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The Location of Your Hybrid Water Heater Matters

A hybrid water heater's ability to produce hot water rests on its surroundings. When it lives in a location that's too cold, you'll notice problems with your hot water.

Check Your Hybrid Water Heater

Heat pump water heaters take heat from the air and transfer it into your water. If the unit is in a cool space, like a garage or a cold basement, there's less heat to pull in, so it will have to work harder to heat water to the set temperature.

The more hot water you use, the harder it will be for the water heater to keep up. Moving the water heater into a warmer space will help it keep up with your household needs.

How to check your hybrid water heater's location

  • You'll want to check the area around the hybrid hot water heater to see if it's cool.

    Place a thermometer in the center of the room. It's important to set the thermometer on an elevated surface (no less than two feet from the ground) so the floor doesn't affect the termperature.

  • Wait five minutes and then check the temperature. This gives the thermometer time to adjust to the room.

    Anything below 45°F will make it hard for your water heater to pump heat from the air.

    Most hybrid heaters operate properly between 45°F and 120°F, although the closer the temperature is to 65°F, the more efficient it will be.

If a poorly located hybrid water heater can't explain your hot water issues, consider some other reasons why you might be experiencing no hot water.

What to Do if Your Hybrid Water Heater Is in a Bad Location

You'll need to move your water heater to a warmer area, and you should get a technician's help with that. After you've relocated the water heater, you'll find your able to use water more efficiently, which means you'll also save money.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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