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New Technology - Heat Pump Water Heaters


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By John Tomlinson, Oak Ridge National Laboratories

Why do we need new water heater technology?id="size4">

  • Water heating accounts for 17% of the energy used in a typical household.
  • Conventional electric resistance water heaters have just about reached their efficiency limit, at 95% efficiency.
  • New technologies, not just improvements to existing ones, are needed.
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