Heat Pump Water Heaters Are Awesome

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Alternative Water Heating, Water Heater Replacement

Are you familiar with heat pump water heaters? It is about time that St Louis homeowners learn more about this super efficient means of heating water for ones home.

Heat pump water heaters are a game changer in water heating technology that are now 300 to 400 percent more efficient than traditional gas and electric water heaters.St Louis Heat Pump Water Heater

About 19 percent of all U.S. homes energy consumption is from heating water. About half of all residential water heaters in homes are gas or propane. Since they burn fossil fuels, they release carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides which are not good for the environment. (Read more here on the dangers of nitrogen oxides: https://www.lung.org/clean-air/outdoors/what-makes-air-unhealthy/nitrogen-dioxide)

The difference in how a heat pump works, is that it gathers heat from the atmosphere and concentrates it in the tank that stores water. The amount of money this type of water heater can save a household obviously varies, but according to the Department of Energy, it can be around $350 a year! (read more here: https://www.energystar.gov/products/water_heaters/high_efficiency_electric_storage_water_heaters/benefits_savings)

Even with a higher equipment cost for a unit than a traditional gas or electric water heater, maybe local utilities offer incentives for installing one. Also, within a couple years, the cost difference can be made up in energy usage savings. Over the lifetime of the heater, one will save a considerable amount of money.

When it is time for a replacement water heater in your St Louis, Mo home, give us a call to discuss the advantages of possibly using a heat pump water heater.