GE cuts prices on hybrid water heaters to support Orlando Utilities rebates
Orlando, Fla., residents can take advantage of utility rebates and federal tax credits to upgrade their water heaters.
In a special sales promotion, GE is offering the The GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater, which retails for $1,299, at a special price of $999.
In addition, the Orlando Utilities Commission offers a $650 rebate for qualified enery-efficient appliances. Also, the $300 federal tax credit applies to the purchase of high efficiency water heaters such as GE’s GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater.
With the special promotional price, the rebate and tax credit nearly recoup the cost of the water heater, not including taxes and professional installation.
GE's Francois Lebrasseur, marketing manager, water products, for GE Appliances, said the water heater is the second single-biggest energy drain in the home behind the HVAC system.
The GeoSpring ENERGY STAR®-qualified water heater will save the average consumer $325 every year on their utility bills, he said. Over 10 years, this savings can add up to more than $3,000.
Technology that delivers energy and cost savings
The GeoSpring’s hybrid technology is designed to absorb heat in ambient air and transfer it into the water. Since this uses much less energy than what’s needed to generate resistance heat— as used in a conventional electric tank water heater—the GeoSpring is more economical to operate.
Other features of the GeoSpring include:
- Includes same water and electrical connections as the standard electric water heater, making it easy to install.
- Provides the same amount of hot water as traditional 50-gallon standard electric water heaters.
- Integrated electronics on the GeoSpring’s control panel offer exclusive features, such as Vacation mode, which will lower the water temperature to 50 degrees for the duration of a trip, and then automatically reenergize itself the day before the homeowner’s return.
- Offers additional control over water temperature by allowing consumers to adjust the temperature setting in one-degree increments from 100 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rebate and tax credit information
To receive the rebate, OUC customers must complete and submit a rebate application, providing corresponding details and information such as receipts.
As an added convenience to simplify the shopping experience, GE Appliances’ new Rebate Finder allows consumers to easily see rebates by appliance model that may be available in their area.
To find more local government and utility rebates where you live visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.
For more information see our Water Heaters Research Center.
For more information see our Rebates/Tax Credits Research Center.
Companies: GE Appliances