What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?
I'm planning to convert my house to all electric energy. Do you recommend tankless water heater or a water heater tank? What is the best brand for water heater? Highest quality and lowest maintenance. Any tips or recommendations for the best quality water heater?
Heat Pump Water Heaters take in warm air from your home to generate hot water. Whether you power them with electricity of gas, how efficient they are really depends on how you heat your home. Where is your home located? Are you switching your heat to electric as well? And how clean is the electricity in the grid where you are? Heat pumps are a very efficient way to generate heat and can save money, but there are subtleties that will determine if its really a wise investment for you that will offer a reasonable return on investment time period. Read more here about the hybrid heat pump water heater we installed to help achieve LEED V4 Platimum in a demonstration home –
Air to air heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tandem
As for tankless heaters, they can sometimes be beneficial but they have draw backs, you can read about the pros and cons here –
Are tankless on-demand water heaters a good idea?
Once you get through those articles you should have a better idea of how much sense they make, we can help you further from there, and also check out our buying guide to find the best heat pumps here .