Heat Pump Water Heaters

Most homeowners know about heat pumps and water heaters, but what the heck are “heat pump water heaters?”

Heating your water is the second largest use of energy behind heating or cooling your home.

Heat pump water heaters are a higher efficient alternative to traditional gas or electric water heaters.

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Heat pump water heaters Santa Rosa, Sonoma CountyHow Heat Pump Water Heaters Work

They work by pulling heat from the surrounding air and transferring it to the water in the tank.

When the ambient temperature surrounding the water heater isn’t adequate, the water heater switches to and electric heating element to make up the difference.

When the ambient temperature is high enough to heat the water without the electric element, it is roughly 60% more efficient than water heated by electrical resistance.

Manufacturers have been successful in lowering the minimum temperature in which heat pump water heaters will operate in heat pump mode. Many will continue to operate efficiently with ambient temperatures as low as 35 degrees or less.

Heat pump water heaters also allow you to preheat water during times of the day when electricity is less expensive and store it in the tank for use during peak times when costs are higher.

Benefits of Heat Pump Water Heaters

Although the upfront cost to install a heat pump water heater are higher than traditional gas fired or electric units, there are some significant benefits:

  • Reduce monthly energy costs
  • Environmentally friendly water heating
  • Eliminates the risk of carbon monoxide
  • Add value to your home

JW Hanson Heating and Air offers highly trained professionals who believe your safety and comfort are of the utmost importance. We have the experience, tools and knowledge to help solve your heat pump water heater needs.

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