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What Makes the Heat Pump Water Heater So Efficient?

You need to have hot water in your home. That much is obvious. What is also obvious, though, is that you don’t want to be spending an exorbitant amount of money just to heat water with which to bathe, clean, do the dishes, and wash your linens. If you are after a truly efficient hot water heater, then you may want to consider the use of heat pump water heater in Bloomington, IL.

Heat pump technology allows the heat pump water heater to heat water in a very unique way. Not only is it unique, but it allows for exceptional efficiency and the affordable heating of water in one’s home. Just remember that getting the most from any water heater necessitates the professional installation and servicing of that system.

So How Does It Work?

If you are familiar with heat pumps, just think of a heat pump water heater as one using the same heat transfer process. For those of you not familiar, let’s explain. A heat pump is a system that is able to use a refrigerant cycle in order to draw heat out of the air. The warmed refrigerant is then compressed by the system, boosting its thermal energy, and its heat is used to heat air for distribution throughout the house during the heating season. Essentially, it’s just an air conditioner operating in reverse.

When that technology is applied to a water heater, the heat drawn from the air and boosted via compression is used to heat the water in the system. Why is this so efficient? Because rather than burn fuel or use electricity to heat water directly, you are using only a very small amount of electricity to facilitate the heat transfer process. It’s a big difference, and one that you’ll see reflected in your energy bills.

If you want to start using a heat pump water heater in your home, just give Pipeworks Inc. a call.

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