The Ultimate Hybrid Water Heater Quiz
by Staff
Unless it malfunctions, you have probably never thought about how a water heater works. Take this quiz and see how a hybrid water heater can save you money.

What home appliance uses the most energy?

  • electric dryer
  • water heater
  • refrigerator

Since this appliance uses so much energy, when were water heaters first regulated by Energy Star?

  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2008

What percentage of a home's energy bill goes to water heating?

  • 17 percent
  • 19 percent
  • 21 percent

How popular are hybrid water heaters today?

  • very popular
  • not at all
  • only a few are available

What is the first thought many have when they hear hybrid?

  • battery operated cars that also run on gas
  • some kind of weird combination
  • something to do with water

When applied to water heating, what does hybrid refer to?

  • combination of solar and electric heating
  • combination of tank and tankless technology
  • combination of electricity and gas

What is the difference between tank and tankless water heating?

  • Tank heaters have tanks - tankless don't.
  • Tank heaters are more energy efficient.
  • Both heat from the bottom but tankless heaters utilize copper piping for the water flow.

What is a drawback of tankless water heaters?

  • Doesn't supply constant flow to multiple locations.
  • They consume more energy.
  • They are bulkier than tank heaters.

How does a typical hybrid water heater work?

  • Ultrasonic bombardment of the molecules, in the water, heats the water quickly.
  • It has 44 heated pipes that rapidly heat the water.
  • The water is pumped at high speed through a heated agitator.

On the other hand, how does the General Electric hybrid heater work?

  • It absorbs heat from the air and passes it to the water.
  • Heated pipes move through the water.
  • Ultrasound technology causes water molecules to vibrate generating heated water.

In general, what is the major benefit of hybrid water heaters?

  • purer hot water
  • more energy efficient
  • quicker hot water

How much more efficient is GE's hybrid heater than its present products?

  • 30 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 50 percent

What would an average family save by installing a GE hybrid heater?

  • about $250
  • about $250
  • about $250

What is the efficiency rate of the Eternal Hybrid previously mentioned?

  • 46 percent
  • 66 percent
  • 86 percent

Which is said to be the most efficient water heater?

  • Vertex Power-Vent Gas Water Heater
  • Eternal Hybrid
  • GE's hybrid heater