Water heaters rank among the most important components to your home: providing safe, reliable hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Most of us are accustomed to the traditional tank model of water heater, with its tall cylindrical tank tucked away in the basement or garage. But it’s not the only type of water heater out there, and depending on your present circumstances, you might want to look into alternative models if you’re in the market for a new one.
More specifically, look for hybrid water heaters, also known as heat pump water heaters. They could provide benefits uniquely suited to your home.
How Do They Work?
Heat pump water heaters don’t normally heat the water using gas burners or electricity. Instead, they pull heat directly from the air and then transfer it to the water. This works best in the summertime, when the air is hot, and the heat pump can function at its most efficient.
For periods when the air is cooler (like the fall and winter), a smaller electric heating system can be used to ensure that you still receive all of the hot water you need to keep your household running. (This second heat source can also be used during periods when demands on the water heater are high.)
What Are the Benefits?
By pulling heat from the air instead of burning fuel or electricity, heat pump water heaters save you a great deal of money on monthly costs (especially in the summer). The hybrid nature of the system helps ensure that you never lack for hot water, while still providing substantial savings to help relieve your monthly budget.
To install a hybrid water heater in your Boston, MA home or for repairs on an existing hybrid water heater, call the pros at Cooling Unlimited, Inc. today!