Today, with the increased popularity and availability of renewable energy sources the question of assuring proper household heating that is energy and time cost-efficient is not as puzzling as it used to be a few decades ago. More and more people are embracing the environmental sustainability stand. They are turning to heat pumps and solar panels as a means of providing heat for their homes. Here are the details of Heat Pump Water Heater Systems.
Heat pump water heater systems typically have higher initial costs than traditional storage water heaters. However, they have lower operating costs, which can offset their higher purchase and installation expenses.
Before buying a heat pump water heating system, you also need to consider the following:
Proper installation and maintenance of your heat pump water heating system can optimize its energy efficiency.
The proper installation relies on many factors. These factors include fuel type, climate, local building code requirements, and safety issues. Therefore, it is best to have a qualified plumbing and heating contractor (or geothermal heat pump system installer/designer) install your heat pumps.
Do the following when selecting a qualified professional:
Request cost estimates in writing
Ask for references
Check the company with your local Better Business Bureau
See if the company will obtain a local permit if necessary and understands local building codes.
Periodic water heater maintenance can significantly increase your water heater’s life and reduce the loss of efficiency. Read your owner’s manual for specific maintenance recommendations.
Improving Energy Efficiency
After your water heater is properly installed and maintained, try some additional energy-saving strategies to help lower your water heating bills. Some energy-saving devices and systems are more cost-effective to install with the water heater.