Heat Pump Water Heaters Installation & Replacement2024-06-12T19:13:56+00:00

High-Efficiency Heat Pump Water Heater Installation

Good for your wallet and the planet, too!

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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.

Heat Pump Water Heater Installation & Replacement

Whether you want to invest in a hybrid water heater installation or you think your unit needs a repair, Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters is ready to provide your solutions. Our technicians provide efficient services for homeowners in Tri-Valley and surrounding areas.

Your Trusted Water Heater Company

Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters is a leading choice for water heater and plumbing services. With experience since 2005, our company is the team you can count on to ensure you have a reliable hot water supply.

Our technicians are highly trained and prepared to resolve any issue. With a commitment to quality and fast turnaround times, we’ve earned thousands of glowing reviews. Check out our client testimonials to see what locals say about our services!

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Benefits of Heat Pump Water Heaters

Hybrid water heaters, also called heat pump water heaters, use electricity to transfer heat from one place to another. These units are a popular choice for homeowners because they provide the following:

Energy Efficiency

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, 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.

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.

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.

Personal Environment Impact of Installing a Heat Pump Water Heater

Replacing your traditional gas water heater with a high-efficiency heat pump water heater reduces your emissions by 15.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the typical life span of a hybrid water heater.

That’s equivalent to:

Planting 258 more trees

That’s like planting your very own small forest!

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Driving 40,705 Fewer Miles

That’s like driving from New York to San Francisco 13 times!

Installing 592 LED lights

That’s like replacing all the incandescent lightbulbs in the houses on your block!

Tax Rebate Opportunities

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.

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.

Our Heat Pump Water Heater Services

At Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters, we know hot water is essential for a comfortable and clean environment. We’re dedicated to ensuring your water heater operates in top condition.

Whether you just bought a home or you’re looking to make some upgrades, we’re the dependable team you can trust to handle all your hybrid water heater needs. We provide:


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.

Converting from a standard system to a hybrid system does include some one-time adjustments to your supply lines and venting. Our professionals use the best techniques and state-of-the-art tools to get the job done properly.

We install Bradford White and Rheem hybrid water heaters, which are both known for their unmatched quality and longevity. After completing your high-efficiency water heater installation, our technicians clean up and properly recycle your old unit for you.

Note: The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board has voted to ban the sale and installation of gas water heaters for residential use in California, starting in 2027. If you invested in a gas heat pump water installation before then, this change won’t affect you. You can continue to operate your unit and have preventive maintenance or repairs completed as needed.


All water heaters will eventually age and show signs of wear and tear. If you find your unit having issues frequently, we can provide a hybrid water heater replacement on a quick timeline. We operate trucks fully equipped with supplies, which allows us to get the job done quickly. Enjoy resuming your daily routine as soon as possible!

Additional Services

Want peace of mind knowing you’re protecting your investment? Our professionals can provide preventive maintenance for your hybrid water heater. When you reach out to us, we can arrange a time to conduct a free inspection of your unit.

If we notice any potential issues, we will inform you and discuss your service options. We have the expertise to diagnose issues and provide the heat pump water heater repairs or replacements you need right away. It’s best to complete necessary improvements and upgrades sooner rather than later to save money and protect your property in the long run.

Contact Our Team to Schedule a Service Today

Need repairs or a heat pump water heater replacement? Let the experts at Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters handle your water heater services. We’re confident in our high-quality work and provide you with workmanship warranties.

Contact our team and ask for a free quote today!

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Contact Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters Today for More Information

If you need an assessment, a repair or a replacement water heater, it’s best to schedule reliable service immediately before the problem worsens and becomes more costly. Our experienced technicians are happy to evaluate your unit, make recommendations for improvement and provide you with a free estimate. Contact us online or call 925-492-7672 today to get started.


“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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