Author: Joe Wachunas

Heat pump sales continue to grow over gas furnaces. Image courtesy of Electrify Now

The US Saw Record Percentages Of Heat Pump & Electric Water Heater Sales In 2023

The “Electrify Everything” movement is full steam ahead in American homes, according to the latest data from AHRI which tracks annual shipments of furnaces, heat pumps, and water heaters. Heat pumps for space heating and electric water heaters have set new records, and gas equipment continued to decline as a … [continued]

Yes, these water heaters plug into a standard 120V outlet. Image courtesy of A. O. Smith.

A. O. Smith’s New 120V Heat Pump Water Heater Allows You To Plug It Into…

A. O. Smith just released a 120V plug-in heat pump water heater (HPWH), which is the second model to arrive on the mass market (the first to market, Rheem, I reviewed here). It is an exciting product with some innovative designs that allows many households to more easily replace their … [continued]

Small EV Charging. Photo by Cynthia Shahan | CleanTechnica.

Heat Pump Water Heater Sales in 2022 Signal a Decisive Shift in Water Heating Trends

Celebrate Heat Pump Water Heater Day — October 25! Energy-efficient water heating took significant strides in 2022, according to the latest data released by ENERGY STAR. Sales of heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) grew 26% last year, while sales of gas water heaters declined by 17%, underlining a clear shift in the U.S. … [continued]

Central heat pump water heater being installed at an affordable housing location called Bayview Tower in Seattle. Image courtesy of Blue Fern Productions and Bonneville Power Administration.

Central Heat Pump Water Heaters Are A Crucial Technology To Decarbonize Multi-Family & Commercial Buildings

Water heating uses a lot of energy, and consequently costs a lot of money and creates a lot of pollution. The heat pump water heater is the silver bullet to these water heating problems. It’s efficient, saves money, reduces or eliminates air pollution, and it delivers hot water with faster … [continued]