Hybrid water heaters, transfer heat from the surrounding air to the water stored in the tank. When the demand for hot water increases past the ability of the pump or the ambient temperature surrounding the water heater isn’t adequate, the water heater switches from the pump to the electrical components.
When considering upgrading to an energy efficient hybrid water heater, dimensions of the new water heater need to be considered. Hybrid water heaters are quite a bit larger than their standard electric counterpart. Water heater sizing will be both wider and taller, so tightly confined spaces may not make the hybrid option ideal for some homeowners. If you are considering upgrading to a hybrid water heater call us to schedule a free no-obligation consultation and get all of your questions answered.