Guthrie and Sons | Heating & Air San Diego

Heat Pump Water
Heater Installation

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, approximately 20% of your home’s energy usage comes from water heating. Imagine a water heater that increases your water heating efficiency by up to 50%. Introducing the ProTerra Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater. 


Heat Pump Water Heater Installation Services

Save today. Save tomorrow. Energy-efficient hybrid water heaters.

Tucked inside a closet and mostly forgotten about until you run out of hot water, your water heater plays a critical role in your family’s home comfort. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, approximate 20% of your home’s energy usage comes from water heating. What if you could save up to 4x of your annual operating cost just by switching to a heat pump water heater? Now, with Guthrie & Sons, you can! 

How Do Heat Pump Water Heaters Work?

Similar to a heat pump heater for your home, a heat pump water heater (also known as a hybrid electric water heater) uses electricity to move heat from one place to another. A fan pulls air through the upper intake and passes it through a filter. The refrigerant in the heat pump water heater absorbs the heat and is passed through the condenser tubing. The heated air is then transferred to the water in the tank, which is then dispersed to your home as needed. 

Because of the heat pump technology, hybrid heat pump water heaters are best suited for climates that remain between 40º-90ºF, making San Diego the perfect climate to install these types of units. Combine your hybrid heat pump water heater with a solar system for maximum energy efficiency. 

how a proterra hybrid heat pump water heater works

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Benefits of Heat Pump Water Heaters

There are numerous benefits to making the switch to a heat pump water heater over a standard gas or electric water heater. These benefits include:

  • More Energy-Efficiency. Heat pump water heaters are up to 4x more energy-efficient than a standard electric water heater and up to 5x more energy-efficient than a standard gas tank.
  • Faster Recovery Rate. The recovery time for a hybrid heat pump water is much faster than a standard gas or electric water heater. Because of the dual, electric heating elements, hybrid heat pump water heaters recover in as little as 25 minutes, compared to standard water heaters that can take up to an hour to recover. 
  • Environmentally Friendly. Whether it’s a heat pump water heater or a heat pump HVAC system to heat your home, heat pumps overall are more energy efficient. Because of this efficiency, heat pump water heaters use less electricity and/or natural gas, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions. According to Energy Star, if all homes were installed with Energy Star certified heat pump water heaters, we could prevent nearly 170 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions!
  • Tax Credits & Rebates. For additional savings, there are federal tax incentives and state rebates to make the switch from a conventional gas water heater to a hybrid heat pump water heater. Now, you can save up to 30% of the installation costs (maximum of $2,000 a year) in federal tax credits on top of state rebates which fluctuate depending on what size gallon you install.

Introducing ProTerra Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater by Rheem

The ProTerra hybrid heat pump water heater is the industry’s first 120V plug-in heat pump water heater technology. Unlike traditional gas tank water heaters which require a certain amount of clearance to be installed, the ProTerra hybrid heat pump water heater has a zero clearance requirement allowing the unit to fit in small spaces for easy installation. With up to 5x more efficiency compared to a standard gas tank, the ProTerra hybrid water heater is the perfect energy efficient solution for your home. 

10-Year Warranty for Your Peace of Mind

For your peace of mind, our Rheem Proterra hybrid heat pump water heaters are covered by a 10 year parts warranty. 

Is ProTerra Right for My Home?

If you have solar on your home, you’re conscious about the environment, or you are looking to save on utility costs, you should look into replacing your gas tank or electric water heater with a hybrid electric heat pump water heater. Though, there are other factors you should consider such as what fuel source you use (gas vs. electric), how many people are in your home and if everyone in your home needs hot water at the same time.

If you’re unsure if a hybrid heat pump water heater is right for your home, give us a call. Our team of experts are here to address any questions you have and can provide a solution for you. If you would like to get a quote on a hybrid heat pump water heater, our estimate are always free. Call us at (619) 269-3013 or book an appointment online.

ProTerra Hybrid
Water Heater Benefits


Upgrade your conventional water heater to the hybrid ProTerra and get up to 30% of the installation cost (maximum of $2,600) back in federal tax credits. 

For a limited time, homeowner’s can also receive rebates up to $6,000 when you make the switch.


The ProTerra hybrid heat pump water heater uses less energy to operate than a classic 100-watt incandescent light bulb. 

For annual energy savings, ProTerra is 4x more energy-efficient than a standard electric tank and up to 5x more energy-efficient than a gas tank.


