Implementing Heat Pumps Water Heaters in Replacement Scenarios: Why They Make Sense
This course explores the value proposition of heat pump water heaters as replacements in retrofit situations. We’ll examine heat pump water heater retrofits through the lens of first costs, operating costs, as well how operational costs can be minimized through the additional integration of heat pump water heater load shifting and PG&E time-of-Use rate plans. Discussion will center around identifying prime customer candidates for HPWHs, as well as identifying key locations for their installation in the home. Finally, we’ll address common misperceptions, concerns, and objections that homeowners and contractors may have about this technology.
This course is part of a 4 class training series outlining cost comparisons, efficiencies, and overcoming installation challenges when retrofitting with electric heat pumps for space and water heating, including fuel switching scenarios.