water-handsWhen looking at the many types of water heaters in Phoenix, AZ you can have installed in your home, you might feel overwhelmed at the options available. The conventional storage tank water heater isn’t the only choice you have today: you can also have special high-efficiency tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, and heat pump water heaters.

In this post, we’re going to focus on the heat pump water heater and the times when it might be your top choice. So, you might want a heat pump water heater if…

…you want to lower your heating bills

A heat pump water heater costs much less to run than a conventional electric water heater. This is because it uses the power of a heat pump rather than electrical resistance to apply heat to the water in the tank. An electric water heater must generate heat through the coils and transfer it to the water. But a heat pump water heater moves heat from the air around the water heater and then releases it into the tank through a heat exchanger. It takes much less electricity to move heat than to generate it, so you can expect to see lower heating costs.

…you use electricity to power your water heater

For homes that have a connection to a gas main, the best options for hot water are a gas-powered tank water heater or a gas-powered tankless water heater. Natural gas is an inexpensive fuel and works faster at heating water than electricity does. But if you only use electricity in your house, a heat pump water heater is a much better choice than an electric water heater, either tank or tankless. There’s no more cost-effective method to have hot water in an all-electric home.

…you want to stick with a tank water heater rather than switch to tankless

We think tankless water heaters are great options because of their energy-saving operation and that they never run out of hot water (provided they’re professionally sized when installed). However, not all home plumbing systems can quickly adapt to a tankless water heater and they may require changes to the pipes. If you don’t want to make changes to the plumbing system in order to use a tankless water heater, then you can stick to a tank water heater that uses a heat pump instead. You’ll enjoy savings without having to significantly re-do parts of the plumbing.

…you already use a heat pump to cool and heat your home

A heat pump water heater can be combined with the heat pump that provides cooled and heated air in your home. If you are already considering a heat pump installation for your HVAC system, you can have it combined with a new heat pump water heater.

Are you still a bit confused about whether a heat pump water heater is right for your needs? No problem—that’s why you have the Trusted Plumber around! We are experienced with all types of water heater installations, from storage tank to hybrids and heat pumps. We will make sure you end up with the best water heater for your house and family.

Trust in The Trusted Plumber! We serve Glendale, AZ and throughout the Valley.

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