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Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters


Questions?

Email our energy experts at ems.answers@eweb.org or call 541-685-7088 for more information and to get started.
For all loan specific questions, email ems.loans@eweb.org or call 541-685-7318.

Want hot water at a lower cost? 

Consider a heat pump water heater. They use heat pump technology by moving heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly.  This makes them two to three times more efficient compared to conventional electric resistance water heaters. A super-efficient Heat Pump Water Heater can reduce energy waste and hot water costs by up to 50 percent.

All EWEB electric customers may be eligible for a rebate to install a new heat pump water heater. 

Things to consider when installing a heat pump water heater

Heat pump water heaters can be installed in a variety of locations, including a garage, utility room or basement. Please consider the following when seeing if a heat pump water heater is right for you.

  • Sound. Heat pump water heaters generate sounds similar to the background noise from a portable fan (around 45 decibels).
  • Cool air. While in operation, heat pump water heaters release cool, dry air into the surrounding space. Ducting can be used to exhaust the air to the outside. 
  • Space. Heat pump water heaters typically need around 1,000 cubic feet (10'x10'x10') of air-flow around them to operate properly. Some manufacturers may require less air-flow and units can also be installed in smaller areas if ducting or other air-flow strategies are used.
  • Size/height. Heat pump water heaters may be slightly larger (60" plus in height) than standard water heaters. Also, some units may be required to have additional top clearance by the manufacturer.
  • Condensate. Heat pump water heaters can release condensate. It is important to drain any condensate via a sloped drainage system, a condensate pump, or connect to a plumbing drain. 





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Check out ideas for saving water inside and outside of your home. You can also take advantage of our rebates for sprinkler timers and high efficiency toilets.