As 2015 comes to an end, many start focusing on goals for 2016. Energy efficiency has been, and continues to be, quite a hot topic, and if it is something that is important to you, you may want to consider replacing a tank hot water heater with a more efficient. The experts from Air Services Unlimited can offer you two different choices for very efficient hot water heaters: a heat pump hot water heater or a tankless hot water heater.
The Heat Pump Hot Water Heater
Like a heat pump HVAC system, a heat pump hot water heater transfers heat to the water inside a water tank. It does this by having a heat exchanger at the core of the tank. The fluid inside the heat exchanger is typically refrigerant, just like it is with a heat pump HVAC system. An air-source heat pump absorbs the available heat in the outside air, concentrates it, then sends it into the heat exchanger of the hot water tank, where it heats your home’s hot water. This is a very efficient way to heat water for your home.
The Tankless Hot Water Heater
A tankless unit can use natural gas or electricity to heat your water. Unlike a heat pump unit, tankless hot water heaters heat water on-demand – there is no tank. To heat on demand, a heat exchanger is used to heat cold water very, very fast. These units are very energy efficient because they don’t lose any energy to standby heat loss, as can happen with a tank hot water heater, and energy is used only hot water is called for.
The key to gaining the maximum efficiency from either of these hot water heaters is hiring pros for installation, and that’s where we come in. We’ll help you determine which type of water heater will best suit your needs, size it and install it correctly for years of great use in y our Port Neches, TX home.