If you’ve been shopping for a new water heater for your Monroe, WA home, you’ve likely encountered heat pump water heaters. Sometimes called hybrid water heaters, they’re a type of electric water heater that offers some unique advantages over conventional electric storage tank water heaters. However, you may not understand what those advantages are and how a heat pump water heater provides them. Here’s everything you need to know.
How a Heat Pump Water Heater Works
A heat pump water heater uses a refrigerant to collect heat energy from the air surrounding it. Then, it compresses the refrigerant to increase its temperature even further and circulates the refrigerant through a coil surrounding its tank to heat the water inside. This mode of operation can achieve efficiency levels up to three times that of a conventional electric water heater. The reason is that conventional electric water heaters use electric resistance heating elements to heat their water. Those elements, while quite efficient, must consume electricity directly to produce heat.
The Advantages of a Heat Pump Water Heater
The main advantage of heat pump water heaters is their high efficiency. They’re the only type of electrically powered water heater that delivers efficiency greater than natural gas water heaters. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a heat pump water heater can be as much as 50% more efficient than a natural gas model.
Another advantage of heat pump water heaters is their longevity. When you properly maintain one, you can expect it to last for 15 years or more. That means you’ll get to enjoy the cheaper operating costs for even longer compared to a conventional water heater.
The Heat Pump Water Heater Experts
If you’re interested in a heat pump water heater for your Monroe home, ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing is the place to turn. We offer comprehensive plumbing services, including installation, maintenance, and repair of all types of water heaters. Plus, we handle faucets, toilets, water lines, sump pumps, and leak detection as well.
So, for heat pump water heaters and more in Monroe, call us at ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing today!
Meet Evan Niemela: Owner of ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing
Evan first started plumbing in 2006, splitting his time 50/50 with commercial and residential work. He has been involved with all aspects of plumbing, and believes that we should be life-long learners, whether with our careers or in life. When he’s not plumbing, you’ll find Evan looking for a little white golf ball (generally in the woods or long grass), exploring the mountains and trails in the beautiful PNW or spending time with his wife and seven children.