AO Smith Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump
This hybrid electric hot water heater absorbs heat from its surroundings, and allows it to be transferred to the water inside, while cooling and drying the air around the tank. This is a great feature if your basement is excessively warm, or damp. It also sports an 80-gallon volume, which is average for the typical family of five. Like all great models, the Voltex includes a four mode setting; high efficiency, hybrid, electric and vacation. Earning an Energy Factor rating of 2.4, this unit is placed in the top class with Energy Star, and eligible for a tax rebate through December 2013.