Heat Pump Water Heaters Installation & Repair2024-02-26T19:55:26+00:00

High-Efficiency Heat Pump Water Heater Installation

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Heat Pump & Hybrid Water Heater Services in Livermore, CA

Heat pump water heaters (also called hybrid water heaters) offer Livermore homeowners the opportunity to save significantly on their energy bills and reduce their home’s carbon footprint without switching to a tankless water heater.

The team at Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters is proud to be known as the water heater services provider that homeowners can depend on for high-quality heat pump water heater installation and repair.

Schedule a heat pump water heater installation today when you call (925) 438-6326.

Are Heat Pump Water Heaters Better for the Environment?

Because heat pump water heaters use such a small amount of electricity to heat water in the storage tank, they don’t produce as many carbon dioxide emissions as traditional water heaters do.

They’re very energy-efficient, just like tankless water heaters, so a heat pump water heater is an excellent choice for homeowners who care about the environment and want to reduce the pollutants their home puts into the air.

How Do Heat Pump Water Heaters Work?

Heat pump water heaters transfer heat from the surrounding air and use it to heat water in a storage tank. This is much more energy-efficient than standard water heaters, which generate heat using heating elements.

The results are impressive: Heat pump water heaters are 2 to 4 times more efficient than traditional models, including both electric and gas-powered water heaters.

Save Money With California Rebates for Heat Pump & Hybrid Water Heaters

High-efficiency hybrids are a better way to heat water for sure, but their sticker price is higher. If installation of a standard tank system costs around $2,000, converting to a hybrid system can cost closer to $6,000. However, if you have a standard tank-style water heater and you convert to a High Efficiency Hybrid Water Heater, you could qualify for as much as $4,000 in immediate rebates and ongoing energy savings every year.

After applying energy rebates available to California residents, the cost to install a heat pump water heater is about the same as a standard gas water heater. Plus, these units are so efficient that you can save on monthly costs. And, you’ll be doing your part to help the planet! There’s never been a better time to install an energy-efficient heat pump water heater in your home.

Request more information about potential heat pump water heater installation rebates when you call (925) 438-6326.

Why Should I Switch to a High Efficiency Hybrid Water Heater?

Immediate Cash Back in the Form of Rebates

The conversion from a typical tank to a hybrid system costs around $6,000. However, there are currently $4,000* in rebates available to homeowners in the Tri-Valley area. This could make your cost to put in a new hybrid system essentially the same as a standard tank water heater.

Rebates are available whether your current system is gas or electric, though in differing amounts. Most of our customers receive at least $3,000 in rebates, but we can answer questions about what amount your home is eligible for!

Are you thinking, “I hate filling out rebate paperwork! It’s always complicated?” You’ll be happy to know that we fill out all the paperwork for you. We took something complicated and made it easy!

Ongoing Savings

Once installed, a hybrid system operates at a lower cost than a standard system. A Tri-Valley family of 4 that replaces a natural gas water heater can expect to see annual savings of $180.

A family switching from an electric water heater could save up to  2,960 kWh/year. Since Tri-Valley electric rates are higher than the national average, a hybrid system will really decrease your monthly bill!

Since hybrid systems last an average of 10 years, you’ve got a long time to experience those monthly savings on your utility bills.

Bonus: If you have solar power as part of your home’s energy profile, it can be connected to your hybrid water heater. The heat pump plus solar would reduce your monthly utility costs even further.

Environmental Benefits

So many environmental problems seem large and out of our control. However, switching your water heater is a remarkably easy step you can take. Heating water accounts for 20% of the energy consumed by U.S. households — more than cooking and refrigeration combined. Because most of the heating in a High Efficiency Hybrid Water Heater is accomplished by the heat pump — without relying solely on natural gas or electricity — these systems can be two to four times more energy efficient than your current standard system.

Switching from a gas-powered system eliminates the pollution caused by burning non-renewable fossil fuels. Switching from an all electric system reduces your daily draw on the power grid, helping to keep it stable and prices in check. The clean air and climate-change mitigation properties of High Efficiency Hybrid Water Heaters are significant. Every system installed improves the environment today and gets California closer to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045.

When Can I Switch to a Heat Pump Water Heater?

