Did you Know?
- There is a $250 rebate on Heat Pump Hot Water tanks through Efficiency Nova Scotia?
- If you are electrically heated and purchase a ductless heat pump at the same time the rebate goes up to $300
- Finance a heat pump hot water tank for 2% through Efficiency Nova Scotia or for up to 10 Years with Nova Scotia Power on-bill financing
- Savings as high as $4,000 over the life of the tank (12 years)
- Dehumidifying of your furnace room/utility closet, where ever the tank is installed
Want to heat all the hot water for your home using up to 62% less energy? You can with a heat pump hot water tank.
Using the same technology as a larger ducted or ductless heat pump unit for your home, these state of the art hot water heaters extract heat from the air around your hot water tank and use it to heat the water inside the tank.
The most popular unit we sell is the Rheem Prestige Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water tank.
By blending heat pump technology and traditional heating elements this hot water tank is able to meet hot water high demand periods (e.g. mornings for multiple showers) while keeping the internal temperature of the tank warm throughout the day using very little electricity.
The Rheem Prestige Heat Pump Hot Water tank includes ecoNet WiFi connected technology for control while your home or away with your smartphone device. You can also set water temperature, adjust heating modes and more from the touch led screen on the front of the tank.
Why Install a Heat Pump Hot Water Tank?
The two types of homes that can most benefit from installing a heat pump hot water tank are:
- Current electric heater hot water homes
- Oil Hot Water Boiler homes
In the first scenario, we swap your current electric hot water tank for a heat pump hot water tank. You’re savings are enjoyed from the lower cost of operation. For maximum return on your investment making this swap when your current tank needs replacing is ideal.
If you have an oil boiler the install is completed by plumbing your residential hot water lines from your current boiler to the new heat pump hot water tank. This generally can save you at least a tank or more of oil per year as your boiler will no longer need to run during the nonwinter months.
The same as a ductless heat pump a heat pump hot water tank will remove humidity from the area it is installed in. While we wouldn’t position these machines as a dehumidifier, they do remove humidity from the area they are installed in. This is usually a furnace room or utility closet.
To remove the humidity that is extracted the system as a drain pipe which is most often led to a floor drain to ensure water drains properly.
Recover Heat Otherwise Lost
If you currently have an oil heating home and your furnace room is generally one of the warmest areas of the home then you’re losing out on that potential heat. What do I mean by that? Well, since most people don’t “hang out” in their furnace room the heat thrown off of the furnace as a by-product of simply heating up is lost. By installing a heat pump hot water tank you can reclaim some of that heat and transfer it into your residential hot water.
Is a Heat Pump Hot Water Tank right For You?
If you’re in need of a new hot water tank or currently have an oil boiler for your hot water and have 4 or more people in your home then this is a worthwhile consideration. You can see savings of $600 to $800 or more per year (depending on your current cost).
To discuss heat pump hot water tanks further please give us a call at (902) 461-0600 or submit the form on this page to request an in-home assessment. There are rebates available or 2% financing through Efficiency Nova Scotia for electrically heated homes, call today to learn more.