I have yet to replace my water heater, but, luckily for me, I have once again procrastinated long enough for technology to do me a favor. Heat pump water heaters appear to be hitting the market and make a lot more sense to me. I narrowed my search down to the GE and Rheem. Right now, the nod is going to Rheem. They are not quite as efficient as the GE but are better supported in my area. I currently have a water closet with a 50 gallon water heater and I will install the new unit in the attic. It will be a couple of months before I buy one (will install a new central A/C system Monday - $$$!).
Any experience with the heat pump water heaters?
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