Heat Pump Water Heater Ratings part 8, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Heat pump water heater ratings part 8 continues our reviews with a look at the Heliotherm, Hewalex, Hoval, Hubbell, Immergas, Inventor, Joannes, and Kelvinator brands.



These units are made in Austria and sold throughout Europe. They offer both air and ground source units but the ground source units do not make much sense for the typical residence. The units have a backup electrical heater and a 270 liter storage tank. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. heliotherm.com


This brand is made in Poland and is sold throughout Europe. The PCWU range offers two sizes (200 or 300 liters) of units that are made of durable stainless steel. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee on their products. hewalex.eu


The COMBIVAL  WPE/WPER is a basic integrated unit. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their units. hoval.com


The PBX model is an integrated unit that is available in five sizes to meet any need. They feature a hydrostone cement tank lining that ensures a longer life and have a user friendly electronic controller. They also have a built-in heat trap device for energy savings and five modes of operation for flexibility and energy savings. The warranty on parts for the unit is not as good as some other brands. hubbellheaters.com 


These water heaters are made in Italy and are sold in Europe. The RAPAX 300 has a capacity of 270 liters and can be remotely controlled. They use basic enameled tank technology and their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. immergas.com


This brand offers two sizes of water heaters and features advanced inverter drive compressors. Their website is not much help but they are backed by a good warranty. inventorairconditioner.com


These water heaters are sold in Italy. The JDRO 1 models are available in two sizes (200 or 300 liters) and have electronic controls. They also have a stainless steel heating coil for integrating with a solar water heating system. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the units. joannes.it


The ECOKNIGHT water heaters are made by Electrolux and sold in Australia. They are basic units that are backed with a good guarantee and are available in two sizes. kelvinator.com.au

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