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Hybrid Water Heaters

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, a hybrid water heater, or heat pump water heater is a practical choice. They take less energy to move heat around, so they’re energy-efficient. They can reduce your carbon footprint, and you don’t need a gas line to install one.

How do Heat Pump Water Heaters Work?

Like other hot water heaters, a heat pump water heater also stores water in a tank and heats it. However, they don’t generate heat using electricity or fuel. Instead, heat pump water heaters transfer energy from the ambient air in order to heat the water that is then distributed to your home.

Another way to describe this process is like a refrigerator but in reverse. The fundamental principle is the same used in the air conditioner that cools your home or your vehicle—but in reverse. You may have also heard of a heat pump, which is an HVAC system that can both cool and warm a home.

Heat Pump Water Heater Maintenance

Hybrid water heaters are known for their long lifespans, but this will only be true for you if you have your appliance maintained regularly. This includes:

  • Flushing the water heater every 6 to 12 months
  • Cleaning  the filter every few months
  • Cleaning the condensate drain yearlyl
  • checking the temperature-pressure relief value yearly

Heat Pump Water Heater Repair

With regular maintenance, it is unlikely that you should ever require hybrid water heater repair. But if you ever do, our team is here. Our plumbers will arrive in a prompt manner and with all the tools and other resources needed to complete the job. We will diagnose the issue and discuss it with you, and when you are ready to proceed, we will have your unit fixed and working like new again.

Heat Pump Water Heater Installation

Your hot water heater keeps your laundry room, dishwasher, showers, and sinks supplied with hot water when you need it. If you’re considering a hybrid water heater for your home, contact Forbes Plumbing. We’ve been providing reliable plumbing services to customers throughout the Salem and Dallas OR area for years. Our skilled and licensed plumbers will help you determine if this type of water heater is ideal for your property and install it for you properly. Contact us today to get started!

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