Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters in 2022
Hoping to get some advice on selecting a new electric Heat Pump Water Heater. A few things about my home that factor in:
– The HPWH would be installed in a finished basement (2 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 bath in the basement level). Overall it’s a small home, 2100 sq ft including the finished basement. Noise volume is my highest priority.
– Climate zone 5A, Rhode Island.
– Tank size/recovery rate needs to be higher. Will have 3 showers running simultaneously, plus I’ll be adding a 4th (outdoor) eventually. I live in a beach community and host friends/family a lot. After a day at the beach, everyone comes back and showers at the same time unfortunately.
There are some huge benefits for me to get a HPWH. Aside from the energy savings, the water table where I live is extremely high and basement humidity/dampness is a big issue for me. I run 2 dehumidifiers 24/7 from June through September and still can’t keep it dry.
Thanks to this site, I’ve read the reviews on the Rheem Gen5 and already know about the excessive noise issues (after they marketed their product as the quietest). So has anyone had luck finding a quiet HPWH they could recommend ? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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