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We've worked with a few different heat pump water heaters over the years, and the best option for our clients is definitely the Rheem Professional Prestige Heat Pump Water Heater. It stands out because of its energy efficiency, quality manufacturing, and smart phone compatibility. 

Please click learn more about it  to better understand how a heat pump water heater works and why the Rheem water heater is best in class. If you'd like to schedule a free estimate for a water heater in Portland or Central Oregon, please give us a call at 866-827-5774 or schedule online.


All about the Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater


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How do heat pump water heaters work?

A heat pump water heater uses electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. To move heat, a heat pump works like a refrigerator in reverse.

  • A refrigerator pulls heat from inside a box and transfers it into the surrounding room.

  • A heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and transfers it - at a higher temperature - into a tank to heat water.

The upshot is that a heat pump water heater operates up to 3 times more more efficiently than a conventional electric water heater. According to ENERGY STAR, a heat pump water heater saves a family of 4 about $330 a year or $3,470 over the life of the system. Here is an overview of  expected energy savings.


Household size Lifetime savings Annual $ savings Annual kWh savings
2 $1,340 $160 1,350
3 $2,400 $240 2,020
4 $3,470 $330 2,690

Source: ENERGY STAR; assumes 12¢ per kWh and 13-year lifespan

Why the Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater

There's a lot that we like about the Rheem Professional Prestige Heat Pump Water Heater. Here are the highlights:

  • It’s incredibly efficient: Backed with an ENERGY STAR certification, the system combines heat pump technology and 2” thick foam insulation to hit an efficiency factor of 350%, making it the most efficient electric water heater on the market.

  • Delivers hot water faster: Much faster than a conventional water heater, the 50-gallon model stands out with a first hour delivery rating of 67 gallons.

  • Quality manufacturing: Rheem’s Professional Prestige Heat Pump Water Heater features stainless steel elements that prevent buildup and a brass drain valve for easy maintenance. The entire system operates at 49 dBA – just above a whisper – which is the quietest in its class.

  • Control with your phone: The EcoNet feature allows you to remotely control and monitor the water heater. From your phone, you can adjust the temperature, change the operating mode, and get alerts about any issues or required maintenance. (EcoNet wi-fi kit sold separately)


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