What is a Hybrid Water Heater?
Hybrid water heaters are the perfect example of modern technology and combine tankless technology and tank type in one unit. With these units, you get the best of both worlds. Homeowners get continual hot water and can use multiple hot water appliances at the same time. Simply put, these water heater units deliver optimal performance with positive attributes from both types of heaters.
For decades, consumers had only the option of a standard tank type unit. Hot water was delivered, but these units could not provide continuous hot water for high demand. Even when tankless units were introduced on the market, they failed to provide continual hot water when multiple appliances were running. When multiple appliances are running with a hybrid heater, you will not see any changes or spikes in the water temperature. You get peak demand capacity. Hybrid units are the ideal solution. They are also a good choice for homeowners with larger homes and multiple bathrooms, high hot water usage habits and multiple family members. Family members can take back-to-back showers without running out of hot water.
Efficiency and Cost of Hybrid Units
The efficiency of hybrid units is the energy factor (EF) rating. This rating indicates how efficiently the unit heats water and the heat loss during standby. Since these units have no storage capacity, there is no standby heat loss. Gas heaters typically have EF rating from 0.5 to 0.7. The electric models range from 0.75 to 0.95. The higher the EF rating, the higher the unit’s energy efficiency.
Natural gas units that heat with a low fire burner are usually the most economical. Electric units use two heating elements and can cost up to three times to heat the same amount of water as natural gas units. In rural areas, propane is generally less than the cost of electricity. With hybrid units, you can save up to 20 percent on water-heating bills.
HVAC Products and Services at Custom Air in Lakewood Ranch, FL
For many years, Custom Air has been providing HVAC services for residents and businesses in the Lakewood Ranch, FL area. We are well-known for our competitive prices, A+ customer service and high quality workmanship. From the installation of energy efficient systems and HVAC repair to regular maintenance and seasonal tune-ups, we do it all. In addition to offering fair prices, we also offer Internet coupons for savings. Be sure to visit our website for the latest offerings.
If you’re ready to upgrade your HVAC system, you’ll find that we carry and install top brands for hybrid water heaters, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, air conditioners and hybrid systems. All of our high quality products are equipped with advanced technology for energy efficiency and ultimate indoor comfort. They also come with great warranties, and our installations are 100 percent guaranteed. For your convenience, we also offer free in-home quotes. We’re the experts to turn to for service and satisfaction.