Your Next Water Heater: The Heat Pump Water Heater

Your Next Water Heater: The Heat Pump Water Heater

You may have heard that tankless water heaters are efficient and durable, but have you heard of this energy-saving alternative? The heat pump water heater is another system to consider when replacing your older, outdated water heater tank. And this is especially true if you have an electric water heater.

Electric water heaters can use up a lot of energy, and the cost of electricity is not cheap (in most parts of the country). It’s often more cost-effective to use a gas water heater, but it’s not necessarily a possibility in every home.

That’s why many homeowners turn to a heat pump water heater for better efficiency.

How a Heat Pump Water Heater Works

A heat pump water heater uses heat pump technology to bring heat into a tank. It’s a lot different than the standard methods of combustion (for a gas tank water heater) or electric resistance heating (for an electric tank water heater).

It uses electricity, but only to operate a series of components that help a refrigerant to absorb heat from the air around the unit and transfer it into the tank. This method of heat transfer is also used in conventional air conditioners and heat pumps—systems that heat and cool a home.

What Makes This Technology Efficient

Electric resistance heating in a hot water tank means that electricity is constantly generating heat, and this is a very energy-intensive process. Transferring heat from one place to another is much more efficient. That’s why most people see a significant drop in their bills when they switch from a standard electric tank water heater to a heat pump water heater.

Why a Heat Pump Water Heater May Be Your Best Option

A heat pump water heater may cost more upfront but it can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of its lifespan due to the lower operating costs. Besides, if you need a tank water heater that uses electricity and is 55 gallons or more, you might have no other option. Due to federal energy regulations, heat pump water heaters are often the only electric water heating options available.

If you are looking for your next water heater in Rancho Cucamonga, get in touch with Allstar Home Services.

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