May 13, 2021: The Retrofit-ready Heat Pump Water Heater: 120 Volts to the Future!
Featuring Tom Zimmer (GE), Arthur Smith (A.O. Smith) and Kevin Clark (Rheem)
For homes with electrical panels with 100 amp or less capacity, installing a heat pump water heater can require a panel upgrade—a potentially expensive and time consuming exercise. Thank you for joining BDC & NBI as we discussed the latest promising developments in Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) technologies that may avoid this expensive and time consuming exercise!
Tom Zimmer (GE), Arthur Smith (A.O. Smith), and Kevin Clark (Rheem) unveiled a new generation of ‘Plug In,’ HPWH devices, which are compatible with current residential electrical systems. Requiring just 120 volts and low amperage, this exciting new class of HPWH eliminates the need for most electrical panel upgrades. Their ease of use will help accelerate the use of clean energy appliances that are essential to decarbonizing our homes.
Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.