Heat Pump
Hot Water Heater

Water heating is typically the second-largest energy expense in a home; it can cost the average household approximately $400–$600 each year. Properly maintaining your water heater and choosing high-efficiency equipment can help you save energy, improve the comfort of your home, and contribute to a cleaner environment.

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What are the benefits?

  • More energy efficient than conventional water heaters, resulting in lower utility bills
  • Lower operating costs than conventional water heaters
  • Produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to a cleaner environment
  • Total cost (unit plus installation) is currently about twice that of conventional water heaters. However, lower operating costs can offset the higher purchase price in just a few years.
  • Extremely cost-effective way to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of a home.

Is this right for my home?

  • Location needs to have at least 1,000 cu ft. of air space around the heater; heat pump unit is on top and so required floor to ceiling clearance is higher than conventional models.
  • Hot water heat pumps are best in a location where the temperature remains 40˚ – 90˚F (4.4 – 32.2˚C), but most can function like a traditional electric water heater if conditions get colder.
  • Operation of the unit both slightly cools and helps dehumidify the space it is in.
  • Installation is comparable to traditional electric storage hot water heaters; a drain for condensate is required.

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What will it look like
in my home?

Heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. This makes their operation far more energy efficient than conventional resistance electric heaters or those fired by natural gas, oil, or propane. Heat from the air is transferred to water in a tank, which is heated to 130 to 135 F. This is the process of a refrigerator, in reverse.

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