A sink full of soapy water to do the dishes. A relaxing shower after a long day. A load of grass-stained soccer gear for tomorrow’s game. For all of these normal household chores — and many more — we rely on a steady supply of hot water. And it costs us. Water heaters are one of your home’s biggest power eaters. The energy-saving, cost-cutting solution: hybrid water heaters.
The water heater that’s tucked away in your garage or basement plays a not-so-hidden role on your utility bill. An electric model accounts for up to 18% of your household energy costs, and while gas units are more efficient, they, too, draw constant power to supply your home with hot water.
Instead of generating heat directly, hybrid water heaters use the heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to the tank. This delivers a steady supply, any time of day, while ensuring your unit is not working hard to keep hot water coming out of the tap.
During those times when there is a peak in usage (e.g. morning showers, evening baths, etc.), hybrid water heaters can be set to automatically switch over to electric resistance heat. This allows them to meet increased demand — so you get that hot shower you want.
Ready to increase efficiency and lower your utility bills? Give us a call to learn more about hybrid water heaters. Iredell County’s most trusted plumbers are here to help your home work smarter — not harder.