Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters in Germantown
Heat pump hot water heaters are incredibly energy efficient! Most Germantown homeowners really don’t give their hot water heater very much thought until they need repair or replacement. If your hot water heater needs to be repaired or replaced, you can trust the experts at Master Plumbing to restore hot water to your home with skill and professionalism. In recent years, the hot water heater market has been flooded with all sorts of new, energy efficient water heaters. These hot water heaters come in a variety of types with many different safety and operational features. One of these types is the heat pump hot water heater.
Like other types of hot water heaters, heat pump hot water heaters use energy to heat water that is then dispersed to the rest of your Germantown home. However, instead of using the energy to light some sort of flame or other heating element, heat pump hot water heaters heat water by pulling the heat in from the air surrounding the unit. It’s the same basic concept as your refrigerator pulling in cold air, but with heat instead.
The heat pump hot water heater will pull in the air surrounding it and only keep the warm air. It will then use that warm air to heat all of the warm water your Germantown home needs. One potential drawback to this method is that it can take a while to heat a large volume of water. For this reason, heat pump water heater models are equipped with a backup heating method to use in times of unusually high demand that is faster, but far less energy efficient. This backup heating method is also why heat pump hot water heaters are sometimes referred to as “hybrid” hot water heaters.
Heat pump hot water heaters are exceedingly inexpensive to operate. Over the course of the approximately 13-year life span of your Germantown heat pump hot water heater, it will save you an estimated $3,500 over some conventional models. This savings is not only good for homeowners, it’s also good for the environment. The EPA estimates that if every home in the U.S. installed a heat pump hot water heater in place of other models, it would prevent around 140 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
Other Types of Water Heaters from Master Plumbing
The type of water heater you need will depend on the size of your Germantown home and the type of fuel source available.
The other main types of water heaters are:
- Solar water heaters
- Tankless Coil/Indirect water heaters
- Conventional water heaters
- On Demand Water heaters
Since your hot water heater is the second most used appliance in your home, it’s important to consider all of the options available to you.
Installing and Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater in Germantown
Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100 or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with your Germantown home’s plumbing system. We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.