Heat Pump Water Heater Ratings part 9, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Heat pump water heater ratings part 9 continues our reviews with a look at the Kibernetik, KNV, Kolant, Lamborghini, Lentherm, Lochinvar, Macro, Metro Therm, and Micoe brands.

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KIBERNETIK-----<1*----------NA-------NA

These water heaters are made and sold in Switzerland. They are available in two sizes offer basic enameled tanks as well as a stainless steel tank. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. kibernetik.com

KNV------------<1*-----------NA--------NA

These units are available in parts of Europe and the brand is a part of the NIBE GROUP. The AQUA 300 model is a typical air source model while the AQUA 300DX uses a geothermal loop which seems like a waste of money. The AQUA 300HT have a stainless steel tank and can be ducted. They also have a built-in heat exchanger for connection to a solar water heater or boiler. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. knv.at

KOLANT--------<1*----------NA--------NA 

This brand is made in China and offers a 300 liter water heater. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the tank is not very good when compared to other brands. kolant.com

LAMBORGHINI--<1*----------NA--------NA

The HYPER ONE HP is available with either a  200 or 300 liter stainless steel tank. They have electronic controls but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. lamborghinicalor.it

LENTHERM------<1*----------NA--------NA

These water heaters are made in Slovenia and are also sold in Serbia and Croatia. The TCC-3RZ has electronic controls and a 300 liter capacity. They use standard enameled tank technology and their website does not have a stated guarantee for the units. lentherminvest.si

LOCHINVAR------3*-----------NA--------NA

These water heaters are available in 50, 60, or 80 gallon sizes and have a built in heat trap for energy savings. The units have electronic controls with four operating modes and are backed by a good guarantee. lochinvar.com

MACRO---------<1*-----------NA--------NA

These water heaters are made in China and use basic enameled tank technology. They offer free standing or wall-hung models in a variety of sizes. Their website does not have a stated warranty policy. en.chinamacro.com

METRO THERM--<1*----------NA--------NA

This brand is a part of NIBE GROUP. The Metro Aqua series features a 285 liter storage tank but they use basic technology and the warranty is not very good. metrotherm.dk

MICOE-----------NA----------<1*--------NA

This brand is from FOUR SEASONS SONG MU GROUP and is made in China. The Tropical Home Machine is a basic split system unit. Their website is no help and does not have a stated guarantee. micoe.com

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