The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in cooperation with ECR International and the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (HMRSES), recently announced the start of a pilot program designed to promote the installation of energy-efficient heat pump water heaters.

The primary objective is to have customers install heat pump water heaters when replacing old, inefficient electric water heaters. According to NYSERDA, heat pump water heaters have a superior efficiency rating compared to even new electric units, potentially saving consumers up to 60% on their monthly water heating bill.

— by Greg Mazurkiewicz

Publication date: 09/30/2002