October 19, 2017
Gas and Electric Water Heaters Supply Facilities Maintenance
So we’re gonna size it the same way so we want to have as much dump load as possible for peak demand yeah you were talking about this is a little bit slower recovery though and then a standard electric water that’s a little bit slower and that’s the trade-off with the efficiency but the same way that we would size an electric water heater we’ve got those long periods of time in between where we’re gonna recover so it’s not as critical for quick recovery okay and I know this has a fan on it and I know that it does make noise this is the quietest heat pump water heater on the market absolutely we’ve got the Cuates it’s 51 DBA okay 51 DBA and we looked at what 51 DBA was and it was actually the the sound of a quiet suburban neighborhood so as my boss Henry James says this water heater is as quiet as the the quiet suburban neighborhood you’re putting it in absolutely it does make a little bit of noise.
It’s got a compressor it’s got a fan so even though it is quiet it shouldn’t give you a whole lot of issues as far as noise you don’t want to put in the baby’s nursery or someplace that’s gonna be adjacent where that noise might transfer and be inconvenient all right now I know you got 3d you know a few different settings here let’s talk about the settings you know you got efficiency hybrid electric and vacation what does it come ship that well we come shipped in the hybrid mode and what that means is that we’re going to rely heavily on the heat pump up top okay for most of our heating but if we need quicker recovery if we start to drop that tank temperature we have the option of bringing on the electric element with the heat pumps to boost our recovery okay.
So if you’re in a situation such as like you know family over or during Christmas the holidays you can run into a situation where you need more water so it will actually use the heat pump and the the electric elements in the hybrid mode yeah if we’re marginally over what we might normally see this is a good feature that will give you that hot water sacrifice it’s a little bit of efficiency and bringing the elements on but it gives you the hot water when you need it okay let’s talk about efficiency mode and and and what is it efficiency mode just runs the heat pump section to provide efficient really efficient heating okay all right and and then that’s just on the heat pump side now on the electric obvious it’s gonna be your electric heating elements now if I if I put it on electric and say I’m in a situation where you know I’ve got family over and I need the extra boost so I put in an electric motor.
I’m getting the benefits of that if I forget about it is it gonna stay in electric mode it’s not so we we know that this is a water heater that you purchased this hopefully for the efficiency or maybe with NECA one of the benefits is the efficiency so you’re not going to get that just running in electric but you might like you said if you have company over you need more hot water everybody’s trying to take showers on Christmas morning so what it will do is after 48 hours it will automatically switch back into that hybrid mode which is the best mixture of efficiency and giving you the the maximum recovery all right that’s great now vacation obviously it’s just gonna you’re gonna set it and go on vacation and leave it there obviously you can program this for the vacation setting for the number of days that you’re gonna be gone okay so then it’ll pop back on there on to hybrid mode when you get back yeah so if you know that you’re gonna be going for 14 days you tell you’re gonna be going for 14 days you don’t have to get that rude awakening when you get up the next morning and getting that shower for work and you’ve got cold water this will automatically kick back into the hybrid go ahead and heat that tank up for all right great all right.
So if I am you know if I come to that situation where I have to have a different technology I mean this is a great option as a homeowner what do I need to have in order to have a hybrid heat well the key to the efficiency is is having the heat in the air around us so we want to have enough volume of air so we recommend 700 cubic feet as a minimum okay now we can go down to 128 cubic feet if we make accommodations like a louvered door or louvers that are gonna exchange air with another part of the home so that we can provide that heat into the air all right and and so I got to have enough air for there for the the heat pump to work properly now what about water is there anything I need to worry about on that well we’ve got a hot in the cold there’s nothing has changed there okay but it isn’t air conditioning is a byproduct of the heat pump so in air conditioning we’re going to condense water so we do have condensation so we’re gonna pipe that condensate to an approved drain or maybe to a condensate pump so that we can get it up and it’s not flooding okay well what about maintenance on this um is there anything that we need to keep in mind I mean obviously you’ve got a filter here we’re gonna want to vacuum that from time to time maintenance this thing is really maintenance-free really about every three months.
When a vacuum this filter now if we’re in a dusty environment or there’s a lot of lint maybe in a laundry room that might collect up here we might do it more often but that’s really all the maintenance that we need to do yeah and you might want to check the condensate condensate lines for blockages from time to time you know just as as needed probably whenever you go ahead and and clean that off but it’s a great option it’s a it’s an option that if you’re in that situation where you need a new water heater and that naked three water heater doesn’t fit or we don’t manufacture it anymore you know you can look at going with a heat pump and you know it’s it’s gonna save you money because you know the energy factor rating on this is the three point two four two four which is extremely high you’re looking at three times the savings you know seventy one percent over a standard conventional electric water heater it’s a great option but what we’re gonna do now is we’re gonna go over to the the the gas products.