All About the Heat Pump Water Heater: An Efficient Hot Water System

All About the Heat Pump Water Heater: An Efficient Hot Water System

Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. You need hot water to be available year round, no matter what the weather is like outside. Unfortunately, this means you have to keep your water heater turned on year round, even though you only use your water heater for a percentage of the day, which results in a significant energy loss. The solution? A moreefficient heat pump operated water heater!

How It Works

A heat pump water heater does not have to generate heat using the combustion of fossil fuels or electric heating elements. Instead, a heat pump moves heat from the air around the unit into the tank. To do so, it uses a chemical blend called refrigerant, the same substance used in refrigerators and air conditioners. While air conditioning systems use refrigerant to absorb heat from the air and move it out of a building, a heat pump can use refrigerant to absorb heat from the air and move it into a tank of water, which is a highly efficient method of creating heat.

Tank vs. Tankless vs. Heat Pump Water Heaters

Choosing which water heater is the right choice for you largely depends on your budget, the amount of space available for installation, and the amount of people in your home. However, we offer a quick comparison here to show you why a heat pump water heater may be the ideal option.

  • Tank: Tank water heaters are cost-effective, and they keep hot water available throughout the day. While they could run out of hot water, they shouldn’t do so too quickly as long as they are sized for your needs. However, they do use up a lot of water.
  • Tankless: Tankless water heaters only heat up water on demand, which means they may use a lot less energy than tank water heaters. However, they tend to take a long time to deliver hot water to a faucet that is far from the unit.
  • Heat Pump: A heat pump water heater also uses less energy than a conventional electric water heater, but without the delay in hot water delivery time.

Call Allstar Plumbing for hot water heater installation and services in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and the surrounding areas.


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