Hybrid Electric

Looking for an energy-efficient and cost-effective alternative to your traditional electric water heater? Consider switching to a hybrid electric tank style water heater.

KC Water Heaters offers a variety of top-quality Rheem or AO Smith hybrid electric water heaters that use heat pump technology to transfer heat from the surrounding air to heat the water in the tank. This results in significant energy savings of around $400 per year. Although the upfront cost of a heat pump water heater may be higher than traditional electric water heaters, the long-term benefits in terms of energy savings make it a worthwhile investment.

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Federal Rebates for Heat Pump Water Heaters

Starting in 2023, heat pump water heaters that are EnergyStar certified qualify for a rebate of 30% of the total job cost, up to $2,000 back. This means that you not only save money on your energy bills with a hybrid electric water heater but also receive a substantial rebate on your installation costs.

It’s important to note that heat pump water heaters are heavier than standard tank water heaters and typically require 65-80 gallons of tank capacity compared to the standard 50-gallon tank. They may also be more expensive to warranty and have the potential for higher liability during installation. However, our expert plumbers are trained to handle these unique challenges and ensure a seamless installation process.