Heat Pumps And The Ban Of Gas Water Heaters

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Heat Pumps And The Ban Of Gas Water Heaters

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Happy healthy green trees growing along a hiking trail in California.

California is known as one of the most forward thinking States in the Nation. Californians can generally be thought about as fun loving outdoorsy people who are always trying to innovate technology and change the world, here at Water Heaters Only, Inc. we believe that is certainly true.

But what happens when global warming takes away our beautiful walking and running trails or the air quality gets so bad that we cannot breathe? Cross our fingers, we will never find out because C.A.R.B. has a plan. The California State Air Research Board has decided to ban the use of gas water heaters and furnaces throughout the State of California by the year 2030 to improve air quality. 

However, Bay Area regulators are going to get to meeting the Boards needs before 2030. It is their goal to have the entire “Bay Area” (which consists of 10 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Napa, San Mateo, Sonoma, Solano, Santa Cruz, And Santa Clara County) only installing zero emissions water heaters by 2027. This means that everyone who has a gas water heater go out after they year 2026, you will have to get either an electric or a heat pump water heater.

One important thing to note is, you can still repair your gas water heater after 2027, however, parts for gas water heaters will begin to slowly be phased out. So, in the meantime it may be a good idea to call a local water heater company to see if your home is already equipped to handle a heat pump water heater. If your home is not equipped to handle a heat pump water heater, they can begin to retrofit the area so that when the time comes, all you have to do is call Water Heaters Only, Inc. to simply pop in your new heat pump water heater. 

Want to know if your home is equipped for a heat pump? Give us a call at 1-866-946-7842

What Is A Heat Pump Water Heater And How Do They Work?

A newly installed heat pump water heater in Fremont, CA.

Heat pump are the hottest topic in the world of water heaters. This is because they are the most energy efficient type of water heater available on the market. Not only are they going to save you money because they burn less energy, but they are going to play a huge role in saving the planet from global warming!

These water heaters operate much like your standard gas or electric water heater except for a few extra parts. Such as an evaporator, condenser, and compressor.

These water heaters operate by pumping in the ambient air that is in the room that the water heater is stored in into an evaporator which contains what is called condenser fluid. The evaporator removes the heat from the air and sends it into the fluid. Once the fluid has been warmed, it flows to a condenser where it is pressurized, as more and more pressure gets accumulated, the more the temperature rises. From here the fluid is then taken to a high pressure heat exchanger that is placed inside the tank of the water heater where the water is stored. The heated fluid cycles through this process until the water has reached the desired temperature. 

Do You Have Heat Pump Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about the gas water heater ban and want to know if you home is ready for a heat pump or an electric water heater, give us a call at 1 (866) 946-7842. A member of our team will be able to answer your questions and schedule  a water heater technician to come out to your home and let you know what needs to be done in your home to prepare you for the changes that are coming to your water heater. 

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