Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater HP50RH
This tank should be located in a non-heated area within the home.
The Rheem HP50RH Heat Pump Water Heater features a heat pump mounted on top of the water heater that functions like a refrigerator in reverse. The heat pump takes warmth out of the ambient air surrounding the unit and pumps it into the water in your water heater much like a refrigerator takes warmth out of the refrigerator and pumps it into your home.
The Rheem HP50RH Heat Pump Water Heater draws cold water from the bottom of the water heater circulates it through the heat pump heating it and then puts it back into the water heater at the top. The Rheem HP50RH has 3 operation modes, Energy Saver (heat pump), Normal (heat pump with element backup), and Electric Heat Only (two elements). This Energy Saver mode provides an industry leading 2.0 energy factor (EF) and a first hour delivery of 67 GPH which is comparable to a standard 50 gallon electric model. The heat pump will provide beneficial side effects also as it will assist in cooling the area where it is located and provide dehumidification as well.