Hybrid Water Heaters in West Palm Beach
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When you take a look at the list things that use the most energy in your home, the first plumbing device you’ll notice on the list is your water heater. Water heaters consume a lot of fuel, particularly electric units that rely on resistive heating elements to bring your water up to temperature. Fortunately, there is a way you can improve your energy efficiency without the hassle of installing a gas line: switching to a hybrid water heater system. Hybrid water heaters use a combination of traditional electrical water heating elements and an energy-efficient heat pump to rapidly produce hot water while using only a small fraction of the energy.
Here at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air, Inc., our team specializes in water heater installations, and we have the training and skills to effectively outfit your home with a hybrid water heater system that’s perfectly matched to your needs. We carefully analyze your home, including your existing plumbing system and your current hot water demands, in order to help you choose the perfect hybrid water heater replacement unit. We make sure every installation meets our high standards of quality, including ensuring it is compliant with all relevant plumbing codes and safety standards, so you can have total and complete peace of mind. Plus you can always come to expect the same great customer service and care that has come to define our business over the years. Our goal is your total satisfaction, and we believe this is earned by providing you with a reliable supply of hot water and a great experience throughout the process.
Do you need a new water heater? Learn more about improving your hot water supply by installing a hybrid water heater! Call Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air, Inc. at (561) 708-4989 and request your new unit consultation appointment today.
How a Hybrid Water Heater Works
Hybrid water heaters work by combining the power of an electric heat pump with the reliability and speed of traditional electric water heating elements. The heat pump at the top of your tank uses ultra-cold refrigerant to collect heat from the air that is pulled through the pump system. This cold refrigerant is then compressed, making it extremely hot, and sent down to a coil that weaves its way around the water tank. As the heated refrigerant winds around your tank, the tank and the water inside absorb the heat from the coils, bringing the temperature up.
While this is an extremely energy-efficient way of heating water in your tank, it isn’t necessarily fast. During high-demand times, or when you simply need your tank to refill quickly, your hybrid water heater also has traditional electric heating elements located in your tank that turn on and heat the water inside faster. These are not as efficient as your heat pump system, but they will refill and reheat your tank in less time, meaning you can go back to using your hot water quicker. Combining these two technologies together gives you incredible flexibility with how you heat your tank and how much energy you consume to do so.
Advantages of a Hybrid Water Heater
Why should you switch to a hybrid water heater? While their cost may be higher, the amount they could save you on your energy costs is astronomical. Within as little as two to three years, the amount of money your hybrid water heater saves you on energy costs could pay for the price difference in the upgrade.
Here are just a few of the other great advantages of a hybrid water heater:
- Quiet: The heat pump systems in hybrid water heaters are quiet, meaning you’ll notice little to no noise difference when your water heater is running.
- Extra power: Hybrid water heaters reheat an entire tank of water faster than any traditional water heater. By combining your heat pump and electric heating elements, you’ll have a new tank of hot water in less time than you may have ever thought possible.
- Cool your warm space: The exhaust air produced by the heat pump is cold, meaning a heat pump water heater actually cools the space they are in!
Learn more about installing a heat pump water heater in your home! Contact Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air, Inc. today.