TECH Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates

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October 23, 2023

Many homeowners know about heat pumps because of their superior energy efficiency and ability to heat and cool your home—but heat pumps can do more than that. Heat pumps can also be used to heat water, either as a stand-alone water heating system or in tandem with a traditional storage tank water heating system. 

Heat pump water heaters utilize the same high-performance technology as heat pump heating and cooling systems (by moving heat instead of creating it), which means they can help you decrease your energy usage. Since heat pump water heaters are so efficient, they also qualify for several incentives, including the rebates from TECH Clean California, which are launching October 30th.  

Keep reading to learn more about heat pump water heaters and the TECH Clean California heat pump water heater rebate program* that can help make your installation from Brower Mechanical more affordable.

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

Why Upgrade to a Heat Pump Water Heater?

California has the ideal climate for a heat pump to operate at peak efficiency. Our mild winters and Mediterranean summers in the Rocklin area provide plenty of ambient heat for a heat pump water heater to draw from in order to bring you reliable hot water any time of the year. 

Here are just a few of the many benefits of heat pump water heaters: 

  • Safer alternative to water heating

  • High efficiency to save energy

  • Longer lifespan than traditional systems of up to 15 years

  • Eligible for rebates and incentives, like TECH Clean California rebates

TECH Clean California Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates

TECH Clean California has partnered with The Switch is On to educate homeowners throughout the state about the benefits of low-emission homes and motivate them to convert to electric-powered home systems with generous rebate programs. 

The total rebate amount is dependent on your area and the equipment you are upgrading in an existing home. TECH Clean California rebates for heat pump water heaters are currently available for SoCal Gas customers, but they will expand statewide this fall. These rebates include:

  • $1,000 for electric-to-electric heat pump water heater upgrades

  • $3,100 for gas-to-electric water heating conversions

All heat pump water heaters must be ENERGY STAR certified and/or meet Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) Tier 3 rating. Homeowners must also work with a qualified participating contractor, like Brower Mechanical, for installation.

Additional Heat Pump Water Heater Incentives

The best thing about the TECH Clean rebate program is that its incentives can be combined with other rebates and tax credits. For SMUD and Roseville Electric customers, you could save up to 100% on your water heater replacement!

Other heat pump water heater incentives include:

  • Up to $3,000 in rebates for NEEA Tier 3 or higher heat pump water heaters available to SMUD customers.

  • Up to $2,000 in heat pump water heater tax credits through the Inflation Reduction Act. Heat pump water heaters must be ENERGY STAR certified and the tax credit will reduce your federal tax liability by 30% of the total cost of installation, up to $2,000.

  • Rebates up to $500 through the Golden State Rebate Program for replacing a standard electric water heater.

  • For SMUD and Roseville Electric customers, save up to 100% off their water heater replacement when combining TECH rebates and other local incentives. 

Brower Mechanical: Your Local TECH Clean California Contractor

At Brower Mechanical, your comfort and energy efficiency are our top priorities. Our team can not only help you find the best heat pump water heater for your home’s needs, but we can also help you maximize your savings. Brower Mechanical stays up to date on current incentives and the qualification process for them. Are you ready for a new, reliable water heating system in your Sacramento area home?

Save with heat pump water heater rebates. Call 916-624-0808 or contact us online to schedule your in-home consultation today.

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