Hybrid / Heat Pump Water Heaters

Posted on November 21st, 2017 by Brian Hall

It’s generally easier to move something than to make something. Putting that principle to use, Hybrid/Heat Pump Water Heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. To understand the concept of heat pumps, imagine a refrigerator working in reverse. While a refrigerator removes heat from an enclosed box and expels that heat to the surrounding air, a Hybrid /Heat Pump Water Heater takes the heat from surrounding air and transfers it to water in an enclosed tank.

During periods of high hot water demand, Hybrid/Heat Pump Water Heaters switch to standard electric resistance heat, hence the name “hybrid” hot water heaters, automatically. These water heaters are equipped with control panels that you to select from different operating modes which include:

  • Efficiency/Economy – They maximize energy efficiency and savings by only using the heat pump to heat water.
  • Auto/Hybrid – This is a default setting that is ideal for daily use, providing energy-efficient water heating with sustained heat.
  • Electric/Heater – This high-demand setting is the least energy-efficient, using only the electric element to heat water.
  • Vacation & Timer – Not all models will have this feature, but you will want It. It allows you to save on your energy when away from home by placing the unit in “sleep” mode until you return.
  • Save Money & Be More Efficient – Compared to a standard electric water heater, a Hybrid/Heat pump water heater uses up to 60% less energy. That can save you up to 10% on your energy bill about $3,500 over the life of the water heater.


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