DeWayne Jenkins

Track D: Energy Management 102
Thu/AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Residential, Commercial & Industrial Support Specialist
Alabama Power Company
United States
Heat Pump Water Heater Basics 101

Hybrid water heaters, also called heat pump water heaters, use advanced heating technology to absorb heat in the surrounding air and transfer it into the water. Less energy is used to absorb heat compared to standard water heaters that generate heat and can cut your hot water costs in half. Heat pump water heaters are high performing & efficient, not high maintenance. We will cover the basic operation and application of the energy efficient hybrid/heat pump tank type water heater.

DeWayne Jenkins graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in HVACR Engineering Technology. He worked in the Engineering Department at both the Children’s Hospital of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. He then transitioned to the HVACR Instructor at Bevill State Community College. He then transitioned to Alabama Power Company and has held the following roles: Instructor at the HVAC Training Center, HVAC & Energy Specialist, Commercial & Industrial Account Manager and currently the Residential, Commercial and Industrial Support Specialist.

He has been an active member in ASHRAE since 1998. He has served as a voting member on the ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Committee and a Birmingham ASHRAE Chapter Board Member for the past six years. DeWayne holds the following certifications and license: CEM (Certified Energy Manager), REA (Residential Energy Auditor), HER (Home Energy Rater), IGSHPA Certified, NATE Certified and an Alabama Licensed HACR Contractor.

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