Bradford White Corp.’s AeroTherm heat-pump water heaters are now in production at the company’s plant in Middleville, Michigan. When compared with a standard electric water heater, the AeroTherm heat-pump water heater can save the average household about $300 per year, the company states. Based on those savings, the company adds, the water heater could effectively pay for itself over its lifetime. As a Bradford White product, the new Energy Star-certified AeroTherm features Vitraglas corrosion protection and will have six- and 10-year warranty options for both the tank and parts. The water heater features convenient top connections and can by fully repaired in the field (both sealed system and electrical). It features four different operating modes: heat-pump mode (most energy efficient), hybrid (energy-efficient with faster recovery), standard electric (best performance), and vacation (saves energy when the unit is not being used).
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