If you are looking to upgrade to a more efficient water heater, one of your options is to install a hybrid unit. But selecting the right hybrid water heater can be complicated because of all the factors you’ll have to consider, so it’s important to seek the advice of a trained specialist.
The energy saving experts at Advanced Plumbing & Heating Services are always happy to offer professional advice to customers who are in the market for a new water heater. We’ll help you evaluate your options and come up with the best hybrid product to suit your needs. Once you’ve chosen the model you want, our qualified plumbers will install and help you maintain your new high-efficiency water heater so that it will last for many years.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Hybrid water heaters have a built-in heat pump, which uses a compressor and evaporator to draw in the heat from the surrounding environment. The low-pressure refrigerant in the evaporator is sent to the compressor after it is vaporized, adding pressure to the refrigerant and increasing its temperature. The heated refrigerant then heats up the water stored in the tank. This process happens in reverse as the refrigerant is recycled back through an expansion valve that reduces its pressure. You can also choose to install a tankless hybrid water heater for more efficiency and on-demand hot water. Hybrid water heaters that have dual variable fan speeds can provide up to 60% in savings for your annual water heating costs.
Hybrid Water Heater Benefits
In addition to using less energy and drawing heat directly from the ambient air inside your home, some hybrid water heater models are equipped with multiple settings to help you save more energy. For instance, you can program some hybrid models to use the heat pump most of the time, but when there’s a greater demand for hot water, you have the option of using the direct heating elements for a greater supply of hot water. Some models also feature programmable thermostats so that you can program the temperatures to drop when you aren’t home or when there’s less demand for hot water.
Hybrid Water Heater Installation
Installing a hybrid water heater is not a DIY job. You should always hire a professional plumber to install a hybrid water heater to ensure that it’s configured correctly. Improper installation can cause safety issues or expensive repairs. Additionally, because this type of hybrid technology is relatively new, you’ll want to hire someone who is familiar with the different hybrid water heater models.
Hybrid Water Heater Maintenance & Repair
Maintaining your hybrid water heater is extremely important, especially if you want it to work as efficiently as possible for the life of the unit. Preventative maintenance includes calling us for repairs as soon as you notice any problem. Our certified plumbers specialize in hybrid water heater maintenance and repairs, and we are always glad to provide home maintenance tips for your system. We also provide fast and reliable emergency repair services, so call any time!
Hybrid Water Heater Services
The expert plumbers at Advanced Plumbing offer hybrid water heater services for customers in the local area. We are committed to keeping up with the latest hybrid water heater technology, and we’ll install, maintain and repair yours for the life of the unit. We’re always glad to answer any questions you might have about the energy saving products and services we offer. Call today to speak with one of our professionals or to set up an appointment.