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Everything You Need to Know about Heat Pump Water Heaters

If your electric water heater needs to be replaced, you should consider installing a more energy-efficient system, such as a heat pump water heater. Heat pumps are most often used to heat and cool a home, but in the last few years, they have also been used to regulate the temperature of the water in a home. Many homeowners are upgrading to certified heat pump water heaters because they practically pay for themselves, and they can be much better for the environment. To learn more about how these energy-efficient systems work and how they can benefit you, continue reading.

How They Work

Rather than generating heat directly, heat pump water heaters move heat from one place to another to warm your water. They work like a refrigerator in reverse; while a refrigerator transfers heat from within the box to the outside air to keep the inside of the box cool, a heat pump water heater removes heat from the surrounding air or the ground below and distributes it into an enclosed water tank to warm the water.

How They Save You Money

While the initial price for a heat pump water heater is higher than that of a standard electric water heater, this system ends up paying for itself very quickly.

Did you know that water heaters are often the second largest energy users in a home? That means the bulk of your energy bills are coming from your water heater. In order to stop wasting so much energy and money, you should upgrade to a certified heat pump water heater. These systems use up to 50% less energy than standard water heaters. In addition, many states offer incentives for purchasing ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heaters, which means you save even more!

How They Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Because it is easier to transfer heat than it is to generate it, heat pump water heaters are extremely energy efficient. By using a highly efficient heat pump, heat pump water heaters typically only use up around half the amount of energy that a standard water heater uses. That means that they can protect the environment by contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Call Pyramid Heating & Cooling Today

At Pyramid Heating & Cooling, our home comfort experts are here to make your life easier. If your water heater is 10 years old or older, it is time to make an energy-efficient upgrade. Our team has access to the highest performing heat pump water heaters guaranteed to save you plenty of money and energy. Stop wasting your time and start enjoying maximum comfort and money savings.

Call (503) 783-8488 or contact our team online to learn more about how we can help you.

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