Heat Pump Water Heaters
Heat pump water heaters are designed to provide the same hot water homeowners are accustomed to, but require only about half the energy to produce it. For example, based on the same standard tank water heater that uses approximately 4,800 kWh per year, a heat pump water heater is designed to:
- Consume up to 62% less energy than a standard electric water heater
- Result in energy savings of $320 per year
*Based on DOE test procedure and comparison of a 50-gallon standard electric tank water heater using 4,881 kwh per year versus the heat pump water heater using 1,856 kwh per year.
How It Works
Heat pump water heaters combine energy-saving heating technology with traditional electric heating systems used in most standard water heaters on the market today without sacrificing the amount of hot water they can deliver.
This hybrid technology is designed to absorb heat in ambient air and transfer it into the water. Since it requires much less energy to absorb and transfer heat than it does to generate it – as a standard electric water heater would – a heat pump water heater provides the same amount of hot water while using less energy.
Now available through your local electric cooperative or by calling 1-800-451-8061 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
Arkansas Energy Office Rebate Information: www.arkansasenergy.org