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Heat Pump Water Heaters in Chicago, IL
Your water heater is a vital part of your home’s infrastructure, and something that you rely on daily. All of those times you use hot water on a daily basis add up, though. Water heaters are the second-highest energy consumers in the average U.S. household, next to climate control systems. That’s a huge chunk of your home’s operating costs going to the easy access of hot water. If you want to cut down on your home’s costs, upgrading your water heater is a good place to start. So, how can you do that? Install a heat pump water heater! Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling installs and services heat pump water heaters throughout Chicago, IL. If you need heat pump water heater services of any kind, call us today.
What Is a Heat Pump Water Heater?
A heat pump water heater, also called a hybrid electric water heater, is an electric water heater with an added twist. Mounted on top of the water heater’s storage tank is an evaporator coil filled with refrigerant, much like you would find on an air conditioner. When in use, that coil evaporates refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from the air surrounding the water heater tank. It then sends that refrigerant gas to another coil in the storage tank, where it’s condensed to vent the heat into the water. A heat pump water heater uses the heat of the room around it to help heat the water.
Advantages of a Heat Pump Water Heater
One of the biggest drawbacks to using an electric water heater is that electricity isn’t as efficient of a heat source as natural gas. It takes more energy for an electric water heater to heat water than a natural gas type would. With a heat pump water heater, though, that isn’t a concern. A heat pump water heater can provide just as much hot water as a gas water heater by utilizing the heat in the room. You still gain all the advantages of using an electric water heater, including the versatility of working in many more areas, without the disadvantages.
We Install and Service Heat Pump Water Heaters throughout Chicago, IL
Installing a heat pump water heater is a bit trickier than a standard electric or gas type, due to the added complexity. You should always trust a professional to handle your heat pump water heater installation services. If you need a heat pump water heater installed in your home, give us a call and we’ll be happy to take care of it for you.
Now, be sure to schedule preventive maintenance for your heat pump water heater at least once a year. Early detection is a big part of making sure that your water heater remains in good condition, and preventive maintenance is the best way to catch issues before they develop too far. However, preventive maintenance is not a fool–proof solution. Sooner or later, there will likely be a problem that will come up and require repairs. When that happens, call Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling for a full range of heat pump water heater repair services.