How Do Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Tank Water Heaters Work?
As the most efficient tank water heater available, hybrid heat pump water heaters are designed to use your home's electricity alongside heat pump technology. State's hybrid heat pumps offer Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) ratings up to 3.45, which means they are ENERGY STAR® Certified.
At the top of the hybrid electric heat pump tank water heater unit, a fan draws in air from the surrounding space through an evaporator. After absorbing heat from the air, refrigerant in the evaporator runs through a compressor to raise temperature and pressure. The heated refrigerant goes through the condenser coil around the tank, transferring heat to the water. Instead of relying on electricity or gas to heat the water directly, State hybrid heat pump water heaters use the heat already available within your home to heat your water.