Replacing a water heater isn’t something many homeowners have to think about...until they do. Perhaps you’ve walked into the garage and noticed a pool of water gathered around your water heater, or you’ve had multiple days with seemingly no hot water in the shower. Whatever the case, if it is time to replace your water heater here in California, there are a multitude of reasons to switch to a heat pump water heater with the help of the experts at Electrify My Home.
What Makes Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters Different
In combustion water heaters, heat is created by burning a fossil fuel. That heat is then transferred, or exchanged, to the water in the hot water tank. Some other more conventional water heaters use an electric heating element inside the storage tank, and when the desired temperature is reached, the heating element shuts off.
With heat pump water heaters, however, heat is not created — it is recycled. Similar to heat pump home comfort systems like a mini split, the existing heat in the air where a heat pump water heater is installed is extracted and sent to a heat exchanger, where it is transferred to the water in the tank. This process makes heat pump water heaters two to three times more efficient than other water heating methods, all while being all electric (no more burning of fossil fuels like natural gas).
The Benefits of Heat Pump Water Heaters
This efficient type of water heater will do much more than just keep your showers hot. By replacing your outdated water heater with a heat pump water heater, you can expect:
Greater control over your water temperatures
Savings on your energy bill
Protection from rising natural gas prices
Longer life expectancy and warranty
One step closer to “decarbonization” and an all-electric home
Over the lifespan of a heat pump water heater, it is estimated that you can save up to $3,500, or 10%, on your energy costs. So, as long as the water that comes out of your faucets and showerheads is dependably hot, why not utilize an all electric water heater that will save you money in the long run?
A Part of the All-Electric Home
At Electrify My Home, we know that electrification can’t always happen all at once. Which is why we are set on helping homeowners take electrification at their own pace. If it is time to replace your water heater, we will pair you with a heat pump water heater that will remain compliant with California energy codes of today, as well as of the future, while saving you the maximum on your energy costs.