Hybrid Water Heater
A Hybrid Water Heater can be a very interesting type of water heater. Hybrid Water Heaters are super efficient, TWICE the efficiency of standard electric water heaters. This Hybrid type of water heater has a heat pump that is used at the top of the unit to heat the water. The unit has a Fast recovery for hot water. The HYBRID WATER HEATER qualifies for a federal tax credit. This type of water heater is rarely found in the San Antonio area. However, we are experienced with this type of installation and would be happy to assist to with this upgrade.
Most hot water appliances generate heat. Standard water heaters create heat. Hybrid HPWH (heat pump water heaters) use electricity to move heat from one place to another. When hot water demand is the greatest, hybrid water heaters automatically switch to standard electric resistance heat.
This is certainly no job for a handyman or any regular plumber. Installation requires ability equivalent to that of a qualified HVAC installer. Installation skills such as air supply, venting, and duct installation are required. If you are not qualified and licensed or certified as required by the authority having jurisdiction to perform a given task do not attempt installation. Contact a local HVAC contractor to perform the installation or Alamo Plumbing Solutions to install it for you. This up to date appliance will save you lots of money in the long run and serve your family well for years to come. These types of water heaters are a rare appliance as we have stated before but we are sure they will rise in the number of installation. Call TODAY at 210-607-LEAK (5235)
Pros and Cons of Hybrid Hot Water HeatersThe biggest advantage to a hybrid water heater is that it will install in the same space your standard water heater is located, and you’ll immediately reduce heating expenses up to 62%. An HPWH water heater has about a 10-year lifespan, which is average, but not as good as tankless and solar hot water heaters (20 years) and a bit less than standard storage hot water heaters (10-15 years).
Efficiency – Maximizes energy efficiency and reduces costs by using the heat pump alone.