RUUD Ultra™ Hybrid HP with Leakguard™

If you’re looking for an energy efficient water heater, there’s no doubt that the RUUD Ultra™ Hybrid HP Electric with Leakguard™ Water Heater is by far the most efficient water heater available. This water heater operates much like a refrigerator in reverse. The heat pump extracts the heat from warm air, intensifies the heat with a compressor, delivers the heat to the water, and exhausts the cooler air. Since it uses the warm ambient air temperature to do most of the work, it’s a very efficient way to heat water.

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Extremely Energy Efficient

Installing the RUUD Ultra™ Hybrid HP Electric with Leakguard™ Water Heater is one of the most cost-effective decisions you can make to increase energy efficiency in your home. Its advanced heat pump technology uses less energy and saves hundreds annually. This water heater is considered to be one of the most energy efficient water heaters available.

  • 50 – 80 Gallon Capacity
  • Up to 4.0 UEF reduces operating costs
  • 208 – 240 Volt / 1 PH
  • FHR: 67 – 87 gallons
  • Recovery: 27 GPH at a 90°F rise
  • Save up to $480 per year in energy costs
  • 4 times more efficient than a standard electric water heater
  • ENERGY STAR®  rated 
  • Heat Pump Electric 

ENERGY STAR® Rated

The RUUD Ultra™ Hybrid HP Electric with Leakguard™ Water Heater is also ENERGY STAR® rated and may qualify you for federal tax credits and local utility rebates.

Durability & Longevity 

Delivers hot water faster than most standard electric water heaters. The ambient operating range: 37-145° F is widest in class, offering more days of HP operation annually; designed to meet Northern Climate Spec (Tier 4). Plus, this tank comes with a premium anode rod with resistor to extend the life of your tank.

Flexibility for Your Lifestyle

Enjoy several operation modes to fit your lifestyle.

  • Energy Saver
  • Heat Pump
  • High Demand
  • Electric
  • Vacation: 2-28 days (or hold indefinitely)

Wireless Control & Alerts

EcoNet™ Wi-Fi connected technology and free mobile app gives users control over water systems, allowing for customized temperature, vacation settings, energy savings and system monitoring at home or away. Stay informed with the LCD Screen with built-in water sensor alert with audible alarm. The water sensor detects water outside of the unit and sends an alert via the free EcoNet™ mobile app to the homeowner.

Integration

Integrated leak detection and prevention system with factory installed automatic water shut-off valve limits to no more than 20 ounces of water. Plus, LeakSense™ Built-in Leak Detection System detects any leak large or small, internal and external.

Valves Included

You can expect to receive the temperature and pressure relief valves with the purchase of your water heater. As well as, the enhanced-flow brass drain valve. 

Combination Rebates Available

Save with exclusive rebates offered only through Washington Energy Services!

Get a $500 Rebate when you combine your water heater with another HVAC installation. Ask your Home Project Advisor for more details.

10 Year Limited Warranty

A warranty provides homeowners with the peace of mind they deserve when investing in appliances. This water heater comes with a 10-year limited tank and parts warranty.

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What to Consider When Selecting a Tank Water Heater

  • Tank Size and Needs

    Sizing helps match the capacity of the hot water source to the needs of the homeowner. For tank water heaters, the key criterion is hot water storage capacity which is measured by First Hour Rating (FHR), as well as, number of users, bathroom and major appliance types, and usage style.

    Establishing peak demand is measured in Gallons Per Hour (GPH). A tank water heater is chosen based on the GPH evaluation to meet the demand of the household.

  • Fuel Types

    Choosing which fuel type depends largely on where you live. If you have access to natural gas, it can be a very fuel efficient way to go. If you live in outlying areas where natural gas isn’t available, then your home would be set up with an electric or propane tank water heater.

  • Venting Types

    There are a number of different types of vents which can be used with a tank water heater. Ensuring the right type of vent is installed for the type of water heater you are fitting is important. Types of vents include atmospheric vents, direct vents, power vents, and direct power vents.

  • Energy Efficiency & Utility Bill Savings

    Water heaters are the second highest source of energy usage in the home. ENERGY STAR® certified water heaters are an easy choice for energy savings, performance, and reliability. They use less energy than standard models, saving homeowners money on their utility bills while helping protect the climate. Performance is measured by meeting the Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) criteria. 

  • Benefits of Anode Rods & Mixing Valves

    The Anode Rod helps prevent corrosion inside the water tank. Anode rods will last four to six years before needing replacement. A Mixing Valve’s purpose is to ensure comfortable water temperatures. If you install a mixing valve and slightly increase the target temperature on the hot water tank, you can increase the capacity of your tank up to 50%.

  • Water Heater Warranties

    A great warranty lets you enjoy your HVAC equipment with confidence. RUUD®, Rheem®, and HTP® build trusted reliability into every product, providing additional peace of mind with water heater warranty protection. Hot water tank warranties range from 6 years to lifetime limited warranties dependent on size, features and brand.

Energy Rating Terminology

  • FHR — First Hour Rating

    First Hour Rating is the number of gallons of hot water the water heater can supply per hour, starting with a full tank full of hot water.

  • GPH — Gallons Per Minute

    Gallons Per Minute is a measurement to determine the amount of water a tank water heater is capable of heating at any given time.

  • UEF — Uniform Energy Factor

    Uniform Energy Factor is a measure of its energy efficiency, with higher numbers denoting more efficient units.

  • Recovery

    Recovery— A water heater’s recovery time (also called recovery rate) is the amount of hot water in gallons a tank water heater can provide in one hour after being completely drained.

  • BTU/H — British Thermal Units per Hour

    British Thermal Units per Hour measure the required energy to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water from 60 to 61 degrees at one atmospheric pressure.

Vent Terminology

  • Atmospheric Vent

    ATMOSPHERIC VENT — Standard atmospheric venting uses a vertical or upward sloping metal duct to vent exhaust out of the home.

  • Direct Vent

     DIRECT VENT — These types of water heaters bring in air for combustion from outside the home instead of using air from within the home.

  • Power Vent

    POWER VENT — Power vent gas water heaters come with an electric blower fan installed on top of the unit. This requires an electrical outlet near the water heater.

  • Direct Power Vent

    DIRECT POWER VENT — Similar to direct venting, direct power venting uses a blower to pull in air from outside the home directly to the water heater to use for combustion.

FAQ

  • How can a heat pump water heater be efficient, isn’t it an electric water heater?

    Yes, it is powered by electricity, but it’s very different from an electric tank water heater. The tank water heater has an electric heating element that actually heats the water, so electricity both powers the unit and heats the water. The heat pump water heater uses electricity to power the unit, but uses the outside air as the primary fuel for actually heating the water and you can’t beat free air as a fuel source.

    Just as the air source heat pump is an amazingly efficient source of heating and cooling, the hybrid heat pump water heater is a great source of efficient hot water. The energy efficiency of heat pump water heaters are well known, and most Seattle area electric utilities will provide you with a hefty rebate for installing one vs a standard tank electric water heater.

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Since 1957 we have made homes all over the Puget Sound more efficient and comfortable. Our employees are craftsmen with a contagious enthusiasm for rolling up their sleeves and exceeding expectations.

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Each technician receives a minimum of 100 hours of on-the-job-training each year to ensure everyone is up to date on best practices. All of our employees undergo background checks and drug screens.