Many homeowners use heat pumps to heat and cool their homes. Heat pumps, which don’t produce heat, but instead use electricity to move it from one place to another, function like a refrigerator in reverse. What alot of people don’t know is that the heat that they move can also be used to heat water at the same time, making them up to two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric water heaters.
While heat pump water heater systems typically have higher initial costs than conventional water heaters, their operating costs tend to be a lot lower, which can offset their higher purchase and installation prices. ENERGY STAR qualified heat pump water heaters can save the average household almost $300 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater. The payback period is around 3 years as well.
Contact us today to let the experts at EDGE Energy guide you through the process of evaluating your hot water needs to determine if a heat pump water heater will be both effective and cost efficient for your home.
EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!
Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.
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