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HYBRID WATER HEATERS: PROS AND CONS

Are you looking for a new heater? There are many options, but homeowners are increasingly considering hybrid heat-pump water heaters instead of the gas-powered ones. Be sure to consider the pros and cons before you make the leap.

Pros

Hybrid water heaters draw heat from the air, using it to heat the storage tank. The electric-powered heating coils only turn on when the ambient heat is insufficient to heat the water. This type of water heater has the lowest operating costs. These savings can increase if you live in a warm area and place your heater in an area with high heat, such as your garage or attic. If you live in a hot climate with high electric rates, your hybrid water heater can be paid for in less than four years. You can save even more with tax incentives or rebates.

Cons

A hybrid water heater will cost you more upfront than other types of heaters. Current average prices are around $1,200-1,400. You may also need to spend more money on installation. Hybrid water heaters can be taller than others and have a different pipe layout than traditional water heaters. These factors may mean you will need to reconfigure your water heater storage space before installing. You should also remember that hybrid water heaters must be surrounded with at least 1,000 cubic feet of air to function properly. If your water heater is located in a closet, you might need to locate a different location. Hybrid water heaters must have their air filters cleaned on a regular basis to ensure maximum efficiency.

This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for water heaters in Saint Petersburg FL then look no further because we got you covered!

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