Heat pumps

Heat pumps

Heat-pump water heaters are a winner for the climate — and your wallet

The tech costs more than conventional options upfront, but federal tax credits, new 120V models and strong savings have made them more appealing than ever.

By Alison F. Takemura  . 

cutout of top half of a heat-pump water heater, a metal cylinder, against colored background with words 'Electrified Life'
Meet the heat-pump water heater. (Binh Nguyen/Canary Media; Energy Vanguard)