Did you know that the average household spends about 20% of its energy dollars on heating water? This is why it is so important to choose the water heater that best meets the needs of your family.
And let’s face it. You can’t truly enjoy home comfort unless you have a dependable supply of hot water. It’s a must-have, from showering and bathing to cooking to washing clothes and dishes and so much more.
But every home is different. And so is every homeowner. One customer may want the latest cutting-edge water heating solution, while another might prefer a tried-and-true storage-tank unit. Needham Oil Complete Heating and Cooling offers you options—but, no matter which type of water heater you choose, you can trust us to install it properly. Our water heater equipment experts can explain your options and help you chose the right one for your home.
One of the most popular options these days are hybrid water heaters, also known as heat pump water heaters. This type of unis uses electricity to move heat from one place to another, as opposed to generating its own heat like a traditional electric water heater.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this makes hybrid water heaters about two to three times more efficient than your standard type of electric water heater. This is because an electric heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to the water in an enclosed tank.
Heat pump water heaters are often referred to as hybrid water heaters because, during periods of high hot water use, they can switch to standard electric resistance heat automatically. You also have options to control water use. You can use your unit’s control panel to set the water heater to various settings, including hybrid mode. If you don’t want it to switch over automatically, simply set it to the regular heat pump mode.
Many control panels have multiple settings and modes to maximize energy savings. For instance, let’s say multiple members of your family are showering at the same time in different bathrooms and you’re also operating your dishwasher at the same time. In this situation, you can easily switch your control to high-demand or hybrid mode to ensure your hot water demand is being met. The hybrid mode is the most energy efficient mode for daily use.
No matter which type of water heater you choose, you can have confidence that the certified and experienced Needham technician who arrives at your home to install your new water heater has been thoroughly trained to do the job. We install all types of water heaters throughout the year, so not only does our team have vast experience but we know how to handle any situation that might arise in a typical installation job.
Every water heater we install is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, and we stand behind our installations with a 100%-satisfaction guarantee. Whether you want to replace your old water heater now, need some maintenance or non-emergency repair, or simply want to learn more for future reference, contact us today and one of our water heater equipment experts will be happy to help.
To request a free estimate on a new water heater in Needham, Newton, Framingham, Wellesley, Dover and nearby areas in Norfolk and Middlesex Counties, in Massachusetts, please email us or call our office at 781-400-7334.