Hybrid water heaters combine the elements of both tankless water heaters and conventional water heaters. This type of unit offers homeowners the best of both worlds when reducing energy costs and being energy efficient is important to you. Review the benefits of a hybrid water heater before contacting the professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for advice.
A hybrid unit uses a heat pump to heat water from the ground or air and will use electricity to circulate water. This means that this type of water heater will use up to 60% less energy than a conventional water heater.
Lower Utility Bills
A standard installation will cost a homeowner $2,000 or more based on the price of the water heater. However, the efficiency provided by a hybrid technology may save homeowners up to $700 per year because of decreased energy use. If you have a hybrid unit installed by a plumber in San Antonio, the cost of the installation is easily earned back in a few years.
Water heaters with hybrid technology will last up to 20 years or more, whereas a conventional water heater will only have a 10 to 15 year lifespan. Conventional water heaters also need to be flushed periodically because sediment buildup over time. The smaller tank on a hybrid unit means less sediment because there is much less water being stored in the tank.
If you want to reduce your overall energy use, replacing your old water heater is the best place to start. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to ask any questions about water heaters with hybrid technology.