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EN Webinar: 120-volt Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heaters
October 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
The 120-volt plug-in heat pump water heater is an exciting technology that allows homes with existing gas water heaters to easily convert to efficient heat pumps for water heating. This water heater plugs into a standard 120-volt outlet and heats all the water an average home will need. 120-volt plug-in HPWHs have a couple tricks to make sure they produce enough hot water including recommended larger storage tanks and an integrated mixing valve which allows the water heater to store water at a hotter temperature but then mix in cold water thus increasing the available hot water.
120-volt heat pump water heaters hit the market in 2022 and now two brands are available from leading manufacturers. Join us for a webinar on this game changing decarbonizing technology that will explore:
- Results from the first field study with 120-volts in the nation
- Offerings from the two manufacturer’s that make 120-volt heat pump water heaters
- Where you can buy a 120-volt HPWH
- What climates the technology works work in
- Considerations for installing and operating a 120-volt HPWH
Mischa Egolf, New Buildings Institute – Mischa conducts data analysis, creates data visualizations, and completes technical research for several NBI projects and Initiatives, including the Advanced Water Heating Initiative. Mischa also helped lead NBI’s 120-volt HPWH California field study. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Engineering with a focus on Environmental and Ecological Engineering from Purdue University in 2012.
Arthur Smith – A. O. Smith – Arthur Smith is a Product Manager at A. O. Smith Water Products for residential electric and heat pump water heaters. He is excited to share information about these products, including new 120V plug-in heat pump water heaters, that enable more homeowners to easily reduce energy use and save money on their utility bills.
Kevin Clark – Rheem – Kevin covers the West and Mountain regions for the Utility and New Construction segments for Rheem. This Demand Generation role engages with retail, wholesale, and utility channels to promote efficient and connected water heaters. He holds an MBA from Colorado State University and resides in Las Vegas with his wife and three children.