Get pumped for a heat pump water heater!
Most existing homes in the San Francisco Bay Area have water heaters that run on natural gas. Gas water heaters are typically a home’s single biggest source of emissions that are damaging to air quality and the environment. Silicon Valley Clean Energy is offering rebates to our single-family and multi-family household customers to upgrade their water heaters to be clean and electric.
What is so special about a Heat Pump Water Heater?
Typical water heaters burn fossil fuels to warm water – but that is old news. Heat Pump Water Heaters move heat from one place to another to warm water. Why is that so cool (pun intended)? By moving existing heat, Heat Pump Water Heaters use clean electricity and are highly efficient, instead of burning natural gas, which pollutes homes and the environment.
As a customer of Silicon Valley Clean Energy, your new heat pump water heater will provide hot water to your sinks, showers and washing machines using electricity from carbon-free sources. Overall, this technology saves energy, improves safety and adds comfort!
The SVCE Heat Pump Water Heater page has expired. If you’re still interested in Heat Pump Water Heater appliances, you can find new rebates at our FutureFit Homes Program page
Find a Contractor and Learn About Best Practices
The Buyers Guide and contractor lists can help you get started on your water heater home upgrade. While SVCE does not maintain a preferred contractor list, you may find contractors who participated in SVCE’s heat pump water heater pilot program within the Reservation Tracker below and contractors from other regional programs.
– Energy Star – energystar.gov/products/water_heaters/heat_pump_water_heaters
– California Air Resources Board – arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/combustf.htm
– Contractors State License Board – cslb.ca.gov