Among the many choices for heating the water in your home is the heat pump water heater. Heat pumps, in general, are used to heat and cool houses. However, a heat pump can be used as a water heater, too. If you’re in the market for a new water heater and are considering a heat pump, then come to us at Andrews Auld Heating & Cooling, Inc. for heat pump water heaters in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC. Just call __PHONE__.
How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pump water heaters do not make direct heat. They move the heat with electricity from one place to another, like a reverse refrigerator, making them more efficient than most common electric water heaters. A heat pump water heater takes the heat from its environment and puts it into the tank to heat the water, but to a higher temperature. You can buy the pump as a stand-alone to add to your system, or you can retrofit it to work with the water heater you already have. Because they draw heat from the air, heat pump water heaters are best installed in warmer rooms; they won’t work efficiently in cool rooms.
Choosing a Heat Pump Water Heater
These systems do sometimes cost more than standard storage water heaters. However, they can have lower costs of operation, which makes them worth the investment for many. As you go about choosing your heat pump water heater, consider the energy efficiency, as well as the costs. These systems can be very efficient, but that will also depend on your home and use. The heating rate is important, too, as well as the type of fuel you want to use and its availability.
Of course, the installation of this system should be done professionally, too. Whether you want the heat pump installed as a stand-alone unit, you want an integrated water and space heating, and cooling pump system, or you want an add-on to your current system, these are things that call for a professional plumber. Call us for more information on heat pump water heaters in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC today. You can reach us at (828) 229-2727 and we will help you choose and install your new water heater system.