When was the last time you checked your water heater? The old adage of "out of sight, out of mind" sums up our thinking on this. As long as there is hot water at the turn of the "H" knob, we don't often think about appliances that are tucked away in the garage, basement, or utility room.
According to Energy.gov, electric water heaters account for an average of 18 percent of your electric bill. The older your water heater is, the less energy efficient it is.
Enter the heat pump water heater: a new, energy-efficient improved electric water heater. Sarah Widder of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory says, "Heat pump water heaters can save up to 63 percent more energy than traditional electric water heaters ."
Most homeowners who own heat pumps use them to heat and cool their homes. But heat pumps can also be used to heat water - either as a stand-alone water heating system or as a combination of water heating and space conditioning systems. Next, the heat pump water heater manufacturer will share with you the selection and installation matters of heat pump water heating.
Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater
Heat pump water heater systems typically have a higher initial cost than traditional storage water heaters. However, their lower operating costs can offset their higher purchase and installation prices.
You will also need to consider the following before purchasing a heat pump water heating system.
Size and first-hour rating
Fuel type and availability
Energy efficiency (energy factor)
The total cost of ownership
If you are considering installing an integrated water heating, space heating, and cooling heat pump system in your home, see also our information on air source heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps.
Properly installing and maintaining a heat pump water heating system optimizes its energy efficiency.
Proper installation depends on many factors. These factors include fuel type, climate, local building code requirements, and safety issues. Therefore, it is best to have a qualified plumbing and heat contractor (or geothermal heat pump system installation program/designer) install the heat pump.
Request a cost estimate in writing
Request a reference
Check with your local Better Business Bureau for the company
Check to see if the company is locally licensed when necessary and know your local building codes
Regular water heater maintenance can greatly extend the life of your water heater and minimize efficiency losses. Read your owner's manual for specific maintenance recommendations.
After properly installing and maintaining your water heater, try some other energy-saving strategies to help reduce your water heating costs. Some energy-efficient devices and systems are more cost-effective when installed in conjunction with a water heater.
If you're in the market for a new electric water heater, consider spreading the extra cash for a heat pump water heater. The savings can be significant, especially for larger homes. Heat pump water heaters last longer (about 13 to 15 years) than traditional electric water heaters (about 8 to 12 years), which makes them a great investment.
If you want to get more information about the commercial heat pump water heater price, please contact us.
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