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At Paws Plumbing, we install and repair all kinds of water heaters. One of our most unique options is the heat pump water heater. Also known as hybrid heat pump water heaters, these are some of the most efficient systems you can use to heat the water flowing from your residential and commercial plumbing fixtures.
Chances are, you'll notice your energy bills drop when you switch to a heat pump water heater – especially if you were using an electric tank water heater before. You’ll also benefit from the expert workmanship and outstanding customer service that Paws Plumbing provides for every project. Our experts are some of the best people to offer heat pump installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance services in the region.
What Is a Heat Pump Water Heater?
Typically, a heat pump is used for cooling or heating a home. It actually uses refrigeration to transfer heat. A liquid or chemical blend can be used to absorb heat and move it into or out of a space.
A heat pump water heater takes advantage of the versatility of this technology. It can absorb heat from around the outside of the water heater. Heat is then transferred into a heat exchanger within the tank, which keeps the water warm.
Other tank water heaters use more conventional means of heating water. A water heater that uses gas or any other fuel source must light a flame on a burner in order to start heating the tank from the bottom up. Electric water heaters usually use electric resistance heating. This requires a lot of energy use as generating or producing heat is such an intensive process. A heat pump water heater also uses electricity, but it uses it in a much different way. Moving heat is a more efficient process then generating heat; it requires much less energy.
Why Choose a Heat Pump Water Heater
What all of this means is that choosing a heat pump water heater over a conventional electric tank water heater can help you save a lot of money. Over the years, your savings can offset the initial price of the unit and installation service.
Many families in San Diego choose heat pump water heaters because they:
- Offer low operating costs
- Work best in moderate climates like ours where temperatures range from 40 – 90 degrees
- Have a longer lifespan than conventional tank systems
As a matter of fact, if you require an electric water heater to be 55 gallons or more because you have a larger household, you may not be able to find a conventional electric tank water heater to fit your needs – they simply cannot meet federal efficiency requirements. Thankfully, a heat pump water heater can. For some people, the heat pump water heater is the only option—but luckily, it’s an excellent one!
Hire Paws Plumbing for Heat Pump Water Heater Services
You can trust our friendly team with all of your heat pump water heater service needs. We’re committed to being green, which is why we think this is one of the best options for any home. Plus, when you get heat pump water heater services from us, you’ll receive reliable workmanship and excellent customer service every time.
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