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Heat Pump Water Heaters in Staten Island, NY
You may be familiar with heat pumps as home comfort systems because you’re already using one in your home. But have you considered how the heat pump might also be used to heat up water for use around a house? The technology already exists and is growing in popularity, especially for homes that lack connection to a natural gas line and must rely on an electrically-powered water heater.
If you’re interested in a heat pump water heater installation for your home, or you already have one and it needs repairs or maintenance, Scaran is the contractor on your side. We’ve served Staten Island, NY and its neighbors since 1930, which means we’ve seen new technology develop over almost nine decades. We stay current with the latest developments, and our technicians have the experience and tools to provide complete customer satisfaction on any job. Contact us for your local heat pump water heater needs.
What Does a Heat Pump Water Heater Do?
Let’s start with the heat pump itself. It works by circulating refrigerant between two sets of coils, condensing the refrigerant in one set of coils to release heat and evaporating it in the other coil to absorb heat. As a comfort system, a heat pump absorbs and releases heat from the air, either bringing the heat indoors in winter or removing it to the outdoors during summer.
Now, think of a heat pump attached to a storage tank water heater. One coil absorbs heat from the air around the water heater unit. The other coil releases the heat from the refrigerant into a heat exchanger attached to the water heater, and the heat is then applied to the water stored in the tank. Presto: the water is heated not through electrical resistance heating or the power of gas burners, but by moving heat from outside the water heater and putting it inside the water heater’s tank.
Reasons to Consider a Heat Pump Water Heater
An advantage that a heat pump has as a home heating system compared to an electric furnace is that it consumes less electricity to move heat rather than create it with electrical resistance. The same principle applies to the heat pump water heater. If you live in a house that doesn’t have natural gas power, a heat pump water heater will reduce your water heating costs significantly compared to a standard electric water heater.
You may even wish to consider a heat pump water heater if you use natural gas in your home because of safety concerns. If you’re worried about using natural gas because of potential CO hazards, a heat pump water heater can alleviate this because it creates almost no emissions at all.
Heat Pump Water Heater Service for Staten Island, NY
When Scaran first started in business in 1930, coal was the basis for most home heating systems, including water heaters. With each new development in water heating technology, we’ve stayed up–to–date in order to offer our customers the best set of choices and the finest professional repair and maintenance service. From installation of a new heat pump water heater to helping a malfunctioning one get back to work, you’ll have a hard time finding better people for the job in Staten Island, NY or the surrounding areas.