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Benefits of a Water heater heat pump.
Instead of using electricity directly to heat water, a heat pump water heater uses electricity to move heat from one place to another--in this case, from the surrounding air where the unit is located into the water. This is done by circulating a special “refrigerant” fluid that can be alternately evaporated into a gas and condensed into a liquid by changing its pressure.
Surrounding air is drawn into the heat pump where the heat in that air vaporizes refrigerant in the “evaporator,” releasing cooler air into the room. The refrigerant vapor is then pumped through a “compressor” where it condenses back into liquid form and releases its stored heat into the water.
The benefit of a heat pump water heater is that you get at least twice as much hot water from each kilowatt-hour of electricity consumed as you get from a standard electric water heater. The Energy Factors of these units range from 2.0 to 2.5--meaning that they are, effectively, 200% to 250% efficient at converting electricity into heat. With new Energy Star standards for water heaters now in effect, among electric water heaters only heat-pump models make the grade.
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