Heat-pump water heater in Canada?
I live in Nova Scotia in zone 6B. We’re thinking of installing a heat pump hot water heater (my husband would do it himself) and not sure of how efficient it would be. We just bought the house, and the inspector told us (he used an infrared camera) that the house is well insulated. It was a Kent Home built in 1986; a split entry. We are going to have someone install a mini-split ductless heat pump in the living room upstairs. The rest of the house is heated by baseboard heaters. We pay 14.8 cents per kwh (no time of day billing). There are 5 of us (me, my husband, 6-year-old, 4-year-old and a 3-month-old baby), and I stay at home with the kids (permanently; we homeschool). It’s also very humid here, especially during the summer. We have times with 100% humidity.
No matter what, we need to replace the hot water tank, because it’s as old as the house.
Would it be a good idea to install? Would it save us a lot of money, even during the winter?
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