Outdoor heat pump unit on a home
March 9, 2023

As more and more households choose to electrify their houses, heat pumps are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems. At Greiner, we’re sometimes asked whether heat pumps are the right fit for a Northern California home. 

The answer is yes, and today we’re going to share some of the top benefits of ducted heat pumps and mini-split heat pumps as well as reasons why you should consider upgrading your Davis or Dixon, CA home.

Heat Pumps are a Great Match for Northern California’s Climate 

With gentle warm summers and mild winters, NorCal weather is right in the sweet spot to maximize heat pump efficiency.

Heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another, without burning fuel to create that heat. In the winter, heat pumps draw heat from the outside air and move it inside. Even if it’s cold, heat pumps are more than capable of warming your home. Because the Vacaville CA winters don’t get much below freezing, heat pumps installed here see high efficiency operation—using about 50% less than conventional heating systems!

The great thing about heat pumps is that they don’t just heat—they cool as well! In the summer, the process is reversed, and a heat pump works just like an air conditioner, removing heat from indoor air and sending it outside to cool down the interior of your Northern California home.

Other Benefits of Heat Pumps and Ductless Mini-Splits

There are many reasons why more and more heat pumps are being installed in homes throughout the United States. Heat pumps:

  • Are more energy efficient than other HVAC systems
  • Waste less energy and are better for the environment
  • Reduce your home’s fossil fuel use
  • Are quieter to run
  • Offer both heating and cooling
  • Can be used year-round as a complete replacement to traditional HVAC systems
  • Can be connected to central ductwork (ducted heat pumps) or installed in specific rooms for targeted comfort (ductless mini-splits)
  • Combined with solar PV panels, you can heat and cool your home for free!

California “Electrification” Goals are Great for California Homeowners

Regulations in California are promoting a switch to electrification for homes and businesses to reduce the amount of fossil fuel use in the state. New construction requires all electric heating and cooling systems, along with solar panels to generate electricity to power them. While many homes will continue to operate natural gas powered heating systems, replacing old HVAC systems with heat pump technology is an energy efficient choice and a smart long-term decision.. 

Save More with Northern California Heat Pump Incentives 

Beginning this year, a wealth of incentives from both state and federal agencies make heat pump installation a no-brainer. There are a variety of valuable state and local rebates available to Northern California homeowners who upgrade to heat pumps this year. In addition, the Inflation Reduction Act provides a 30% federal tax rebate for energy efficiency upgrades for your Davis CA home, including up to $2,000 every year for heat pump, mini-split, and heat pump water heater upgrades! Reach out to Greiner Heating, Air, & Solar today to learn how much you could save.

Take advantage of energy-saving heat pumps in your Northern California home with Greiner Heating, Air, & Solar. Call 707-678-1784 or contact us today to learn more.

Heat pumps offer peak efficiency in Northern California

Find out how much you could save with Greiner!

Schedule Service

For service, replacement, solar and home-performance energy upgrade projects