It’s officially summertime, and many of the calls we get are from folks who can figure out why their basements are so hot and humid.
If you’re running a dehumidifier daily because the ducts in your basement have started to sweat like a soda can on a hot day, it’s time to consider an upgrade to your water heater.
What’s the connection?
The moisture in your basement is likely caused when the cold hair from your HVAC system meets the warm temperatures of a hot summer day.
A hybrid electric heat pump water heater can do the work of reducing the hot and sticky feel of your basement without the additional energy costs of running dehumidifiers.
How does it work?
A hybrid electric heat pump water heater works by capturing the moisture in a room and using it to heat the water you use for day-to-day chores and activities in your household.
The heater pulls air from the nearby environment through an evaporator. The refrigerant in the evaporator absorbs the heat in the air before it moves through a compressor which raises the temperature and pressure. And then finally, it moves through something called a condenser coil and transfers the heat to the water in the tank.
Not only does the hybrid electric heat pump water heater run with greater energy efficiency than other types of water heaters, but it also eliminates the need to run energy-eating fans and dehumidifiers at all.
And, If your water heater is 8-10 years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it anyway. Hybrid heat pump water heaters can be 55 percent or more energy-efficient than the electric water heater you may currently have.
And, when you schedule a Home Energy Audit with Home Energy Hero, our team will educate you on the best option for your home and introduce you to special rebates available for purchasing these types of water heaters. Contact us today to learn more!