You don’t have to wait until your current water heater system fails to make the switch to a hybrid water heater. In fact, we’d encourage you not to wait for a failure.

Switching to a high-efficiency system now means you can:

  • Take advantage of the current rebates
  • Start saving every month on your utility bill
  • Emit less CO2 and decrease your use of non-renewable energy
  • Experience less inconvenience while the conversion is made

Converting from a standard system to a hybrid system does include some one-time adjustments to your supply lines and venting. We handle all of these steps as part of your installation. But it’s not always a same-day job. We have an efficient process to make it all happen, but it’s less disruptive to plan the switch in advance than it is to wait until you’re unexpectedly without hot water and our teams are busy with pre-scheduled work.

We Make Upgrading to a High-Efficiency Hybrid Water Heater Easy

At Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters, we specialize in flawless heat pump water heater installation, so you can depend on us to make the process easy. We’ll recommend the best models and sizes that fit your home’s needs from a selection of high-quality Bradford White heat pump water heaters.

If you need heat pump water heater repairs, our team is ready to help. We service all makes and models, so there’s no repair problem that our expert plumbers can’t solve.

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Up to $4,000 in Rebates

After rebates, the total cost will be about the same as a standard gas water heater. We even fill out all the rebate paperwork for you.

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Monthly Savings

If you’re replacing a natural gas water heater, you can expect to save $180 every year (for a family of four). If you’re switching from electric, the savings are even higher.

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Good for the Planet

Switching to a heat pump system means you immediately reduce the pollution created by burning fossil fuels and reduce the strain on the electric grid.


“From my perspective, Barnett did a seamless and carefree installation of a new hybrid (heat-pump/electric) water heater for me today. They were very professional, and both the estimator and installer were willing and able to answer my questions, and both were quite friendly. I also especially like the fact that they are going to handle all the paperwork for the extensive rebates that my system qualifies for right now.”

— Doug M.

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Switch to a High-Efficiency Heat Pump Water Heater From Barnett Plumbing

1. Call (925) 438-6326.

We’ll answer your questions about the system and the rebates.

2. Schedule your installation.

We’ll assess your setup and install your system so you don’t have to go a day without hot water. We’ll even fill out all the rebate paperwork for you.

3. Save money every month.

Open your next utility bill and enjoy paying less while enjoying your hot water and helping the planet. It’s a win-win!

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Heat Pump Water Heaters FAQs

The optimal location for a heat pump water heater is in the garage. They can be installed pretty much anywhere there’s space, but the installation can be quite invasive if the water heater isn’t in the garage.

Whether you have a gas or electric system, a heat pump water heater is a great option. Either way, you’ll save money, but in different ways. If your current system is gas, you’ll get more rebate money.

If your current system is electric, you won’t get as much rebate money, but you won’t have to spend extra running a new electrical line. Whether you have gas or electric, you’ll save on your energy bill every month if you switch to a hybrid water heater.

People with solar power are excellent candidates for a heat pump water heater. Having solar is the best way to maximize your savings.

Since a hybrid water heater is electric and not gas, it produces zero greenhouse gas emissions. These water heaters are also the most efficient units on the market. They use less electricity and put less strain on the electrical grid than any other water heating option.

Many factors determine how much you’ll save. The bigger your household, and the more you use your water heater, the more you’ll save each month. If you have solar power, the savings increase dramatically.

No. The most popular water heater brands, such as Bradford White, are built with a heat pump inside the unit. This is why the optimal location for installation is in the garage, with plenty of ventilation.

You can always switch to a heat pump water heater down the road, but the rebates are here for a limited time. It’s never too early to save money on your monthly energy bill.

The average life span is 10 to 12 years, which is relatively similar to any other water heater on the market. However, a hybrid water heater comes with a 10-year warranty standard, four years longer than a standard gas water heater.

Installing a heat pump water heater at your home is still a good option, even if your home is on liquid propane. The rebate amount will be less since homeowners must have gas and electricity from their utility company to receive the total amount.

Yes. It may not be obvious, but many contractors use these terms interchangeably.

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Phil Barnett

Here’s my personal promise to you: When you call or schedule an on-site estimate, there will be no pressure. No obligation. We will not sell you a water heater you don’t need or want.

Thanks for letting us be your trusted plumber.

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