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    Pros: Would You Put a Hybrid HP Water Heater in Your Home?

    Know what you know about equipment.

    I know conventional HWH aren't what they used to be.

    I know the cost of a tankless is prohibitive for me..right now.

    Been reading good and bad about Hybrids...your opines on this are appreciated.

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    I would in a hot climate and if the WH was in the garage or some place with plenty of heat. I wouldn't want one in my basement, they are cold enough as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    I would in a hot climate and if the WH was in the garage or some place with plenty of heat. I wouldn't want one in my basement, they are cold enough as it is.
    agreed.

    I could see it being nice, during the summer time, in a tightly constructed home.

    Other than that, your just taking the cold out of the water, and putting it in your house. Meaning now you have to use your heat pump (for your house) to heat your house even more.

    So, your using your heat pump to add heat to compensate for the heat removed from your basement, to add to the water......seems a little round a bout.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

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    ONLY IF

    you like the option of using the most economical fuel source
    You have got to learn from other people's mistakes! Because God knows you don't live long enough to make them all yourself !!!!!!!!

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    If your basement or area your water heat is in is usually warm. they are a good idea.

    In the winter, during the day, my basement is too cold to use one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    If your basement or area your water heat is in is usually warm. they are a good idea.

    In the winter, during the day, my basement is too cold to use one.
    its in the mud room w/the dryer and washer. Very very warm in summer, Nice to chilly in our MS winter.

    What I'm asking, would consider putting one in your respective homes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvantGarde View Post
    its in the mud room w/the dryer and washer. Very very warm in summer, Nice to chilly in our MS winter.

    What I'm asking, would consider putting one in your respective homes?
    Even though the GE hybrid is very backward, technology speaking (poor efficiency), if you temp never drops below 42F it will give you a reasonable saving. The higher the ambient temp and humidity the better it will work.
    If you use plenty of hot water, also a good option.

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    In my home. No, my elec. rates vs. gas rates are way too low to justify it. I think you'd have to be in a location with high elec. rates, a warm climate, no natural gas available (obviously) and have relatively small useage or you don't like to take really long hot shwoers or baths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvantGarde View Post
    its in the mud room w/the dryer and washer. Very very warm in summer, Nice to chilly in our MS winter.

    What I'm asking, would consider putting one in your respective homes?
    No, my basement gets too cold in the winter during the day.
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    airtap makes an add on you can install on your existing WH. I have seen them on ebay as low as $350.
    http://www.airgenerate.com/

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