Being in Hot Water Never Felt So Good!

Did you know the process of heating water is the second largest energy-user in your home?
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Being in Hot Water Never Felt So Good!

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Did you know the process of heating water is the second largest energy-user in your home?

Save Thousands of Dollars in Electricity Costs with ENERGY STAR Certified Heat Pump Water Heaters!

Water heating, using a standard electric water heater, will cost a four person family more than $600 per year.  New technology is now available that cuts these costs in half — heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). HPWHs are becoming more popular due to their enormous energy savings, high-tech systems, and generous incentives from utility programs. ENERGY STAR certified HPWHs have been independently tested to ensure efficient performance and energy savings.

 How much can I save?
A family of four can save $3,500 over a HPWH’s lifetime, or $330 per year. 



How does a HPWH work?
Essentially a refrigerator run in reverse, HPWHs use less than half the energy of standard electric water heaters because they do not generate heat. Instead, HPWHs transfer heat from the surrounding air to the water in the tank. During periods of high hot water demand, HPWHs switch to standard electric resistance heat — which is why they are often referred to as “hybrid” hot water heaters. HPWHs also have programmable settings; “economy” mode which uses only the heat pump setting, and “vacation” mode which shuts down the heater for a set amount of time.

What incentives are available?
Utility companies are offering very generous incentives, as much as $1,000, to encourage consumers to purchase HPWHs. Check with your local utility to see how much you qualify for.


Where Do I Go From Here?

  •  Examine you existing electric water heater. If it is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a new ENERGY STAR certified HPWH. Early replacement can help avoid problems like leaks and flooding that can occur when a water heater fails.
  •  Contact your local utility. Find out which incentives you qualify for.
  •  Call your plumber. Ask specifically for an ENERGY STAR certified HPWH.  

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