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What is a Heat Pump Water Heater?

bathtimeAre you in the market for a new water heater? If your current water heater can’t keep up with the demands of your home and is edging towards 15 years of use, you probably do need a replacement. The sooner you reach out to us for that service the better it will be for your home comfort and your peace of mind.

With that said, you will need to make a pretty important decision: choosing a water heater. When it comes to water heaters in Riverside, you actually have more than one choice. Did you know that? And did you know that one of your options is a heat pump water heater? If you haven’t heard of this system, let us tell you a bit more.

What Does a Heat Pump Water Heater Do?

If you have heard of a heat pump mini split system for temperature control in your home, you already have an idea of what a heat pump water heater does. Heat pump water heaters don’t use gas or electrical resistance to make heat to heat up water for your home. Instead, this system transfers heat out of the air surrounding the system and into the water. This means that, as long as temperatures outside don’t drop below 40° (and if you live in Riverside this is never a problem), you will be able to get hot water in a highly efficient manner all year long.

The Perks of Heat Pump Water Heaters

So what is it that makes heat pump water heaters stand out? This system might be the ideal fit for your home’s hot water needs because of the following benefits that it offers:

  • Next-level energy efficiency: Let’s start here because, especially in California, energy efficiency is a big deal. Heat pumps are able to provide great energy efficiency simply because they transfer heat rather than creating it, a process that saves much more energy than it uses.
  • It pays for itself through savings: A heat pump water heater is going to help you save money and a lot of it. Energy Star estimates that a heat pump water heater can help a household of up to four people about $330 per year on electricity. That’s a good chunk of change back in your pocket. Even better, if your household is even bigger, you’ll see those savings even more prominently.
  • Reliable hot water without the need for gas: With a heat pump water heater, one of the perks is similar to a heat pump HVAC system for your home–no natural gas is required. This makes this system more eco-friendly and cheaper to run too.
  • These systems cool the area around them: Last but not least, your heat pump water heater can give you a helping hand during summer because it cools the area around it. This means you can take advantage of that cool air to help keep things comfortable if you so choose.

Does a heat pump water heater sound like a good match for you? Are you curious to learn more about this system? Sweetwater Plumbing can help answer your questions and can provide the installation service you need.

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