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The New GeoSpring is GE's Most Efficient Hybrid Hot Water Heater

by , 02/10/12

Hybrid Hot Water Heater, GE GeoSpring, Energy Efficient Appliances, Green Appliances, Smart Grid, Energy Star, Green Collar Jobs, Green Economy

Today GE announced the launch of GeoSpring, its most energy-efficient hybrid-electric hot water heater. They also announced the opening of their new GeoSpring manufacturing facility in Lousiville, KY, which is part of GE’s commitment to invest $1 billion and create more than 1,300 new U.S. jobs by 2014. According to GE, The GeoSpring uses 62% less energy and will save average users $325 a year on their electric bill – imagine the savings if you have shower hogging teenagers!

Hybrid Hot Water Heater, GE GeoSpring, Energy Efficient Appliances, Green Appliances, Smart Grid, Energy Star, Green Collar Jobs, Green Economy

The GeoSpring is GE’s response to consumer demand for more efficient, environmentally friendly appliances. Some 60 million homes in the US use standard electric hot water heaters. By absorbing heat in the ambient air and transferring it to the heated water, the GeoSpring uses dramatically less energy. If 25% of all households switched to this hybrid system, it would reduce annual CO2 emissions to the same extent as removing 360,000 cars from the road.

The GeoSpring comes loaded with tech features like an energy-efficient eHeat™ mode, Hybrid mode, and vacation settings.  It is also smart grid ready.  Check out major appliance stores near you for the GeoSpring, which will retail for about $1,400.

+ GE Appliances

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  1. bobbrewton@att.net April 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Apparently the new GE Hybrid water heater has a real service problem.
    I was told by the GE service center supervisor, that in order for the high efficiency portion of the heater to be serviced, the technician needs get behind the water heater. Almost impossible, when the heater is installed in a closet or even up against a wall. Note neither the marketing information or the installation instructions documented this. I was told that even though the heater is still under the GE warranty, I would have to pay a plumber to uninstall the heater and put it in the middle of the room in order for the technician to have full access to the rear of the unit, before they would honor the warranty. After the repair pay the plumber for another visit to reinstall the heater. Loosing 4-5 days of hot water in my house. I paid $1,730.92 for this “high efficiency” heater. When a normal heater would have cost around $450 and now the high efficiency portion will not work unless I pay an additional unknown hundreds of dollars for two plumber visits. What good is the GE warranty, plus I wasted $1,280.92.

  2. akwintermute February 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I’m not seeing how this going to save you money. A) If the appliance is sitting in conditioned space, its going to remove heat from your home and make your furnace/boiler work harder. B) If its sitting in unconditioned space it going to use more energy to heat itself in the first place. Ideally the tank and heater would sit in condition space while the heat exchanger pulled air from unconditioned spaced.

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