Some of the newer Heat Pump Water Heaters can be incorporated into your home automation system. This is a good way to change the temperature or turn off the unit while on vacation from the convenience of your phone or computer.
Efficiency & Economy of Heat Pump Water Heaters
- Maximizes energy efficiency and savings by only using the heat pump to heat water
- Auto/Hybrid – The default setting is ideal for daily use, providing energy-efficient water heating with sustained heat
- Electric/Heater – This high-demand setting is the least energy-efficient, using only the electric element to heat water
- Vacation & Timer (not available on all models) – Save on your energy when away from home by placing the unit in “sleep” mode until you return
How Heat Pump Water Heaters Work
Heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. Therefore, they can be two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters.
Heat pump water heaters require installation in locations that remain in the 40’-90’ degrees Fahrenheit range year-round and provide at least 1,000 cubic feet of air space around the water heater. Cool exhaust air can be exhausted to the room or outdoors. Install them in a space with excess heat, such as a furnace or mechanical room.
If every household in the United States used a heat pump water heater (under 55 gallons), the energy cost savings would top $8.2 billion dollars a year, according to Energy Star.
A heat pump water heater can save a household of four people around $330 a year on your electric bill, according to the government website Energy Star. That adds up to a savings of around $3,400 over the life of a typical heat pump water heater.
The savings are significant, especially for larger households. Heat pump water heaters have a longer lifespan (around 13 to 15 years) than conventional electric water heaters, making them a great investment.
If you are interested in a Heat Pump Water Heater contact Champion Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Canton, GA for a free onsite Consultation.
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