With the discussion about electrification becoming more and more prevalent, we are getting an abundance of calls about converting over to what is termed a hybrid water heater. So, what exactly is this new technology about?
Hybrid water heaters are a super high efficient electric heater that generates hot water for about 1/3 of the cost of a conventional electric water heater. In actuality, hybrids use about the same energy as a 100 watt incandescent light bulb. It does this using heat pump technology. Hybrid tanks pull heat energy from the air around them making them one of the most energy efficient heaters available. Hybrids deliver more hot water faster than typical standard electric heaters. Everything is included in one package and the tank will fit virtually anywhere a standard electric or gas tank will fit. Installing a hybrid tank is as easy as any other water heater installation. No venting of flue products is necessary through the sidewall or chimney so they can be installed almost anywhere.
These tanks are not only packed with features that help keep energy bills as low as possible but also include the following features:
Substantial federal tax credits of 30% of the installed cost up to $2,000.00. The dates for this credit are from 1/1/2023 through 12/31/2032
A LeakGuard system that detects water leaks from the tank and automatically shuts off the water to the tank. Maximum leakage before detection is only about 20 oz. in less than 15 seconds. An audible alarm will warn you if a leak has been detected as well.
Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows you to monitor and control your tank from your smartphone with a free app.
You can view weekly, monthly and yearly usage reports on your phone to help you better manage and control your costs.
Five different operation modes such as vacation, high demand, energy saver, electric or heat pump modes allow you to tailor your usage to your lifestyle.
Your technician can view diagnostic and trouble codes right at the heater or via the app for ease of service should trouble arise.
Tanks are available in sizes to fit any home or lifestyle including 40, 50, 65 and even 80 gallon capacities.
Ten-Year limited tank and parts warranty is standard.
Installed costs are about twice the cost of a standard electric tank but with the features you get standard, tax credits and energy savings, hybrid tanks easily pay for themselves in a short amount of time.