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Old 09-02-2016, 05:47 PM
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My gas water heater is broke and looking for a new water heater. I am looking at, either replace with new Gas Water Heater or switch over to Hybrid Electric Heat Pump. Any recommendations?

Hybrid Electric Heat Pump seems to be efficient, but not sure if it is economical long term when compared to Gas Water Heater
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:33 PM
 
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Ge just announced they are shutting down the factory that makes the heat pump water heaters.
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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The house we bought 2 years ago had AO Smith hybrid heat pump water heater. We never run out of hot water. Our electric bill is lower than the house we lived in previously (it had classic electric water heater) and the bonus is the heat pump cools our garage as it heats the water.
If I had my choice I would use natural gas (grew up in Oklahoma) but down here in Florida it always available.
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Old 09-03-2016, 04:57 PM
 
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I doubt anything will beat gas for efficiency.
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Old 09-03-2016, 05:30 PM
 
Location: The Triad
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My gas water heater is broke...
replace it with another gas water heater.
VERY simple controls.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Natural gas (city gas) hot water heater is as cheap to run as it gets, short of you installing a woodburner heater, and chopping your own wood..


If yours was propane though, you'd need to do some checking. Propane is typically at least 4 times the cost of natural gas on average.
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I wouldn't trade out a gas water heater for anything different, because I like having hot water even if the power goes off. Same thing for my gas stove (it has a constant pilot, so no electricity needed there either.) I'd much prefer to have natural gas than propane, but it's not available here. My propane usage is extremely low anyway though.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:44 AM
 
Location: WA
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The price of NG has fallen so much over the past ten years that financially there is no better way to go.
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