We use a lot of hot water in our homes, for everything from bathing and general cleaning to doing the dishes and cleaning our linens. Considering just how much hot water we go through during average day, it only makes sense that we should do everything possible to heat our water in the most efficient way we can. That is why many homeowners choose to use heat pump water heaters in New Port Richey, FL.
Read on to learn more about how heat pump water heaters work, and how using one can benefit you. If you decide that a heat pump water heater is right for your home, just give us a call. We’ll make sure that your system is of the right size, and that it is installed in your residence correctly.
Transfer Heat, Don’t Generate It!
Heat pump water heaters use electricity to heat your water. Some homeowners may hesitate to look into the matter any further than this, because the cost of electricity can make using it to heat water rather expensive. However, you must understand a key difference between heat pump water heaters and traditional electric water heaters. Heat pump water heaters don’t use electricity to generate heat. Instead, they use it to facilitate the heat transfer process, just like an air source heat pump does when heating a home.
A heat pump water heater uses a compressor and evaporator, much like a heat pump or central AC. Refrigerant evaporates in the evaporator, and absorbs heat in the process. It is then condensed, and its heat is used to heat water in the tank. Because existing heat is used to heat the water, the heat pump water heater is very efficient. In fact, such systems are often 2 to 3 times more efficient than traditional electric water heaters!
To learn more or to schedule professional water heater services, call the plumbers here at Experts Plumbing Services, LLC.