Heat pump water heater

Heat pump water heater

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:09 pm

Today I was at the electric supply house and their was a heat pump water heater from ge first thing inside the door. It had a label that said upper 4500 watt, lower 4500 watt, and pump 700 watt. Does the darn thing have elecric elements if the pump can't keep up ? Asked the sales guy, not that I wanted one at $1000, just the curiosity of it all. :?
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Heat pump water heater

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:58 pm

For warm climate, and southern states, it may be worth it, otherwise it's a scam !
It's an electric hot water heater, with supplemental heat pulled from the surrounding air area, but only if the surrounding area is warm.
Here in the NorthEast, we are trying to stay warm 9 month out of the year. It's good for me, my beer is always cold !
CoalUserWannabe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Heat pump water heater

PostBy: steamup On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:27 am

The unit has a microprocessor control and allows for different recovery settings. The heat pump operation is more efficient but takes a long time to recover. The electric elements are for faster recovery but at straight electric prices.

It is a good alternative if you don't have a more cost effective fuel option.
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice


Re: Heat pump water heater

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:32 am

These units should work well for those that have a warm basement due to a coal stove or boiler.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.