We rely on our water heaters on a daily basis to provide hot water for bathing, cleaning and washing. But with energy costs on the rise, many homeowners are looking for ways to increase their energy-efficiency without sacrificing the comfort they enjoy in their home. The hybrid water heater is a great way to do just that. Also known as a heat pump water heater, the hybrid water heater uses heat-transfer technology supplemented with electric direct-heat coils to make sure your hot water works well throughout the year. Remember, it’s important to receive a professional installation in order to maximize the potential benefits of a hybrid system.
Let’s take a look at what makes a hybrid water heater distinctive. The typical water heater is a tanked storage system that uses either gas or electricity to heat up water and store it for use. The hybrid water heater also stores hot water for use, but instead of solely relying on a direct-heat source, it uses a heat-transfer technology to move heat, rather than converting it from an energy source. While in heat-pump mode, it still operates on electricity, but it uses energy up to 3 times more efficiently.
One of the greatest benefits to the hybrid water heater is that unlike a heat pump, it has a backup direct-heat mechanism that ensures that you never go without hot water. When the system determines that it is too cold outside or in the air surrounding the water heater to heat the water efficiently using the heat pump, it switches to the direct heating element. This function is fully programmable so that you can determine the operation of the hybridity to balance your energy efficiency and comfort.
Hybrid water heaters make a great addition to any home. And there’s never been a better time to upgrade or replace your ailing home water heater. We are currently offering $100 off a hybrid water heater, check out the coupon here! For more information about our exceptional plumbing services, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!