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Main Que: How does a hybrid water heater work?

  • Category: General FAQs On Electric Water Heaters
  • Query By: FRANCES PHILLIPS (Quincy, MA)
  • Date: 01/11/2014

Answer: "A hybrid water heater is a water heating system that integrates technology traits from both the tank-type water heaters and the tankless water heaters.[5] The hybrid water heater maintains water pressure and consistent supply of hot water across multiple hot water applications, and like its tankless cousins, the hybrid is efficient and can supply a continuous flow of hot water on demand.[6] The hybrid approach is designed to eliminate general shortcomings of other technologies. For example, hybrids are activated by either thermostat (similar to tanked) or flow (similar to tankless). Hybrids have small storage tanks that temper incoming cold water. This means hybrids only have to increase water temperature from warm to hot as opposed to tankless which has to raise completely cold water to hot. The defining characteristics of a ""hybrid water heater"" are: A combination of water flow of tank and efficiency of tankless of water heater Built-in small storage water reservoir as part of heat exchanger (typically between two gallons to 20 gallons) Dual activation: flow sensing and thermostat control Hybrid water heaters can be gas-fired (natural gas or propane), or be electrically powered using a combination of heat pump and conventional electric heating element. "

  • Replied By: BEN VEGA (Apple Valley, CA)
  • Replied Date: 01/15/2014