Heat pump water heaters are a cost-effective way to meet your domestic hot water needs.
This water heater is an example of an air source heat pump. It extracts ambient heat from the surrounding air and circulates it inside the heat pump to raise the temperature. As it moves heat rather than producing it, a heat pump water heater is two to three times more efficient than an electric water heater.
The efficiency of a heat pump water heater is determined by the system’s quality, the installation’s quality, your climate’s average temperatures, and the compressor unit’s location.
Heat pump water heaters come in two varieties:
- Split systems are similar to air conditioning systems in that the water tank and compressor are distinct
- Both the compressor and the water tank are housed in the same unit. Typically, the entire system is installed outside