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Eternal Hybrid GU26DV Water Heater

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Eternal Hybrid Water Heaters are a different type of water heater; if you are looking to replace your old water heater, consider an Eternal Hybrid. These water heaters are one of the cleanest gas burning water heaters in the industry today. The company has been around since 1976 where it started in Taiwan and has been in the United States since 1985.Eternal Hybrid Water Heater

This technology can save you money on your monthly water and energy bills but it is also will provide you the hot water that you need for washing clothes, washing dishes and taking showers.One of the premier models in the Eternal Hybrid inventory is the GU26DV; this is a Direct Vent model that has a sealed combustion system that utilizes the main air coming in and not any secondary air from the heat exchanger. This means that the units be enclosed in locations where as the power vent models require additional combustion air to operate properly. The Model GU26DV can be installed for either residential or commercial applications. This model has a modulating burner system that ranges from 47,500 to 180,000 BTU’s. The gallons per minute range from .01 to 15.8.
Eternal Hybrid GU26DV Water Heater
This water heater has an Air pressure Sensor that will monitor the balance of the intake pipes and the exhaust pipes. This will provide the homeowner with extra reliability and for peace of mind more safety. The unit has a manifold with 2 parallel units that can be utilized for commercial applications. If a larger application is needed there are 3+ units with an optional Multi Controller available. These units are able to hold an 86% energy efficiency using the company’s patented counter flow technology.

The GU26DV has a technologically advanced multi pass heat exchanger that can provide hot water faster than any other tank water heater on the market. It is actually faster than a tankless unit used on multiple applications at the same time. The efficient design lets the lower exhaust temperatures to stay low so the hybrid can be installed with ABS, CPVC or PVC piping. This will save you money on the installations.

This water heater has an indoor installation only recommendation. IT is preprogrammed for Natural Gas but a Liquid Propane conversion kit can be purchased if you prefer. The reserve tank is made from a durable stainless steel, which is maintenance free and has a self-cleaning system. Imagine how much money you will save on a water heater that doesn’t require any maintenance? These hybrid water heaters are a great way to get hot water hot and fast. These water heaters are faster than the standard tank water heaters and they are great for the environment.

The Eternal Hybrid GU26DV comes with a 20 year no leak warranty on all residential installations and it comes with a10 year no leak warranty for commercial installations. To find out more on these hybrid water heater, you can contact the company, check out their website and click on the Contact Us page for more information. Isn’t it about time that you save money on your water bills and energy bills rather than have them cost you money?

4 Comments

  1. how much will it cost for GU26DV? sounds like this unit does not need to be connected to the boiler (I need boiler to heat my house)then probably not be suitable for me?

  2. From the tech notes: Air pressure Sensor that will monitor the balance of the intake pipes and the exhaust pipes. Technologically advanced multi pass heat exchanger.

    Technologically advanced means just that. I bought the only GU45 ever shipped from Taiwan with problems. Or so I’m told. These hybrid water heaters have been sold in the U.S. since 2006. The tiny stainless steel cabinet with digital readout is very sexy. Sometimes focusing on sexy brings nothing but hell into our lives. The units have a two gallon water tank keeping enough hot water for 50 feet of 3/4 inch pipe at the desired water temp. As soon as the tank starts emptying, the tankless technology kicks in to give you endless hot water. The units have nearly zero emissions, extracting a very high percentage of heat from the natural or LPG gas fuel source. They exhaust through PVC. This all means high technology. It’s easy enough to guaraantee a well-built heavy duty stainless steel tank and heat exchange system for twenty years. This unit is loaded with fans, sensors, chips and all manner of modern emission-reducing technology. The longest warranty you’ll get on all the chips, fans and valves is five years.

    I recommend using 3 inch PVC for both air inlet and outlet sides of the unit to avoid potential air and exhaust volume problems. When you share the inlet air with your living areas, the suction noise is close to the promised 70 decibels. Get a 3 inch intake pipe into the attic or outside.

    Screen the intake. Attic insulation, especially blown-in, can cause havoc when accidentally knocked into an intake pipe. My unit had problems long before the blown-in got into the air suction side of the water heater. I’m telling you this happened to me to be fair as I can to Grand House water heater products.

    You must have a plumber service these units. The factory has a help desk. I had a factory rep in my water heater closet more than two hours getting inlet and outlet an pressures to balance. He spent most of that time talking to the help desk himself.

    AO Smith makes the HYB 90N. AO Smith has manufactured water heaters for decades, building some of the best in the business. Investigate the HYB 90N. The Grand House Inc. claim to fame is that they made bar-b-ques before they got into the high tech extremely expensive hot water heater business.

  3. I mis-stated some facts on 10/19. I’d like to replace those comments with the ones below:

    Technologically advanced means just that. I bought the only Eternal GU145S ever shipped from Taiwan
    with problems. Or so I’m told. These hybrid water heaters have been sold in the U.S. since 2006. The tiny
    stainless steel cabinet, floor or wall mount, with digital readout is very sexy. Sometimes focusing on sexy
    brings nothing but hell to life. The units have a two or more gallon water tank keeping enough hot water
    for at least 50 feet of 3/4 inch pipe at the desired water temp. As soon as the tank starts emptying, the
    tankless technology kicks in providing endless hot water. The units have nearly zero emissions, extracting a
    very high percentage of heat from the natural or LPG gas fuel source. They exhaust through PVC. This all
    means high technology. It’s easy enough to guarantee a well-built, heavy duty, stainless steel tank and heat
    exchange system for twenty years. These units are loaded with fans, sensors, chips and bundles of wire
    connecting it all. The longest warranty one gets on all the chips, fans, valves and wiring is five years – if you register your unit online. Your install also gets mapped when you register your unit online – another sexy, or not, feature of the Eternal Hot Water Heater company.

    If you take the plunge, use the maximum 3 inch PVC pipe size for air inlet and exhaust sides of the unit.

    This avoids potential oxygen intake and exhaust outlet problems. When you share the inlet air opening with your living areas, suction noise is close to the 40 decibels promised in the install manual. Get that 3 inch intake into the attic or outdoors to make water heating lots quieter.

    Screen the intake pipe. Lizards, mice, bats and attic insulation, especially blown-in, wreak havoc with
    firing when accidentally caught in an intake pipe. My unit had problems long before I got a wad of blown-in
    lodged on the intake screen of the water heater cabinet. I’m telling you this happened to our unit an
    needed fixing to be fair as possible to Great Hall water heating products.

    It’s required you have a professional plumber service these units. The factory has a help desk. I had a
    factory rep in my water heater closet more than two hours getting inlet and outlet air pressures to balance,
    silencing the moans coming from the sexy stainless steel cabinet. He spent most of that time talking to the
    help desk himself. He’s still telling us the problem is not the unit, but gas feed volumes or ?????? Great
    Hall and the plumber are doing all they can to make things right for us, excellent, impressive business
    practices to me.

    AO Smith makes the HYB 90N. AO Smith has manufactured water heaters for decades. Investigate the
    HYB 90N. There are probably other hybrids. Investigate them. The Great Hall Inc. claim to fame is that they
    made bar-b-ques before they got into the extremely expensive technologically advanced multi pass heat
    exchanger water heating business.

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