Intro to Heat Pump Water Heaters

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by A. O. Smith
Presented by Isaac Wilson

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the various components of a heat pump system.
  2. Describe the basic processes and underlying heat transfer principles that occur in a heat pump system.
  3. Explain the pros and cons of heat pump water heaters.
  4. Explain the factors involved when considering a heat pump water heater for an application.


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Heat pump technology is the most innovative, efficient solution to meet the ever challenging goals of reducing energy usage and emissions. This educational presentation provides an introduction to the design of heat pump water heaters and their applications. The presentation will review the basics of heat pump technology, how the various types of HPWHs are designed and provide insight into the pertinent details of applications and sizing. Participants will learn the key factors to consider when designing a domestic hot water system utilizing heat pump water heaters.

Isaac Wilson has been working in water heating technology for 2 years with A.O. Smith. He is currently the National Specialty Commercial Manager and manages the Sales Application Engineering Team. He has taught numerous educational courses over his career and brings a wealth of knowledge in both product/system design and application engineering to this session. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville in May 2012.


A. O. Smith A. O. Smith’s selection of residential and commercial water heaters, boilers, and storage tanks is unmatched for quality and diversity. Anywhere hot water is needed, A. O. Smith can provide an energy-efficient solution with maximum value during and for years after installation. And, A. O. Smith stands behind its products and its customers with world-class service, combining cutting-edge technology with committed people who take pride in being the very best.


Originally published in October 2020