Select ProTerra heat pump water heaters include built-in leak detection. A leak, big or small, can be detected in as little as 15 seconds. If a leak is detected, your ProTerra will trigger the auto-shut off valve to help prevent water damage

*Available on select models.


Your ProTerra water heater has built-in wifi. Through the EcoNet app, you will have full control of your ProTerra hybrid heat pump water heater allowing you to remotely:

  • Control the temperature
  • Set vacation mode on or off
  • Track energy usage
  • Access alerts for any issues
  • …And more!



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Guthrie & Sons is family-owned and operated for two generations. We take pride in treating each customer with the dedication, quality, and care you deserve.

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We take pride in setting the gold standard for HVAC service. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to delivering nothing less than 5-star quality service in every aspect of our work.


With decades of experience in the HVAC industry, our team of seasoned professionals know heating and cooling inside and out. Our expertise shines through in every installation, repair, and maintenance service we provide, ensuring your home stays comfortably climate-controlled.

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As a family-owned company, we aim to keep costs as low as possible for our customers. When you partner with us, rest assured you will receive expert service at an affordable, competitive price.

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We believe in straightforward, no-nonsense HVAC service. When you choose us, you won't encounter any upsells or hidden fees. We're committed to providing you with the services you need, without any unnecessary extras. Trust us for HVAC solutions that prioritize your comfort and your budget.



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Arturo TorresArturo Torres
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Colin PremdasColin Premdas
20:03 13 Jun 24
Juan was on time, professional and courteous. Highly recommended
Gary LovelyGary Lovely
18:31 13 Jun 24
Rob was very professional and answered all of my questions around the service process. He cleaned up after himself and provided suggestions for prolonging the performance of my AC unit.
Will KnightWill Knight
20:21 11 Jun 24
Quick efficient A/C tune up
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19:59 11 Jun 24
The technician was on time and very courteous. He explained everything thoroughly in layman’s terms and took pictures. He emailed me the pictures and summary of his findings. I would highly recommend this company.
Monica MoraMonica Mora
16:47 11 Jun 24
Jonathan S was great.Definitely recommend Guthrie.
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01:47 11 Jun 24
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Thomas AristideThomas Aristide
17:59 09 Jun 24
Jonathan was punctual and addressed both my concerns as well as noted additional items he found during service. Another great service from Guthrie and Sons.
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17:50 09 Jun 24
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Marilyn RutlandMarilyn Rutland
16:33 05 Jun 24
This was my second annual maintenance for my mini -split system and what a good experience it was. Jonathan was on time, explained the process and was very patient with my questions. From shoe coverings to explanations, Jonathan provided excellent service.
16:29 05 Jun 24
Kelli IlvesKelli Ilves
18:54 04 Jun 24
I requested quotes from 4 different businesses and received 4 different strategies on how to install mini split AC systems in our house. Guthrie & Sons Tech Vlad came up with the most logical and smart strategy on how to install the units on our house. It became clear that he is very knowledgeable and puts in actual thought on how to solve this installation. The Technician is highly trained, knowledgeable and has great soft skills. He answered all my questions well. The quote was competitive, however not the cheapest. The competence was far above the competition, hence we went with them. They were respectful with installation and machines have been running great a year later. There are minor issues with the units that are addressed a year later during the annual maintenance visit by another highly skilled Tech Johnatan. Overall, very happy with the performance of the units and the customer service. I recommend this company without a doubt!
Sandy DavisSandy Davis
19:56 03 Jun 24
Jonathon performed the annual maintenance on system purchased frim Guthrie last year. He was efficient, thorough, had great communication skills and a cheerful disposition. Guthrie & all employees we’ve encountered thus far are tops!
Derek AllenDerek Allen
20:21 02 Jun 24
Jonathan S. continues the stellar service we get from Guthrie & Sons as they install and maintain our HVAC systems.
22:47 29 May 24
Jonathan explained all aspects of what he was doing, took his time to make sure everything was in tip top shape after he repaired AC& Heating unitI have no problem in recommending your company.
M GreenM Green
03:30 29 May 24
As always, Great, from initial phone call, to punctuality and completion
Pamela JonesPamela Jones
20:27 28 May 24
Juan was very professional and very helpful, I was glad to see him again.
chris Rchris R
16:12 28 May 24
The serviceman was on time and very professional. I will recommend them to friends and family or anyone who asks in the future. I highly recommend!

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