October 22, 2018
The home energy efficiency experts over at Energy Star estimate that a traditional water heater is the second highest in electricity consumer in a home (after your home heating and cooling systems). A heat pump water heater is an energy upgrade that uses an energy efficient process to provide your home with hot showers and will save you an estimated $3,500 in its lifetime.
But, how does it work?
How an Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Works
With a traditional electric water heater, heat is generated directly inside a water tank using an electric heating element. Natural gas water heaters, meanwhile, use combustion to heat the water in the tank, which produces harmful byproducts that threaten the health of your home.
With heat pump water heaters, heat is pulled from the air surrounding the tank and used to heat the water. This process is much like how a refrigerator works, but in reverse. Heat pump water heaters work best in a warmer climate, which is why homes in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties are so well suited for the energy savings that they offer!
Save Money – Save Energy – Save the Planet
Conserving energy is about much more than just lowering your utility bills. The less electricity your home uses, the less of an impact you are making on the environment. Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to mean reducing your quality of life and how comfortable you are in your own home. Heat pump water heaters still provide the same hot water for your home while using much less electricity. If you are looking to further your energy conservation, you can “ditch the tank” with a tankless water heater!
Heat Pump Water Heater Installation with Hassler
Investing in a heat pump water heater pays off — literally. Not only are there federal tax credits for installing ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters, but also the savings you will see in operating costs will eventually offset the cost of installation. The full list of benefits includes:
Reduced energy bills
A smaller carbon footprint
Reliable hot water
No harmful byproduct (when replacing natural gas water heaters)
The experts at Hassler want to pair you with the right water heater solution for your East Bay area home. If you are looking for an energy efficient solution for your home’s hot water needs, you can rest easy with the professionals at Hassler.