Hybrid Water Heaters Save Energy
When most people hear the term “heat pump,” they think of heating and air conditioning units. Many people do not realize that you can also use a heat pump system to heat the water in your home. You can have a stand-alone system to heat your water or one that is integrated into your HVAC system. Heat pumps are very efficient systems and have low running costs. Homeowners that install a heat pump water heater should experience an increase in efficiency and a decrease in energy costs quickly. Contact Gold Star today to learn how you can better heat your home.
What is a Heat Pump Water Heater?
Heat pumps do not heat the water in their tanks directly like a standard tank water heater. They work by transferring heat from the air into the water to create hot water. The system is very similar to how a refrigerator transfers energy to keep things cold. These systems are very efficient at what they do and are very inexpensive to operate. Because of this, they are increasing in popularity. If you have questions about a heat pump system, or you are interested in installing one of these systems into your home, call Gold Star today at 1-302-485-1649.
Is a Heat Pump Water Heater Right for Me?
Most homeowners will benefit from installing a heat pump water heating system. These highly efficient systems can save you money each month on your utility bills. However, for the best results, you must have the right-sized system installed in your home. Gold Star will perform a home evaluation before installing any heat pump system. We will look at the size of your home and the needs of your family for hot water. Once this has been calculated, the right-sized pump can be installed. Installing one too large would have higher costs, and one too small could leave you without hot water when you need it most.
Heat Pump Water Heater Installation & Replacement
If you need to have your water heater replaced, or if you are interested in changing your system to a new system like a heat pump water heater, you can count on Gold Star. Gold Star uses top-grade systems that are the right size for your home. Your regular tank water heater has a life span of about ten years. After this point, your water heater becomes less effective, costs more to use, and is at higher risk for leaks and system failures. Replacing your water heater at this time will also help you save money by investing in a more energy-efficient system.
Water Heater Repair & Maintenance
Gold Star understands the frustration that homeowners experience when they realize they have no hot water. Gold Star is here to help. Our certified plumbers will come to your home and evaluate the problem. All of our service vehicles are stocked with the most common replacement parts. If a repair is feasible, we will make the repair right then. If your tank cannot be repaired, our techs will provide you with options for a new system.
Other Types of Water Heaters We Service
In addition to servicing heat pump systems, Gold Star also offers service and maintenance on standard tank water heaters and tankless or on-demand water heating systems. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the Gold Star maintenance plan that covers regular maintenance on these systems. A system that is working well will cost less to run and will have a longer life span. Our maintenance program quickly pays for itself.
Tank water heaters are your most common type of water heating system. These systems have a tank that holds between 20 and 120 gallons of water. The water is heated by electricity or natural gas and is kept at a specific temperature until used. When water is used, the tank refills with cold water, and the heating element turns on to heat the new water to the desired temperature. These systems last an average of 10 years with proper maintenance.
Tankless water heaters are systems that heat water on demand. When the hot water is turned on, the water moves through the system and heats it instantly. There are no tanks involved. These systems are much smaller and cost less to use than your standard heater. The system costs more to install but saves money each month in heating costs. The average lifespan ranges between 10 and 20 years, depending on maintenance.
Choose Gold Star for Your Heat Pump Water Heater
Gold Star is here to help homeowners in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. If you are looking for a heat pump water heater, need service or repairs, or want to ensure the efficiency and longevity of your units with a maintenance plan, we are your service provider. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and encourage you to call 1-302-485-1649 or schedule an appointment when you need help with your water heater.