The Rheem Proterra electric heat pump hybrid hot water tank represents a leap forward in residential water heating technology. It combines the energy-saving capabilities of a heat pump with user-friendly features to provide consistent hot water and environmental benefits. Here’s how the system works and some of the benefits of upgrading your water heater to a Rheem Proterra.
How It Works
The Rheem Proterra heat pump hybrid hot water tank harnesses the power of heat pump technology to provide hot water efficiently and cost-effectively. The heat pump system extracts heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to the water within the tank. This heat exchange process is highly energy-efficient and can be used in a variety of climates, making it a versatile choice for residential water heating.
Rheem Proterra units also include traditional electric heating elements as a backup. This ensures that hot water is available when the heat pump’s efficiency is compromised, such as in very cold weather. The system constantly optimizes its operation, switching between the heat pump and electric elements to deliver hot water while minimizing energy consumption.
Why We Love the Rheem Proterra
Investing in a Rheem Proterra heat pump hot water tank has numerous benefits, including:
Increased energy-efficiency. The Rheem Proterra delivers up to five times the efficiency of a standard water heater. In fact, the unit uses less energy to operate than a classic 100-watt incandescent light bulb. This means it consumes less electricity and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions, helping reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills.
Leak protection. Proterra models come equipped with automatic water leak detection and an auto water shut-off valve. This proactive approach guards against potential water damage by detecting leaks and promptly cutting off the water supply to prevent further issues.
Complete control. With the built-in EcoNet® technology, you have the power to control, monitor and schedule your water heater from your mobile device. You can adjust settings, track performance and set the Proterra to operate when it’s most convenient for you.
Easy installation. Rheem has designed the Proterra models to be as easy to install as standard water heaters. They also require minimal side clearance so they’re perfect for tight spaces. This means that upgrading to an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly hot water solution is a hassle-free process.
Heat Pump Water Heater Hybrid Installation in Calgary
At Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning, we carry and install the family of Rheem Proterra models for customers in Calgary and the surrounding communities. Contact us today to learn more about how you can enjoy a reliable hot water supply, cost savings and a reduced environmental impact.