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Meet the Lab ยป Heat Pump Water Heaters

Innovative, energy-efficient appliances for residential and commercial use

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Heat pump water heaters are innovative and energy-efficient appliances that provide hot water for residential and commercial use. Unlike traditional water heaters that generate heat directly through the combustion of fuels, heat pump water heaters extract heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water, making them highly efficient and environmentally friendly.

Potential Energy Savings

Your water heater is the second-highest energy user in your home. An ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heater uses 70% less energy and can help a family of four save more than $3,700 over its lifetime

How They Work

The process starts with the heat pump water heater drawing warm air from its surroundings using a refrigeration system. The heat energy gets transferred to a refrigerant, which vaporizes and increases the temperature. This heated vapor passes through a condenser, where the heat is transferred to the water, raising its temperature. Finally, the refrigerant is condensed back into a liquid state, and the cycle repeats.

  • They are remarkably energy-efficient, consuming around 2-3 times less electricity than conventional electric water heaters, translating to significant cost savings on energy bills over time.
  • They produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, primarily relying on electricity rather than burning fossil fuels directly.
  • They often come equipped with smart features and programmable settings, allowing users to optimize their water heating schedules according to their specific needs, enhancing their efficiency.
  • The long-term energy savings from heat pump water heaters also usually offset the initial investment.

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