GE Appliances is expanding its family of Energy Star-rated GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heaters to include an 80-gal. unit that will exceed the U.S. Department of Energy’s new energy-efficiency standards for all electric water heaters larger than 55 gal. The new mandate, which takes effect April 2015, requires electric water heaters over 55 gal. to have an Energy Factor between 1.92 and 2.02.
“The GeoSpring, both large and smaller capacity, saves homeowners an average of $365 a year in utility bills,” said Francois Lebrasseur, marketing manager for GE Water Products.