heat pump water heaters.
: get pumped about heat pump water heaters for all your hot water needs!
Also known as hybrid water heaters, These use heat pumps - a mechanical system that uses a small amount of electricity to move heat from one location to another instead of using combustion energy to directly heat water. Heat pumps draw heat from the surrounding air and release cooler air. Replacing your standard electric (a.k.a. electric resistance) or methane gas water heater with a new heat pump water heater can lower energy bills - by an average of $200 to $600 a year!
Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, you can take advantage of a 30% tax credit when you purchase a (qualified model) heat pump water heater. Plus, check out Missoula City & County's joint rebate program.
Heat pumps are far more efficient because they are "heat-movers" rather than "heat-makers;" i.e. they don't spend energy on heat generation. Today's heat pump technology can reduce electricity use for heating water by ~50% compared to electric resistance water heating.
Health and Safety.
Unlike methane gas water heaters, heat pump water heaters don't leak, burn incompletely, emit carbon monoxide, or rely on potentially dangerous faulty gas lines as their energy source.
Heat pump technology is essential to decarbonizing the built environment.
Because heat pumps are electric and don't use fossil-fuel combustion to operate, there are zero on-site greenhouse gas emissions. Choosing a heat pump over traditional systems also makes your home “net zero ready” as our electric grid gets greener, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy like solar and wind.
Key Benefits of heat pump water heaters: