What Is a Hybrid Water Heater?

The "hybrid" part of a hybrid water heater is that is combines elements of a storage water heater and a tankless water heater. It uses both an available supply of hot water and heating elements that heat water one demand.

Here are the basics of how it works: When a hot water tap comes in the house, there is already a small tank filled with warm water that can immediately respond. But at the same time, a pump turns on and starts to draws the cooler water at the bottom of the tank into a tankless heating unit that heats it up. This water is then sent to the top of the tank to replenish the supply. This heating process stops when the hot water tap is shut down, although the tankless unit continues to work while it still has water to heat up. In this way, a hybrid water heater quickly replenishes the supply tank, making a great match of the advantages of a tankless and a storage water heater.

The Advantages of Installing a Hybrid Water Heater

Storage water heaters and tankless water heaters have benefits and drawbacks, and a hybrid helps to minimize both by melding their best features together:

  • Like a storage water heater... a hybrid has water already heated that can be pumped directly to taps. This means there is no long delay waiting for water to arrive as there often is with a tankless water heater. This is more convenient and wastes far less water.
  • Like a tankless water heater... a hybrid consumes a lower amount of energy because it does not use constant power to keep the water in the tank heated. Hybrids also have longer lifespans and they will not run out of their hot water supply because it is replenished as it is used.

We Also Offer Hybrid Water Heater Repair and Maintenance

Our technicians handle any repairs and regular maintenance that you may require for a hybrid water heater. If you notice a decline in the volume of hot water or other trouble, call our technicians and let us take care of it. Make sure to schedule an annual visit from our maintenance technicians for your hybrid to see that it reaches its full potential lifespan. Custom Comfort ClimateCare is here to see that you have a quality water heater in your home in Barrie.