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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:09 PM

We are getting a hybrid electric water heater

It replaces the unit that was here when we moved in 11 years ago. It goes in Wednesday. It will cut our cost by about 75%. It will pay for itself in about 2 years.

Our public power supply will be 50% renewable in 2020.

http://www.omaha.com/money/half-of-oppd-s-energy-will-come-from-renewable-sources/article_af78e818-dd2d-52d1-94d1-e3b0a3eb2462.html

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https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-water-heaters/details/2283124

https://www.richmondwaterheaters.com/product/richmond-water-heating-heat-pump-encore%C2%AE-hybrid-heat-pump/



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Reply We are getting a hybrid electric water heater (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2018 OP
Wellstone ruled Jan 2018 #1
Omaha Steve Jan 2018 #3
Wellstone ruled Jan 2018 #4
hunter Jan 2018 #6
DonViejo Jan 2018 #2
marybourg Jan 2018 #5
DonViejo Jan 2018 #7
Omaha Steve Jan 2018 #8
marybourg Jan 2018 #9
Omaha Steve Jan 2018 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:13 PM

1. Hey Buddy,

where are you installing this?

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:21 PM

3. Laundry room in the basemnent


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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:23 PM

4. Might need a

dehumidifier for the Summer Months.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:36 PM

6. It works as a dehumidifier.

These water heaters require a drain or a condensate pump to dispose of water that condenses on the coils.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:14 PM

2. We bought and had one installed a year ago...

It cost $1,250 for the water heater and close to $1,500 to have it installed. We did receive a $750. rebate for the water heater from Mass Save; a collaborative of Massachusetts' natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:35 PM

5. Did you really get the kind of savings O.S. claims? nt

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Response to marybourg (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:40 PM

7. Yes. The water heats up on demand, it doesn't constantly need reheating all day to maintain

a hot temp. Turn the hot water on and it heats up within seconds.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 05:52 PM

8. The energy guide label backs it up by comparing the two


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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 07:36 PM

9. I'd be interested in the results you get after installation

I'll probable need a new electric hot water heater soon. I had a solar hot water system for many, many years. Finally the solar heating portion gave out and I'm using the electric resistance back-up only. I thought my electric bill would be very high, but, strangely enough, it's not costing any more to heat my water with the electric rods than it did with the solar. ??

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Response to marybourg (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 09:38 AM

10. It is a smart unit


It has started to kick out reports on energy usage by the day on the Eco-Net app.

http://www.rheem.com/EcoNet/Home

We didn't have the app working until yesterday. We used 4 kWh in the first 24 hours including my shower.

Our winter usage rates: https://www.oppd.com/residential/residential-rates/

Winter (Oct. 1 May 31)
9.29 cents/kWh for the first 100 kWh
8.03 cents/kWh for the next 900 kWh
5.67 cents/kWh for all additional kWh

Minimum Monthly Bill: $27.07

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