Install a heat pump water heaterand reduce water heating energy up to 70% using the commercial heat pump water heater specification
The Food Service team developed a Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Specification that can be used to reduce water heating energy by 70%.
An older, electric resistance water heater (operated in a building with a hot water demand of 500 gallons a day) can cost more than $3,500 each year in electricity costs. A new heat pump water heater built to the specification would use 70% less energy and could save $12,500 over 5 years. If all commercial electric storage water heaters in the United States were replaced, businesses would save 15 terawatt-hours (TWh) of energy, or about $1.5 billion in energy costs, per year. Members looking to purchase efficient gas water heaters may wish to procure products that meet the Federal Energy Management Program's efficiency requirements.
- Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Specification
- Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Calculator
- ENERGY STAR Water Heater Market Profile
- Building Technologies Office Commercial Water Heater website
- American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Water Heat Efficiency Review 2011
- Energy Savings Potential and RD&D Opportunities for Commercial Building Appliances