A.O Smith Heat Pump Water Heater Voltex PHPT-80 Hybrid Review

AO Smith Voltex Hybrid Electric Water Heater model PHPT-80 A.O Smith has a long history in the heating industry. The company was started by in 1874. Since the company’s inception, they have brought to the public and private sector heating products that are high quality and high performance. One of the company’s early innovations was the metal tubular shoe last. The company has lasted through two world wars making contributions to both. Today, they are one of the world recognized leaders in the industry.

AO Smith Voltex Hybrid Electric Water Heater model PHPT-80
One of their popular water heaters is the Voltex Hybrid Electric Water Heater. The Voltex PHPT-80 Hybrid offers double the efficiency than a standard electric water heater. The Voltex Hybrid Electric offers an easy to use and easy to understand LCD display for the control panel. This water heater has an 80 gallon tank; this system offers more energy that is created via the heat pump technology.

This unit can actually conserve energy due in part to the 2.3 Energy Factor rating.
Basically the Voltex Hybrid Electric works is the integrated system that uses the heat pump technology to offer more energy efficiency to heating up the water through electricity. The Voltex will take the heat from the surrounding air and deposit the heat into the tank. At the end is an extremely efficiency production of hot water along with a cooler and dehumidified air.

Some of the features of the A.O Smith Heat Pump Water Heater Voltex PHPT-80 Hybrid are the increased storage, with a higher storage tank capacity; the system lets the heat pump run more consistently than the heating elements. This water heater has a 3 lines and 13 character backlit display that allows the homeowner to see current set points as well as status and operation information. In the event of a problem you will be able to see it before it become a bigger more expensive problem.

There are 4 different settings on the Voltex PHPT-80, the Efficiency, Hybrid, Electric and Vacation. Take the Efficiency Mode, this mode will use the heat pump for all of the hot water needs. It will automatically revert to the heating elements if any ambient air or water temperatures are outside of the normal range. The Hybrid Mode also uses the heat pump technology or the heating elements all depending on the demands of hot water.

The Electric Mode will only use the standard electric water heater operation and the Vacation Mode is a simple one touch operation that will hold the tank temperature at 60 degrees Fahrenheit while the vacation setting is one. This will help reduce the cost when you are not home. The PHPT-80 as we mentioned has 2.30 energy efficiency, when the unit is on hybrid the efficiency is 2.33 and on electric 0.85.

Some of the other features of the A.O Smith Heat Pump Water Heater Voltex PHPT-80 Hybrid are the powered anodes which are used to protect the tank against corrosion. The system is protected with 2 inch environmentally friendly Non CFC foam Insulation. There is a built in child resistant brass drain valve. When you need to replace that old water heater, you want to think cost effective and energy efficient the A.O Smith Heat Pump Water Heater Voltex PHPT-80 Hybrid can do that for you. Contact you’re A.O Smith sales representative for more information.