How Do Hybrid Water Heaters Work?
Are you in the market for a new water heater? While most homeowners are at least a little familiar with traditional water heaters and tankless water heaters, today we’re going to be learning about a third option: hybrid water heaters! Hybrid water heaters are also often called heat pump water heaters. Their design blends aspects and mechanicals from both traditional and electric water heaters. Hybrid water heaters work by moving hot air to the water tank only when it is needed. When the water demand is high, the water heater will automatically switch over to electric heating to prepare for this higher demand. These nifty water heaters also come with a few really cool features and settings that help you to keep the cost of your water bill down! One of these features is the ability to select the amount of water your home consumes. An economy setting allows you to save on energy use by using just the heat pump to heat water on demand. For high demand use, there is an electric setting, although it is reasonably the least energy efficient. Certain hybrid heater models also have a vacation timer that lets you hold your device in a “sleep mode” for the duration of time you will not be at home and subsequently, will not use hot water! The upfront cost of a hybrid water heater can certainly be expensive. While there are some more budget-friendly models available, these water heaters can cost $2,500 a unit before the costs of installation. However, the energy-saving features of these heaters could save you enough money to make it worth that initial cost. Annually, hybrid water heaters can save homes between $160 and $490. Hybrid water heaters are a great choice for everyone, from the environmentally conscious to larger homes that simply need more hot water at their disposal. Since these water heaters take the heat/energy from the air in the home they may be better suited for water climates, especially if the water heater will be placed in an area that is not well heated. The Habitation Investigation home inspection company provides home inspections, mold testing, radon testing, and another environmental testing in the Central Ohio areas such as Columbus Ohio, Springfield, Hilliard, Powell, Pickerington, Pataskala, New Albany, Delaware, Gahanna, Westerville, Galloway, Grove City, Worthington, Dublin, Marysville, London, West Jefferson, Mechanicsburg. Dayton Ohio home inspection areas include Beavercreek, Enon, Centerville, Northern areas of Cincinnati.