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Upgrade to a Heat Pump Water Heater

Heat your water more efficiently with cleaner energy

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Need a new water heater?

If your water heater needs repair or replacement, consider investing in an energy-efficient heat pump water heater. Heat pump water heaters do not generate heat. Instead, they pull heat from the surrounding air, which is then transferred to the unit’s storage tank.

Heat pump water heaters use less energy compared to natural gas water heaters and conventional electric-resistance water heaters. And never worry about having to light the pilot again!

Here are more good reasons to make the switch:

  • Clean, safe, all-electric technology. Gas leaks and toxic emissions are non-existent.
  • Heat pump water heaters last longer. The longer life expectancy (13-15 years), combined with energy savings make a heat pump water heater a great investment.
  • Heat pump water heaters are versatile. Multiple settings and programmable options, such as vacation mode, that help you save energy, even when you’re away.
  • Heat pump water heaters are energy efficient. Heat pump water heaters consume as much as 63% less energy than the traditional electric water heaters.
  • Rebates and tax incentives. Check out our Incentive Finder to see current incentives in your area.

This is why many homeowners are switching to electric heat pump water heaters.

Got Solar? Heat your water using the power of the sun! Heat pump water heaters offer the potential for zero greenhouse gas impacts when paired with solar photovoltaics (PV) or 100% renewable electricity.

Replace your traditional water heater with an electric heat pump water heater with help from available incentives

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How Heat Pump Water Heaters Work

Heat pump water heaters pull heat from the surrounding air to heat the water, rather than relying on electricity or gas. In other words, they move energy instead of generating it.

A fan mounted on the top of the unit pushes room air across a radiator-like grid of condenser coils filled with liquid refrigerant in a closed system of tubing.

A pump circulates the tubes filled with hot compressed gas down and around the cool water in the heater’s tank.

The heat from the hot compressed gas moves toward the cool water, raising its temperature and cooling the gas back to a liquid where it is then pumped back to the radiator, and the process begins again.

Most heat pump water heaters are actually hybrid water heaters.

Under most conditions, heat pump water heaters don't actually generate heat. So when you're using a lot of hot water, a hybrid water heater switches to electric-resistance heating to ensure an adequate supply of hot water.

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View and manage energy usage, adjust the water temperature, and change operation mode—remotely!

Energy-saving programming allows you to heat water during off-peak hours at lower energy costs and will store enough hot water for your peak-hour needs.

Most heat pump water heaters include 4 operating modes – Heat Pump mode, Hybrid mode, Electric mode and Vacation mode. Heat Pump mode is most efficient, while the hybrid mode combines the efficiency of the heat pump mode with backup electric heating elements. The Electric only mode operates as a regular electric hot water heater, and Vacation mode places the unit in ‘sleep’ mode until you return.

Some models include automated leak detection to alert you when a leak has occurred and will even shut off the water valve to prevent damage.

Is a heat pump water heater right for you?

Heat pump water heaters offer a lot of benefits, but here are some things to consider before installing a new system, including electrical system requirements, space requirements, ventilation, noise and permits.

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