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Understanding the Basics About Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs)

technician repairing heat pump water heater

Did you know you can use the same heat pump technology that keeps your home warm in winter to heat your water? Here’s what you need to know about this game-changing technology.


How a Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) Works

Unlike traditional tankless water heaters that use resistive heating elements, heat pump water heaters utilize a refrigeration cycle to capture and transfer heat from one location to another. In air-source heat pump water heaters, the refrigerant absorbs heat from ambient air. This heated refrigerant is then compressed, raising its temperature. Finally, the captured heat is then transferred to the water. Ground-source HPWHs extract heat from the earth by following a similar process.


Available Configurations

When it comes to configuration, heat pump water heaters come in different shapes and sizes. A floor-standing heat pump water heater is compact. This makes it ideal for homes with limited space. 


Benefits of a Heat Pump Water Heater

Here are three good reasons to make the switch to a heat pump water heater:


  1. They’re energy efficient. By using electricity to move heat instead of burning fossil fuels, HPWHs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This makes them an excellent choice for anyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint and help the environment.  

  2. They’re cost-effective. Even considering their higher initial price, heat pump water heaters can be more cost-effective in milder climates than conventional electric storage tank heaters.  

  3. They’re quiet. Heat pump water heaters are quieter than traditional water heaters. This is because they don’t have to generate heat directly. If you’re tired of hearing your old water heater rumble and creak, a HPWH might be the right choice.


At Aire One Heating & Cooling KW, we sell heat pump water heaters from Rheem, a trusted name in heating and cooling. Rheem’s heat pump water heaters are the most recent generation of air-to-water heat transfer technology, ensuring the highest levels of energy efficiency.


Heat Pump Water Heater Sales and Service in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and Stratford

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat the water in your home, a heat pump water heater may be just what you need. At Aire One Heating & Cooling KW, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you choose a suitable model and provide installation, repair and maintenance services. We also carry tankless water heaters.


Contact us today for more information on our products and services. We offer protection plans to keep your heat pump water heater in top form.


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