REPLACE Stories - Heat Pumps

Water Heaters

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Jennifer and Robert - Portland, OR

“We installed a 90 gallon heat pump water heater which supplies two rental units with plenty of hot water efficiently and in a cost effective manner.  It’s a win, win!”

 
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Randall - Portland, OR

“We were going to install two gas hot water heaters in our house and ADU, but decided instead to go for more energy efficient electric heat pump water heaters. These are in a basement room that is now cool enough to store wine and nice and dry.  Going all electric was very easy and an affordable alternative to gas.”   

 
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Keyan - Portland, OR

“For our new net-zero energy home, we chose a Rheem “Prestige” heat pump hot water heater, which uses significantly less electricity to produce plenty of hot water for our daily needs.  The unit has several settings that allow you to customize its efficiency vs. the amount of hot water typically needed, which can save even more energy!”

 
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Dale - Marin, CA

"A few years ago we replaced a gas water heater with a heat pump water heater.   Since that was the last gas appliance in the house we were able to have the utility remove the gas meter and cap the gas line."

 
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Brian and Perrin - Portland, OR

“We replaced a 10 year old high efficiency natural gas power vent water heater with a Rheem Prestige Hybrid water heater. The new one is quieter and gives us plenty of hot water. We use it on Heat Pump mode and it works great even when we have a house full of people. The energy guide label on the old unit said it would cost $281 per year to operate and this one says $110.”

 

 

Furnaces

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Pierre-Laurent and Serena - Portland, OR

“The heating & cooling system is very responsive. Also, it’s as quiet as a mouse, and it only disturbs the leaves outside our windows... not us. We love it!”

 
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Randall - Portland, OR

“We just built a new house with an ADU that is all electric and environmentally friendly.  Originally, we were going to have a gas heating system, but we swapped that out for two heat pump mini-splits that heat and cool.  They cost just the same as the gas heating system and provide cooling to boot!  I have been talking up this system to all of my friends who are considering air conditioning in their house.”

 
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Jules - Portland, OR

“When we decided to upgrade our home, we knew we wanted to get rid of our old oil furnace, and we wanted to future-proof our heating and cooling.  An electric heat pump made the most sense - we got both heating and air-conditioning, and we knew we could always run it off solar if we wanted to.  Now we have a system that is very cost-effective, comfortable, and part of our resilience plan.”

 
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Alison - Portland, OR

“We just replaced our aging gas furnace for an electric heat pump.  We love the even heat it provides!  We thought our house was drafty but it turns out it was the forced air from the furnace.  By paying a little more for Clean Energy through our power company, we feel we are doing our small part to slow carbon emissions.”

 
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Brian and Perrin - Portland, OR

“We replaced a 10 year old natural gas furnace with a Trane XV19 heat pump system. We chose this brand because they offered a compressor with a shape that fit better on our lot. We also like how quiet it is. It gives us great heat, and we can adjust the temperature when we are away on vacation. As a bonus we have air conditioning now.”

 

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