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October 25, 2023

As of February 6, 2024, single family market rate heat pump water heater incentives are fully reserved for electric investor-owned utility (IOU) customers in PG&E and SMUD service areas.

Heat pumps have been making waves here in California. Known for their all-electric operation, heat pumps offer efficient heating and cooling–but they can heat your water as well. Heat pump water heaters offer a safer and more energy efficient alternative to water heating, which means they’re also eligible for incentives.  

Starting now, homeowners throughout Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties can claim heat pump water heater rebates from TECH Clean California. These rebates can help make heat pump water heater installation more affordable, so you can enjoy the benefits and take one step closer to your home electrification goals. 

How Heat Pump Water Heaters Work 

Utilizing the same technology as an air source heat pump or ductless mini split, heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat instead of creating it. They pull heat from the surrounding air and transfer it into the water storage tank, making them up to 3 times more efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters, according to the Department of Energy.

Heat pump water heaters come with several benefits, including:

  • Energy-saving efficiency
  • Combustion-free & safer operation
  • Long lifespan of up to 15 years
  • Eligible for incentives 

TECH Clean Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates

TECH Clean California has partnered with The Switch is On to create several rebate programs that help Californians convert to electric-powered homes, which will soon be required for the entire state. The new heat pump water heater rebate program applies to ENERGY STAR certified and/or Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) Tier 3 rated models, and the Hassler team can help you find the right one for your home. 

The total rebate amount you will receive from TECH Clean California will depend on your current water heating system and can be claimed for all California residents, regardless of your utility company. The heat pump water heater rebates include:

  • $1,000 for electric-to-electric heat pump water heater upgrades
  • $3,800 for gas-to-electric water heating conversions

TECH Clean California Rebates Can Be Combined With Other Incentives

One of the best parts about TECH Clean heat pump water heater rebates is they can be combined with other local and federal incentives, such as:

Trust Hassler For All Your Home Performance Needs

Heat pumps and heat pump water heaters will play a large role over the coming years as electrification becomes a necessity in California, and our team is here to help make the process easy for you. Our years of experience and highly-trained team have built us a reputation throughout the East Bay as a qualified HVAC and home performance contractor. Give us a call today and experience The Hassler Difference.

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