeals to me for several reasons. Better warranty, made here [not so with at least some of the others] - see links to others I posted. Plus, the Geyser can be remotely placed, and used with any normal $300 elec or $xxx? gas tank, which can still operate if/when needed. I'm-a-gittin' me one this summer. [Wife just doesn't know it yet LOL]