Hybrid Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Installations & Service

Hybrid Water Heater Installations and Repair.

Looking for an energy-efficient solution for hot water in your home? A heat pump water heater may be the answer. A heat pump operates similarly to a standard air conditioner or refrigerator, using electricity to move heat from one place to another rather than generating heat directly. This means it uses much less energy compared to traditional electric or gas water heaters. At A.J. LeBlanc Heating, we specialize in the installation and service of heat pump water heaters, also known as hybrid water heaters. Looking to upgrade from your old hot water tank? Let our experienced technicians help you explore your options and make the switch to a heat pump system. Contact us today for more information.

Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters

Understanding heat pump water heaters

Understanding Heat Pumps

A ‘heat pump’ is a device that moves heat from one place to another; it works much like an air conditioner or a refrigerator. While a refrigerator moves heat from your fridge to your kitchen, a heat pump water heater (HPWH) moves heat from your home into the hot water tank. When operating a HPWH will dehumidify and air condition your basement.

State Energy Star heat pump water heater installation

Hybrid Water Heaters

Hybrid water heaters utilize both a heat pump and electric coils to heat your homes water. Hybrid heat pump water heaters can run in strictly heat pump mode, strictly electric mode or a combination of both. When in hybrid mode a heat pump water heater will automatically cycle between the electric coils and heat pump coils.

Hybrid water heater cost savings, rebates and tax credits

Regional Cost Savings

The greatest savings and quickest payback will occur in regions where the average temperatures are colder (i.e. NH). Operating five months out of the year in the heat pump mode where electricity rates are two to three times higher will yield more savings than operating 10 months in the heat pump mode where electricity rates are lower.

Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater Savings

Water heaters account for 14% to 25% of the total energy consumed in a typical home today. On average, they use more energy than a household’s refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer combined. Hybrid heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are designed to dramatically decrease the cost of operation. In fact, a heat pump water heater can translate into quite significant savings for the homeowner over the course of its lifespan. Just how significant? With up to a 2.75 Energy Factor (EF) rating (compared to an average .87−.92 EF rating of a standard electric model), these innovative water heaters can cut annual operating costs by more than half.

Tankless water heater efficiency

Ideal Heat Pump Water Heater Locations

A heat pump removes heat from ambient air. Hence there must be a considerable volume of air available; most heat pump manufacturers recommend about 750 ft3. Hybrid heat pump water heaters often require larger clearances from walls so that air can circulate properly, and they are often taller and heavier than standard water heaters. Most closets – even closets with louvered doors – are not appropriate for hybrid heat pump water heaters.

Hybrid Water Heater Operating Modes

Various operating modes allow homeowners to choose the mode that best matches their lifestyle and adapt as their needs change.

  • Efficiency Mode: The most energy-efficient setting works by extracting warmth from the surrounding air, concentrating the heat and transferring it to the water. From an efficiency stand point heat pump mode should not be used when the surrounding air is below 50°F.
  • Hybrid Mode: This mode uses the heat pump for efficiency, but will use the element for quick recovery following increased hot water usage.
  • Electric Mode: In Electric Mode, the unit operates as an electric water heater, utilizing the elements only for conditions when limited ambient heat is available.
  • Vacation Mode: One touch operation maintains tank temperature at 60°F (15.6°C) during vacation or extended absence to reduce operating costs and provide freeze protection.

Major Water Heater Brands

Rinnai boiler and on-demand water heater installer

Rinnai Tankless

The innovative design behind Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters provides hot water only when you need it, which saves on your energy bill. What’s more, you get an endless supply of hot water and endless comfort. A gas tankless water heater is an efficient appliance that uses a heat exchanger to heat water only when it’s needed, which can help you save up to 40% on your energy bill. Call or email us today for a free Rinnai tankless water heater quote.

  • Rinnai Tankless Water Heater
  • Rinnai On-Demand Water Heater
  • Rinnai Gas Water Heater
  • Rinnai Wall Hung Water Heater
  • Rinnai Efficiency Water Heater
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State water heater certified installer

State Water Heaters

When it comes to building durability into a product, nobody does it like State. In fact, State tested its water heaters in some of the most hostile environments and under the toughest conditions to make sure they last longer and provide many more years of service. State's components are manufactured to stricter standards and they have developed enamels that flex with extremes of water temperatures to ensure a longer product life.

  • State Electric Water Heater
  • State Power Vented Water Heater
  • State Direct Vent Water Heater
  • State Gas Water Heater
  • State Heat Pump Water Heater
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Bradford White water heater and boiler installer

Bradford White

Bradford White offers a wide array of both natural gas and LP gas powered water heaters for residential and commercial use. They also have electric water heaters available. These durable water heaters provide years of dependable service and are designed to give you more hot water for the money. Our plumbers are Bradford White water heater experts. We install all types of Bradford White hot water tanks. Call us today for a free quote.

  • Electric Water Heater
  • Power Vented Water Heater
  • Direct Vent Water Heater
  • Gas Water Heater
  • Heat Pump Water Heater
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A.O. Smith water heater installer

A.O. Smith

Everybody loves a hot shower. We all appreciate the convenience of clean clothes and dishes. What is more enjoyable than a relaxing dip in a hot tub or whirlpool? There’s nothing like hot water, and one company has been delivering the world’s hot water for more than 70 years . . . A. O. Smith.

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  • A.O. Smith Gas Water Heater
  • A.O. Smith Heat Pump Water Heater
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HTP and Superstor Water heaters

HTP SuperStor

A.J. LeBlanc Heating specializes in the installation of HTP's Superstor indirect water storage tanks. By working with A.J. LeBlanc Heating, you can rest assured that you're receiving the optimal installation or servicing of your Superstor. A.J. LeBlanc Heating will ensure your tank is operating efficiently.

  • Superstor Indirect Tank
  • Indirect Hot Water Tank
  • Boiler Hot Water Tank
  • Boiler Water Heater
  • Hot Water Tank
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Navien Certified Installer

Navien Tankless

Why choose a Navien Condensing Tankless Water Heater? In a word: Efficiency. You see, Navien utilizes "condensing technology," giving their Water Heaters a 0.97 Energy Factor. Knocking the competition out of the water, these extremely efficient water heaters will provide extra savings for you and your family.

  • Navien Tankless Water Heater
  • Navien On-Demand Water Heater
  • Navien Gas Water Heater
  • Navien Wall Hung Water Heater
  • Navien Efficiency Water Heater
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A.J. LeBlanc Heating Inc

Address: 45 South River Road Bedford, NH 03110


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