A. O. Smith 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 company claims the water heater has 50% more storage capacity than other commercial integrated heat pump water heaters. Also, due to a 4.2 Coefficient of Performance (COP), the heat pump can save up to $3,500 in annual energy costs as compared to a standard electric commercial water heater, according to company reps. The CHP-120 is Energy Star qualified, making it eligible for many local utility rebates.

Multiple CHP-120 units can be manifold together to serve larger applications for redundancy to provide reliable hot water delivery even if units are isolated for maintenance.

--A. O. Smith