Heat pump water heater (HPWH)2021-04-16T10:40:57-07:00
Heat pump water heater (HPWH)
Residential methane gas use (California Residential Appliance Saturation Study – 2009)
If you’re planning to transition to a clean energy home, your water heater is a great place to start. At least 40% of the methane gas used by homes is for heating water.
Heat pump water heaters are clean, safe and all-electric. Peninsula Clean Energy is partnering with the Bay Area wide BayREN Home+ program to offer additional rebates for installing Heat Pump Water Heaters for San Mateo County residents.
A qualified contractor can evaluate your home and help you understand factors that may affect the ease and cost of installation, including:
Electrical: You may need changes or upgrades to your panel. You may also need electrical wiring to the point of installation. Rebates can help offset some of the costs!
Location: HPWHs typically have larger space requirements than a methane gas storage water heater. HPWHs are best suited for installation in a garage, but may be installed in a closet if it is properly ventilated and sound-proofed. Modifications to the existing location or relocation may be needed.
See below for rebates and next steps for a Heat Pump Water Heaterfor your home.
At least three times more efficient than methane gas water heaters
No gas combustion emissions or hazards
Heat Pump Water Heaters powered by Peninsula Clean Energy use carbon-free electricity
Heat Pump Water Heaters can operate during power outages with solar + battery backup
Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates
Heat Pump Water Heater*
Peninsula Clean Energy
Replace methane gas water heater (any size)
Replace electric resistance water heater (>60 gals size)
Additional Bonus Incentives
Electrical panel upgrade to 100 amps
Electrical Panel Upgrade up to 200 amps OR addition of sub-panel for up to 200 amps existing panel size
*Heat pumps must have UEF of 3.1 or greater
**Combined rebates are not to exceed project costs
***Available until 9/30/2021 ****California Alternative Rates for Energy Program / Family Electric Rate Assistance Program
For San Mateo County residents
All installations must be completed on or after Jan 01, 2021
Must use a BayREN Participating Contractor (see table)
Your BayREN Participating Contractor will submit the rebate application for you and will make sure that all available incentives are applied.
BayREN Home Energy Advisors are available to assist the customer throughout the process.
Peninsula Clean Energy does not benefit from the use of these links or selection of any contractor appearing here. Further, Peninsula Clean Energy does not guarantee the quality of work of contractors on this list.