One of the “new kids in town” among water heaters is the heat pump water heater, also known as a hybrid system. That is because they use electricity to draw heat from the ambient air around it to heat your water, much like an air conditioning system in reverse.
Still sound like an electric water heater to you? It’s not, because electricity is not being used directly to heat the water. And that’s where just one of a heat pump’s three major benefits comes into play:
- Energy savings: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a family of four can expect to save about $330 per year to heat their water assuming they replace a standard electric water heater with a heat pump system. The bigger the family, the larger the savings, of course. In fact, a family of 6 can expect to save about $5,500 during the life of the system.
- Reduce environmental impact: Heat pump water heaters release fewer greenhouse gases than natural gas-powered water heaters.
- Safety: Buying a heat pump system eliminates any of the safety concerns you might have with a natural gas-powered water heater. Heat pump systems use only electricity and ambient air to heat your water, and they use electricity much more efficiently than a standard electric water heater.
Here at Your 1 Plumber, we service, repair, and install gas, electric, tankless, and heat pump water heaters. That means when the time comes to replace yours, we can help you select the perfect water heater type for your home and budget. For more information or to request a free in-home consultation and proposal, contact Your 1Plumber today.