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Topic Title: Hybrid water heater
Topic Summary: Anybody have one installed pros? Cons?
Created On: 10/03/2021 09:28 PM
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 10/03/2021 09:28 PM
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KP

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Going to be replacing water heater and trying to research information on Florida users. Wondering if anybody has any experience? (model make and model?)
Thanks

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 10/04/2021 01:01 PM
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RustyTruck

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We went tankless about 4 years ago and love it. Significant savings and never runs out. Only downside is slightly longer for shower to get hot.

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 10/04/2021 01:21 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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It's popular on islands

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 10/04/2021 02:02 PM
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Central Floridave

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I just went old school 40 gallon, cheapest. Tried to think why i need a smart water heater? Phone app and all. I'm like wha?
 10/05/2021 05:31 AM
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SurferMic

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Went tankless at a rental...not sure if I do it again, complaints about not being able to shower and run the dishwasher at the same time, but the energy savings they did like...Also after 3 years had to replace the entire system due to a heater coil failure. They work but longevity is questionable. Forgot to add make sure you have available 220V breaker on your box, or install cost goes up. I am still on the fence if it was worth it but for a second story Apartment I do not have to worry about a tank erupting and flooding out the 2nd and 1st floor units, that was the driving force for my install.

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 10/05/2021 06:53 AM
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seaspray

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Are you talking about the heat-pump water heater? I had a co-worker install one in his home and he had nothing but good things to say about it. Had it in the garage and said that it did provide some level of cooling. Pricey, but he was the type of guy that spent a lot on that stuff, including solar-heating for pool, etc.
 10/05/2021 06:12 PM
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KP

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Thanks all for the experiences and info

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 10/05/2021 06:15 PM
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KP

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Originally posted by: seaspray

Are you talking about the heat-pump water heater? I had a co-worker install one in his home and he had nothing but good things to say about it. Had it in the garage and said that it did provide some level of cooling. Pricey.....


Yep the heat pump water heater design is what I was considering. I wonder what brand his was? I keep finding that Rheem has some problems and is noisy. Which won't work for us because the master bedroom shares the wall with the water heater on the other side.
I haven't yet spoke to anyone that has had A.O. Smith or the Bradford white brand.
There are some Rebates available. But I don't know if it's worth it for our needs.

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 10/06/2021 06:33 PM
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Bamboo

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Got one a few years ago and still love it. Not the cheapest, but it was a great option for our place and would get one again.

Check out this thread for some more info:

https://www.2ndlight.com/fuset...tid=36&threadid=179985

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 10/09/2021 07:12 PM
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KP

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Thanks Bamboo! Sorry I missed that. I usually search first.

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