A. O. Smith has announced the launch of its Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater (CHP-120) for light commercial applications such as restaurants, schools, retail buildings or any facility which would traditionally use a standard commercial electric water heater.
The Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater has high efficiency and 50 percent more storage capacity than other commercial integrated heat pump water heaters. Built with contractors and facility managers in mind, the integrated design and front mounted components allow for installation and maintenance ease.
Thanks to a 4.2 Coefficient of Performance (COP), the heat pump can save up to $3,500 in annual energy costs. This results in an average payback on investment in two years or less. The CHP-120 is ENERGY STAR qualified, making it eligible for local utility rebates.
Multiple CHP-120 units can be manifold together to serve larger applications for redundancy to provide hot water delivery even if units are isolated for maintenance.
The source of strength and durability in the new CHP-120 model are the high output compressor, large coils and dual fans, allowing it to serve as an enhanced dehumidifier. Designed for flexibility, these units fit in compact footprints.