Heat Pump Water Heaters Can Lower Your Utility Bill
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your hot water heater until it needs to be repaired or replaced. If you need to have a new hot water heater installed, you may want to consider a hybrid heat pump water heater. One of the main reasons why this style of hot water heater is becoming popular is due to its efficiency. Heat pump water heaters are two to three times as efficient as a conventional hot water heater that runs off of electricity.
How Heat Pump Water Heaters Work
Your refrigerator uses a compressor to remove the heat that’s inside of your fridge and transfers it to the outside area. A hybrid heat pump water heater uses the same philosophy, but it does it in reverse — heat is taken from the outside air and transferred inside to warm the water that is kept in a holding tank. In addition, there is also a backup mechanism to heat the water when the outside air is too cool to use.
Heat Pump Water Heater Installation
A conventional electric hot water heater can actually raise the cost of your monthly utility bill. Electricity has to be used to generate the heat that is needed to warm the water in the holding tank. But with a heat pump water heater, heat doesn’t have to be generated. It’s just transferred from one area to another, which lowers the amount of energy that it takes to create hot water. While a heat pump water heater is initially more expensive, savings are passed along to you year after year. The initial heat pump water heater cost is well worth it! Here is our list of popular heat pump water heater brands that we carry:
- Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater
- AO Smith Heat Pump Water Heater
- Bradford White Heat Pump Water Heater
Heat Pump Water Heater Repair
Heat pump water heaters have a lot of components that need to be checked on a regular basis, including heating and cooling elements, thermostats, and fans. Because every model is different, we really recommend calling a professional to repair or maintain your heat pump. If your heat pump water heater is not turning on, here are some general troubleshooting steps:
- Make sure your heat pump water heater is receiving power, and is turned on.
- Check the thermostat–is it set too high, or too low?
- Check any filters, and clean them.
- Clean the coils of the outdoor unit.
If these four steps don’t work, call the experts at All County Plumbing. We’ll be there for you!
Professional Heat Pump Water Heater Services
Whether it’s a repair, replacement or new installation, if you have any questions, be sure to contact us regarding your hot water heater. We offer years of experience in sales, installation, repair or replacements and maintenance of all types of water heaters. Call us at All County Plumbing LLC and ask us about our heat pump water heater services today!