Coconut Creek, FL, February 26, 2010 – According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), heating water is the second largest energy user in your home. The problem with standard tank water heaters is that they are inefficient by nature. They store water in a tank and constantly have to reheat this water to maintain its temperature for when you need it. New technology in the industry now offers a heat pump water heater that actually extracts heat from the warm air around it and introduces it back into the water. It uses warm ambient air temperatures to do most of the work, which makes it a very efficient way to heat water. Heat pump water heaters allow a homeowner to lower utility costs, reduce energy usage and reduce a family’s carbon footprint.
Local company, Lindstrom Plumbing’s General Manager, Joe Canosa says, “A heat pump water heater is a great way for homeowners to cut costs. We are happy to introduce the new Rheem Heat Pump water heater to our customers – the most energy efficient electric water heater on the market today. The average annual operating costs for this new technology will be between $225 and $280, which is roughly half that of even the most efficient standard electric water heater on the market today.”
Instead of heating stored water directly with a conventional electric element or with a burner, as in the case of a gas unit, the Rheem heat pump water heater actually transfers available heat from the ambient air, intensifies this heat and transfers it into the water. Because it utilizes this heat pump technology, the Rheem heat pump water heater has an Energy Factor (EF) of 2.0, which is more than twice the energy efficiency of a standard electric storage heater. What this means to homeowners, is that this water heater will produce the same amount of hot water a standard electric heat pump can, but uses the half energy to do so at about half the cost.
The Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater also meets all of the new ENERGY STAR and federal tax credit criteria for a heat pump water heater category, making it eligible for the current federal tax credit of 30% (up to $1500) for the cost of installation. Homeowners will not only save money over the life of this product, but can also make money back on the installation of this product.
The Rheem Heat Pump water heater can help families become more “green”, while decreasing energy usage and saving on monthly utility bills.
Canosa states, “It’s a win-win situation for both the homeowner and our environment!”
Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Lindstrom Air Conditioning was founded by Carl Lindstrom in 1975 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Since 1975, Lindstrom has evolved into one of Florida's oldest and most trusted service companies with more than 150 team members. Lindstrom is proud of their tradition of excellence serving homeowners and businesses in Florida. Lindstrom is committed to investing the time and resources needed to improve the quality of life for the residents and businesses in the Southeast Florida area.