GENERAL ELECTRIC GeoSpring Water Heater
Updated: May 16, 2016
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Overview of the GeoSpring
The GE GeoSpring is a hybrid electric water heater with a 50-gallon capacity. It has a 2.9 energy factor rating and is Energy Star qualified. The unit's heat pump technology is environmentally friendly and up to 67% more efficient than a standard electric water heater, according to the manufacturer. It features two copper elements and a layer of foam insulation for increased efficiency and has a first hour rating of 67 GPH. The GeoSpring has electronic controls with four operating modes, including a vacation setting, for optimal performance.
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Consumer Reviews of the GENERAL ELECTRIC GeoSpring
Date created: 2016-05-16
Location: San Antonio, Tx
"Great water heater"
I have owned this water heater for just a few months. My other one went out after 10 years. I love that it keeps the water very hot. We can take 3 baths/showers in an hour and still have hot water left. I don't think there is anything that I dislike about this water heater. So far, no repairs. I will definitely buy the same water heater again in the future if they are still making them. I would recommend this water heater to all of my friends and family. I highly recommend anyone looking for a hot water heater, to definitely buy this one! It is awesome!
Date created: 2016-05-16
"A Novice's Review on a bargain basement water heater."
Essentially what I have is an incredibly old water heater. An ancient, rickety GeoSpring from sometime around the late 1980s. When I first pulled off the paneling what I found out first is that the previous owners of said water heater were complete morons. No, seriously, get this - they had somehow decided in their limited knowledge that a water heater made after the 1950s needed to be grounded to something, which it does, but they decided to do it in the most ass backwards way imaginable - the ground was literally on the water heater itself. That's right, they sent however many volts that was needed to power the damn thing to the outer case of it. It was an electrical nightmare, but an easy fix. After this though, I noticed that the water heater simply didn't have any real heat control. Sure, it's got settings for how hot you want your water, but anything below 7 is lukewarm piss and anything above it is boiling hot hell. If I had the money, I'd replace it, but hey that's life right?
Date created: 2016-03-22
Location: chesapeake, va
"GeoSpring 50-Gallon Water Heater"
I bought my GeoSpring 50-gallon water heater from Lowe's two years ago. My old one was working well, but I wanted something that was Energy Star rated. The GeoSpring is a terrific water heater and is 67% more efficient than my old one. It absorbs heat from the air and transfers it to the water which cuts down on heating costs considerably. It also qualified for utility rebates and tax credits. I've not needed to have it serviced since it was installed, and it's been working well. It's rated for a family of 4 and we have five in our house, and we always have hot water. There are four different heat settings, plus a vacation mode which helps save energy when we are away. My family and I are very satisfied with this heater and would recommend it to anyone.
Date created: 2016-03-21
Location: Speedwell, TN
"Somewhat pleased about my GE water heater."
I've recently purchased the GE GeoSpring 50-gallon electric water heater for use in my home. It's surprisingly compact for its size and extremely quiet. I like the features of its hybrid heat pump which can give a extended amount of hot water and keep it hot for at less energy consumption. The hot water that travels to my kitchen is almost instantly hot compared to my older unit. However, my only complaint about it is the price. It's very expensive to purchase but should pay itself off due to its increased energy efficiency. I've owned it for nearly a year now and so far it's been great. I will go on to say that I've been told about it leaking in extremely cold weather. I have not had this problem due to my living location. I would recommend it if you could afford it. I will also parrot about the leak issue in cold weather, buyer beware!
Date created: 2015-12-04
Location: Tallahassee, FL
"Low cost heating yet excellent performance"
I have owned my General Electric Geospring water heater for 3 years after moving into a new house. The previous unit was many years old, at least 25, had very high gas consumption, and routinely ran out of hot water when more than one person was shower. My Geospring, however, is very energy efficient in comparison. My energy costs, month to month, have gone down after installing the new unit and I even got a tax break the year that it was installed due to meeting energy efficiency requirements within the state of Florida. Additionally, I can run the washing machine, dish water, and take 1 or 2 hot showers without the water running cold at any point. I am extremely happy with the unit thus far, for the above mentioned reasons, and would definitely recommend it to friends or family. The unit was purchased through Lowe's, and the price was extremely fair for what I got, and what I have gotten out of it. So far, no repairs have been required and as best I can tell, none will be needed (fingers crossed).
Date created: 2015-11-23
Location: Rockford, IL
"GE Water Heater"
This machine works great. We have a family of four that all need to shower in the morning so I bought the heavy duty water heater. I've never had an issue. The water is always hot and the family is always clean.
Date created: 2015-09-29
Location: Timonium Lutherville, MD
"Fantastic GE water heater"
I've owned the Geospring 50 Gallon Hybrid Electric Water Heater for about 2 months now. This is a great water heater because the amount of power and gas that it consumes is rather low compared to other heaters, which saves me tons of money. Even with such a low consumption of gas and power, it produces hot water very quickly and consistently. With 2-3 other people in the house, I've never experienced a time when I didn't have hot water for the dishwasher or the shower. The one minor concern I have is that it can be slightly annoying from the sound it makes but it's in the basement so it's not so bad. I've never had to replace or repair this system and I would buy it again instantly.
Date created: 2015-05-02
Name: Geno galvan
Location: Norwalk, CA
"Rheem water heater"
Do not buy a water heater from this company. Their product is junk and their warranty is worthless!
Date created: 2011-12-01
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
"AMAZED at technology of water heater"
I noticed this unit on sale for $ 999.00, normally retail is in the $1200 range. It is Energy Star qualified with a factor of 2.35. That is when it is in Hybrid mode. Based upon utility costs in va, the payback period will be 35 months as this unit uses about 60% less electricity than a normal electric water heater. The tank capacity is 50 gallons, it operates on a 30 am circuit. The unit is installed in an attic, so there is a semi-heated environment in the winter. There is an extremely fast recovery time and it does not appear to cycle unless there is usage. The controls are very easy to use, not hard at all to raise or lower temperature. One point is that it has to be raised off the ground to allow for it to be drained, should be placed about 6 " off the floor. The only dis-advantage is that it is a noisy hot water heater. There are two aspects, one is a hum and then there is the sound similar to an air conditioner. Overall, I am very pleased and have started to obtain lower utility bills.
Date created: 2011-11-18
Location: Los Angeles, CA
"My water heater exceeds my standards."
I have owned my water heater since I remodeled my house about 3 months ago. I like that it heats instantly. I never have to wait for the water to warm up, and regardless of how many hot water sources are being used (shower, dishwasher, laundry, etc), it never runs out of hot water requiring me to wait. It is also very eco-friendly. It definitely saves on utilities. I have never had to repair or replace it, which also is good on the pocketbook. I also like the size of it as it is very convenient. It seems sturdy and I can rely on the brand to support the product with any issues it may have. I would buy the same brand again and recommend it to a friend; however, it is a bit on the pricey side for a water heater, which may make one think twice about buying it regardless of the amount one saves on utilities.
Other GeoSpring Reviews
In reply to a question on solar-electric.com regarding problems with the compressor, every person who responded said they'd had no problems at all with their GeoSpring unit. Another homeowner on a separate post stated that his GE serviceman had only seen two or three GeoSprings and had to call an engineer for assistance. Comments on a post on terrylove.com say that the technology is too new and there are too many parts that can fail.
The warranty for the GE GeoSpring water heater is comprised of the following:
- Limited 10-year warranty on parts
- Limited 1-year labor warranty