Homeowners can decrease their monthly water heating bills by lowering their heating temperature and insulating their pipes. The most effective way of saving on energy costs, though, is by upgrading to a water heater that efficiently meets the needs of your home or pool. And there’s no better option today than a hybrid water heater.
What is a Hybrid Water Heater?
Also known as a heat pump water heater, a hybrid water heater combines a tankless water heater and a traditional water heater, using the mechanics of both electric and traditional water heaters. The hybrid water heater extracts heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to water in an enclosed tank, rather than heating the water on demand.
Benefits of Hybrid Water Heaters
- Lower electricity bills - A hybrid water heater uses multiple sources to heat your home’s water, including a heat pump and electricity. The heat pump extracts hot air that surrounds the water heater and exhausts cooler air. The heat the water heater pulls in reduces the amount of electricity it requires to increase the tank’s temperature.
- Reduced carbon footprint - In addition to lowering your electricity bills, hybrid water heaters also help households reduce their carbon footprint. In fact, this type of water heater can cut your carbon footprint by two metric tons annually, which is about 10 percent of the average footprint for people in the U.S.
- Federal tax credit - When you upgrade to a hybrid water heater, the biggest benefit is saving money. And not just on your monthly electricity bills. New water heaters qualify for a federal tax credit as well as state rebates. Although an upfront investment, your hybrid water heater will pay for itself in no time with such financial incentives.
- Fast installation process - A hybrid water heater is narrow enough to fit through a 21-inch access door, and it has the same connections as a typical electric water heater. This results in a fast installation process. With easy-to-use LED touch pad controls and three energy efficiency settings, overall operation is also conveniently simple.
For additional information about how you can benefit by upgrading to a hybrid water heater, or if you’d like to schedule a hybrid water heater installation today, contact Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air at (561) 708-4989. We look forward to making sure you’re comfortable without spending a dollar more than needed to achieve it.