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Smart Hybrid Hot Water Heaters 

Do you have solar PV on your home? A Smart Water Heater or Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters, also known as Hybrid Water Heaters is 4X more energy efficient as a gas fired hot water heater.  If you already are producing your own electricity from your solar PV system then why use natural gas too?  An energy-efficient alternative to traditional electric or gas water heaters, they work by transferring heat from the surrounding air to heat the water, rather than generating heat directly.

Gentec Services can help you make the switch from your old, dirty fossil fuel water heater to our SMART Hybrid Hot water heater.

Gentec Services can offer customers the option to switch to a heat pump water heater by following a few steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Gentec Services can provide an initial consultation to assess the customer’s current water heating system, energy usage, and specific requirements. This allows them to determine if a heat pump water heater is a suitable option for the customer.

  2. Site Evaluation: A representative from Gentec Services can visit the customer’s location to evaluate the site and determine the feasibility of installing a heat pump water heater. They will assess factors such as available space, electrical requirements, and any necessary modifications to the plumbing system.

  3. Recommendation and Proposal: Based on the assessment, Gentec Services will recommend the appropriate heat pump water heater model and provide a detailed proposal. The proposal will include the cost of the equipment, installation, and any necessary upgrades or modifications.

  4. Installation: Once the customer accepts the proposal, Gentec Services will schedule a convenient time for the installation. Their technicians will handle the removal of the existing water heater (if applicable) and install the new heat pump water heater in its place. This process typically involves connecting the unit to the plumbing system and electrical supply.

  5. Testing and Commissioning: After the installation, Gentec Services will test the newly installed heat pump water heater to ensure it is functioning properly. They will check for any leaks, verify the temperature settings, and ensure all connections are secure. They may also provide instructions on how to operate and maintain the system.

  6. Customer Support and Maintenance: Gentec Services can provide ongoing support and maintenance for the heat pump water heater. This may include regular servicing, troubleshooting assistance, and addressing any customer concerns or questions.

Throughout the process, Gentec Services can also educate customers about the benefits of heat pump water heaters, energy-saving practices, and how to optimize the system’s performance.

It’s important to note that the specific process may vary depending on the policies and procedures of Gentec Services or any local regulations. Customers should directly contact Gentec Services to inquire about their specific offerings and procedures for switching to a heat pump water heater.


Here’s how a heat pump hot water heater typically operates:

  1. Heat Collection: The heat pump water heater absorbs heat from the surrounding air. It can extract heat even from cool or cold air, but it works best in moderate to warm climates.

  2. Heat Transfer: The absorbed heat is transferred to a refrigerant circulating within the heat pump system. The refrigerant changes from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure gas as it absorbs the heat.

  3. Heat Compression: The high-pressure refrigerant then passes through a compressor, which increases its temperature further by compressing it. This process requires electricity.

  4. Heat Exchange: The hot refrigerant releases its heat to the water stored in the tank through a heat exchanger. The water absorbs the heat and its temperature increases.

  5. Cooling the Refrigerant: After transferring its heat to the water, the refrigerant cools down and changes back to a low-pressure gas.

  6. Repeating the Cycle: The refrigerant, now in a low-pressure state, goes through an expansion valve and returns to the heat collection stage to start the cycle again.


Heat pump hot water heaters have several advantages:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Heat pump water heaters are significantly more energy-efficient than traditional water heaters. They can produce up to three times more energy than they consume.

  2. Cost Savings: Due to their energy efficiency, heat pump water heaters can lead to lower energy bills over time. Although they may have a higher upfront cost, the savings in energy costs can offset this in the long run.

  3. Environmental Friendliness: By using the heat in the surrounding air, rather than relying on fossil fuels, heat pump water heaters reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a greener environment.

  4. Versatility: Heat pump water heaters can be used in various settings, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and even swimming pools.

However, it’s worth noting that heat pump water heaters may not be suitable for all climates. In colder regions, where the ambient air temperature drops significantly, their performance may be reduced. Additionally, they may require more space for installation compared to traditional water heaters.

Before purchasing a heat pump hot water heater, it’s advisable to consider factors such as the local climate, available space, and energy requirements to ensure it’s a suitable choice for your specific needs.

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