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What Are the Benefits of Using a Heat Pump Water Heater?

There is no way in which to overstate just how important a role the water heaters in our homes play each and every day of our lives. If you are serious about living in great comfort and with great convenience, you’re going to need plenty of hot water with which to shower, wash the dishes, and do the laundry. Of course, heating that water does not come for free. If you are ready to invest in a new water heater, and you hope to heat water for use throughout your home with outstanding energy efficiency, you should give some serious consideration to the use of a heat pump water heater in Des Moines, IA.

Heat Transfer, Not Heat Generation

When you think of heating water, or your home, for that matter, you may think of combusting a fossil fuel, such as propane or natural gas, or using electric resistance heating coils in order to generate heat. The key to the efficiency with which heat pump technology works, though, is that it does not necessitate the generation of heat. Rather, heat pumps and heat pump water heaters simply use a very small amount of electricity in order to transfer heat from one place to another.

There is heat in the air surrounding your water heater. The heat pump water heater uses a refrigerant cycle in order to absorb this heat. A compressor pressurizes that refrigerant, further boosting its thermal energy. That heat is then used to heat the water in the heat pump. This is a very efficient means by which to do so. When you have an appropriately sized, professionally installed, and well-maintained heat pump water heater in your home, you’ll be able to heat sufficient amounts of water for use throughout your home in a more affordable manner.

Contact Schaal Heating and Cooling to schedule your heat pump water heater services.

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