While not available until later in 2009, heat pump water heaters promise huge energy savings to those who can wait. Begin planning now for your next water heater purchase and enjoy all these benefits:
Big savings. ENERGY STAR qualified heat pump water heaters can save the average household almost $300 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater. That's enough money to go on a weekend getaway every year. Larger families — that typically use more hot water — will save even more!
A smart investment. While a qualified heat pump water heater costs more upfront, the savings will pay back the difference in about three years. Replace your aging electric water heater before it fails, and start enjoying the savings right away.
A purchase that protects the environment. If everyone buying an electric water heater this year chose an ENERGY STAR qualified heat pump model instead of a standard model, we would avoid 19.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. That's the equivalent of taking 1.6 million cars off the road.