Hybrid Hot Water Heaters: What You Should Know

July 3, 2024

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Not all hot water heaters are made the same. While the majority of hot water heaters can go straight into your scrap metal, some of the newer ones have a heat pump. These are usually called hybrid hot water heaters.

These hybrid hot water heaters have a condenser (like an air conditioner) that makes it more energy efficient. BUT these also contain refrigerant and should be placed with your other items like refrigerators and air conditioners so it can be properly drained.  In some cases, these contain more refrigerant than a refrigerator!

HINT: The easiest way to tell is to look for the fan at the top. If it has a fan, then it has a heat pump!