New York, USA (November 14, 2014) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Heat pump water heaters represent the state-of-the-art in water heating technology. Now available from A. O. Smith, a heat pump water heater like the new hybrid-electric Voltex® 50-Gallon can significantly cut water heating costs in your home through a dramatic increase in efficiency. As a A. O. Smith authorized dealer, we know your new Kew Forest Plumbing installed heat pump water heater can save you an average of more than $350 a year in operating costs.
How Heat Pump Water Heaters Work
Heat pump water heaters use electrical energy and compressed gas to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. Download the A. O. Smith “How Does a Heat Pump Water Heater Work?” PDF for more info.
These water heating units work much like your refrigerator but in reverse. Your refrigerator works by taking heat energy from inside itself and moving it to the room through coils. You may notice the back of your refrigerator gets warm from this exchange of energy.
In contrast, a heat pump water heater does just the opposite. It pulls heat from the ambient air temperature of the room and exchanges it for the cooler temperature of incoming cold water. It then uses that heat energy collected, by dumping it into a tank to heat water.
The EF is 2.0 to 2.5 for most heat pump water heaters, while a 100% efficient electric-resistance water heater would have an energy factor of just 1.0.(3)
Heat pump water heaters are very efficient when installed in spaces where ambient air temperatures are commonly between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. They tend to work best when installed in furnace rooms or other spaces with an excess of heat and won’t operate efficiently in a cold space.
Heat Pump Water Heaters Cut Water Heating Costs
Because heat pump water heaters do not use energy directly, they can significantly cut water heating costs. When replacing your water heater, you can obtain a heat pump water heater with a built-in water storage tank and a back-up heating source to supply the water heating needs for a larger installations. This will ensure hot water for even the largest commercial needs while preserving the front line efficiency of the heat pump water heater.
Heat pump water heaters are a feasible option for all homeowners looking to make their home more energy-efficient. These highly efficient water heaters can be retrofitted to work with existing conventional gas or electric water heater.
Heat Pump Water Heaters Remove Heat and Humidity
The cool air created in the energy exchange from a heat pump water heater can also be used to lower the temperature and dehumidify the interior of your home. In some cases, the cooler air is exhausted to the outside if interior cooling is not needed.
If you wish to chat to one of our trained heat pump water heater professionals, contact Kew Forest Plumbing today. We are eager to respond any questions you may have about heat pump water heaters and how they work.
About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation, celebrating its 140th year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit www.hotwater.com. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
About Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is a family owned business in its third generation, originating in 1929. We provide quality plumbing and heating services in residential, commercial and industrial environments throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Contact Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating for your next; oil to gas conversion; boiler service; plumbing service; radiant floor heating; solar heat & hot water; bathroom & kitchen renovations. We are a full service company, fully licensed, bonded, insured and certified in the city of New York. Visit Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at https://www.kewforestplumbing.com.