Heat Pump Water Heaters



The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is offering a Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) Pilot Program, which provides a generous rebate of up to $1500 for residents who install an efficient, electric HPWH. CPAU is conducting this pilot program in an effort to promote and gather feedback on high-efficiency HPWHs and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

What is a HPWH?



Why install a HPWH?


Water heating accounts for a significant amount of energy used in our homes. Most homes in Palo Alto use natural gas to power their water heaters. Natural gas is a fossil fuel that emits GHGs into the atmosphere when used. Palo Alto is committed to providing clean energy. We have taken actions that have led to a carbon neutral electricity supply and today most of our electricity is coming from wind, solar and hydro resources. We are here to help if you are ready to make the switch.


Chart of HPWH Benefits

Learn more about the HPWH Pilot Program



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