Heat Pump Water Heaters

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What better way to efficiently heat the water you need than by utilizing heat that already exists in your home? A heat pump water heater does just that. 

According to the EPA, water heating accounts for 18% of a home’s energy use, on average. Heat pump water heaters are two to three times more efficient than traditional gas water heaters, and by making the switch, you can reduce your home’s overall energy usage. 

The Clean Energy Connection makes it easy to find a contractor for your heat pump water heater installation. Our free directory connects homeowners with licensed and vetted clean energy contractors in California. 

How Heat Pump Water Heaters Work 

Utilizing the same technology as a heat pump HVAC system, heat pump water heaters extract heat from the surrounding air to heat water in your home. Because they move heat rather than create it, these innovative systems use significantly less energy compared to traditional water heaters. 

Benefits of Heat Pump Water Heaters  

Reducing our reliance on natural gas and other fossil fuels for residential energy is a large part of meeting California's decarbonization goals. By switching to a heat pump water heater, you are doing your part to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

But the benefits don’t end there. Heat pump water heaters have a long list of advantages over traditional gas water heaters, including: 

Ideal for California's Climate

Our mild winters and Mediterranean summers naturally supply plenty of dry, ambient heat that allows heat pump water heaters to operate at peak performance. 

Safer Choice for Water Heating

Since heat pump water heaters don’t use fossil fuel combustion to create heat, there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or other toxic emissions in your home. 

Long Lifespan

Traditional water heaters generally only last 8-12 years, while a heat pump water heater can last up to 15 years with proper maintenance.

Superior Efficiency

Because of their superior energy efficiency, heat pump water heaters can reduce your energy costs and save you money. 

Positive Environmental Impact

Heat pump water heaters are all electric and can run on renewable energy, making them a great option for houses with solar panels

Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates & Incentives 

Heat pump water heaters qualify for energy efficiency rebates and federal tax credits to make your installation more affordable. 

  • TECH Clean California heat pump water heater rebates start at $3,100, with bonus rebates available for large tank sizes and related electrical work*. TECH Clean California rebates can be combined with rebates from your local utility company, like PG&E or SMUD. When combined, these incentives can add up to a free heat pump water heater for your home!
  • The Energy Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credit will lower your federal tax liability by 30% of the total cost of your heat pump water heater installation, up to $2,000. 

When you find a contractor through the Clean Energy Connection, they will help determine your eligibility for rebates to maximize your savings. 

*Offers are subject to change or cancellation. Visit TECH Clean California for up-to-date rebate & incentive amounts.

Find the Right Contractor with the Clean Energy Connection

You can maximize efficiency and energy savings and ensure long-lasting operation by choosing the right contractor to help you select and install a new heat pump water heater. 

Every contractor listed in the Clean Energy Connection has undergone an extensive vetting process to ensure they provide high-quality work & excellent customer service. By utilizing our exclusive directory, you’ll get peace of mind knowing that you’ve found a contractor with clean energy experience and an exceptional track record for your California home. 

Find a contractor you can trust with the Clean Energy Connection.