Heat Pump Water Heater Ratings part 11, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

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RICHMOND------<1*----------NA-------NA

This brand is from RHEEM MANUFACTURING and is sold through many retailers and home improvement centers. The ENCORE hybrid heat pump features smart controls and WiFi connectivity. They are available in two sizes and have three modes of operation including a high demand mode which uses both the heat pump and the electric elements to ensure plenty of hot water. They use basic tank technology (glass-lined) and their website does not have a stated warranty policy. richmondwaterheaters.com

RUUD--------------5*----------NA-------NA

This brand is from RHEEM MANUFACTURING and is sold through many retailers and home improvement centers. The PROFESSIONAL ULTRA SERIES features a 50 gallon storage capacity and smart controls. They are designed for easy installation with no major changes required to the water connections from a standard 50 gallon electric storage water heater. They have durable stainless steel backup electric heating elements and a user friendly LED control panel. The units have three modes of operation including a high demand mode which uses both the heat pump and the electric elements to ensure plenty of hot water. They don't offer a unit bigger than the 50 gallon and use basic tank technology (glass-lined) but the warranty is good. ruud.com

SINCLAIR--------<1*----------NA-------NA

These water heaters are available in Europe. They offer two sizes of units and feature a built-in heat exchanger for connecting to a solar water heater or a boiler. sinclair-eu.com

SIRAC-------------NA---------<1*-------NA

This brand is made in China and is available in two sizes (75 or 110 liter). They feature an auto on/off timer clock but the units use 50hz power and therefore are not compatible in the USA. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. hpsirac.com

SOFATH----------<1*----------NA-------NA

This brand is a part of BDR THERMEA. The TECO units are available with either a 200 or 270 liter tank and can be ducted to control the cooling effect. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. sofath.com

SOLARSTREAM-----<1*---------NA------1*

These units are made and sold in Australia and New Zealand. The ALL-IN-ONE models are available in two sizes and have durable stainless steel tanks but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The BOLT-ON model is designed to be added to virtually any existing water heater. siddonssolarstream.com

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