When converting from gas to electric for water heating, the main issue is the power needed from the panel. Rheem’s hybrid heat pump water heater needs a dedicated 30-amp circuit. That exceeded the load in some panels, so they came up with a different version that required less power. Mainly designed for warmer climates and not designed to be put in a garage.
The existing gas water heater in this house is going to be problematic as we tighten up the house. We chose to replace it with a Rheem Protera Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater.
Matt Hoots with SawHorse interviews Alan Cape with Rheem Water Heating at the 2020 IBS and KBIS in Las Vegas. Alan discusses the benefits of using an all electric heat pump water heater.
Matt Hoots with SawHorse interviews Bronwyn Planasch with Noritz at the 2020 IBS and KBIS in Las Vegas.
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