General Electric GeoSpring Water Heater Overview

The GE GeoSpring was discontinued at the end of 2016. The GeoSpring was a hybrid electric water heater with a 50-gallon capacity. It had a 2.9 energy factor rating and was Energy Star qualified. The unit’s heat pump technology was environmentally friendly and up to 67% more efficient than a standard electric water heater, according to the manufacturer. It featured two copper elements and a layer of foam insulation for increased efficiency and had a first hour rating of 67 GPH. The GeoSpring had electronic controls with four operating modes, including a vacation setting, for optimal performance.

Some consumers complained that the GeoSpring was louder than they expected, too expensive, and that the plumbers who installed them weren’t familiar with heat pump technology.

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Consumer Reviews of General Electric GeoSpring

3.8

  • Very Satisfied
    7
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    1
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    3
  • #1 of 1 General Electric Water Heaters
  • 72.73% of customers recommended

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General Electric Water Heater Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 11 reviews

"Steer clear of Bradford white"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I am not sure if I'm more disappointed in the ge product or Bradford White whom in 2017 acquired ge water heater line 'customer service'. Brand new home built in 2012 and had this installed where within the first few years I constantly had to call ge about one thing or another. Finally this year as the pictures show I started having a 'leak' somewhere. To make matters worse their version of customer service is by having the consumer call their own repair man that then has to call Bradford white back on a special line so they can walk them through the 'assessment'. This is the worst product ever and even shitier company!!!

Wilco Civil

Land o lakes, FL

"Great water heater"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

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!

San Antonio, Tx

"A Novice's Review on a bargain basement water heater."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

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?

Oregon

"GeoSpring 50-Gallon Water Heater"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

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.

chesapeake, va

"Somewhat pleased about my GE water heater."

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

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!

Speedwell, TN

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.

GeoSpring Warranty

The warranty for the GE GeoSpring water heater is comprised of the following:

  • Limited 10-year warranty on parts
  • Limited 1-year labor warranty

 

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