No water heater can last forever. No matter how well you take care of your water heater system, sooner or later you’re going to need to replace it with a new one. When that time comes, you should seriously consider installing a hybrid water heater. What is a hybrid water heater? Read on to find out.
How It Works
Hybrid water heaters, also commonly called heat pump water heaters, are tank water heaters combined with heat pumps. In addition to the standard storage tank, a heat pump water heater has an evaporator coil installed on the top of the system. During operation, this coil evaporates refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from the air around it. The collected thermal energy then travels to a condenser coil in the tank, where it is released to help heat the water. This is not enough to totally heat the water, so an electric heating coil is used as the main source of heat.
Advantages of Hybrid Water Heaters
Hybrid water heaters combine some of the best advantages of both tank and tankless water heater varieties. Tank water heaters store large amounts of hot water at all times, and are difficult to exhaust without very high levels of demand. Tankless water heaters by comparison, only heat water when needed, which makes them much more energy efficient than their tankless counterparts. A hybrid water heater is both energy efficient, and capable of generating quite a lot of output. This is the primary reason that most homeowners install them. If you want a water heater that will both provide you with all the hot water you need, and help save you money, you should consider installing a hybrid water heater.
Climate Masters offers hybrid water heater installation services throughout St. Augustine, FL. If you need hybrid water heater services, call today.