Switch From a Gas Water Heater to an Electric Heat Pump

Are you looking for ways to save money on your utility bills, improve indoor air quality, or make your home more eco-friendly? Consider replacing your gas furnace or water heater with a heat pump HVAC or water heater. Not only will you save money, you'll also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and if you live in Alameda, you'll get 100% clean electricity from Alameda Municipal Power (AMP).

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Heat pump water heaters (also called hybrid water heaters) are up to four times more efficient and use 70% less energy than traditional gas or electric water heaters because they draw heat from the surrounding air to heat water and do not rely on electricity. Heat pumps also cool and dehumidify the space around them, a huge benefit for a damp basement or on hot days, and can act like a battery for your home, heating water during the day when renewable energy is plentiful, and then hot water provide the evening hours.

Alameda Post - a poster outlining the cost of converting from a gas water heater to an electric heat pump

In one case study, an Alameda resident who recently switched to an electric heat pump water heater saved an average of $15 per month on gas bills and saw a 70% decrease in gas usage. Residents can take advantage of AMP rebates and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) tax credit for heat pump water heaters and HVAC installations to help them go green. Find discounts at The Switch is On website.

Currently, 68% of Alameda homes are heated with natural gas. Every step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions makes a difference.

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