120 Volt Heat Pump Water Heaters Hit The Market & Make Gas Replacements Even Easier

Published by CleanTechnica: There are big developments happening in the world of water heaters. 120 volt heat pump water heaters are set to hit the market (most by early next year) allowing homeowners with gas water heaters to easily switch them out for heat pump water heaters without expensive panel upgrades. This opens up the world of efficient water heating to many more households, because they won’t have to rewire their homes to make the switch.

These water heaters are just coming to market. I asked water heater expert Amruta Khanolkar, from New Buildings Institute, when they should be ready for purchase. She responded, “The Rheem models are market ready and the dedicated circuit one is available for sale already. The rest of the manufacturers and models are expected to be production ready by Q1 of 2022.”

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