Guthrie & Sons HVAC

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.



Don’t just take our word for it. See what over 850+ customers have to say about working with us!

Merrideth BertschingerMerrideth Bertschinger
20:34 18 Mar 24
We have been using Guthrie and Sons for the past six years and are completely satisfied every time we have a visit
Brad MonroeBrad Monroe
23:56 15 Mar 24
Great service, personable staff, prompt, and finished when they said they would.
bill cbill c
17:26 15 Mar 24
They offered a very competitive price for a much higher SEER unit and they were efficient, clean and informative completing the removal and install of the new unit in one day. I am also very happy with the Bosh unit they recommended and installed.
Nancy WhittNancy Whitt
16:35 15 Mar 24
Zachary was professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Always count on Guthrie and Sons to do a great job
J WrightJ Wright
00:28 15 Mar 24
Great installation, great products, superior maintenance. Courtney in the Front office is organized & knowledgeable. Dave J. did a great job cleaning and checking our HVAC for the upcoming summer 🏝️🌞.
Lena RopaLena Ropa
05:02 14 Mar 24
Very easy to work with, also very professional. They a fantastic job. I will definetly recommend them tomy friends and family.
Fast EddieFast Eddie
22:34 11 Mar 24
Tech was very professional.
Francesca B.Francesca B.
01:05 11 Mar 24
Guthrie and Sons has been doing maintenance to my heating/cooling unit since I moved into my house and I have always been very pleased with their service.Always very professional, on time and pleasant to work with.
Dina KoutasDina Koutas
00:34 08 Mar 24
Brian GoldfarbBrian Goldfarb
16:50 07 Mar 24
Vlad was super—so friendly and informative.
Deborah EllisDeborah Ellis
18:10 06 Mar 24
I was kept apprised of the technician's arrival within the appointment window and Juan showed up right on time. He was courteous and professional and confirmed my heating/AC unit was working., I will use Guthrie & Sons in the future!
Kevin HopkinsKevin Hopkins
17:41 06 Mar 24
Outstanding experience with Guthrie & Sons. They went the extra step to make sure my furnace was installed correctly which required them to have to take the extra step to replumb and reroute the gas line. Matt did an excellent job - he was on time, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. Their price was half of what I was quoted from a larger company. Definitely will use Guthrie & Sons again.
Sandy ZappiaSandy Zappia
22:07 05 Mar 24
I am very pleased with Guthrie and son's service company. The technician, Dave Jacobs was very professional, courteous, knowledgeable , and efficient. I owned a service company myself for many years, and would gladly recommend Guthrie and sons to anyone for their service and Installation needs.
Charles FiteCharles Fite
20:11 02 Mar 24
We’ve been with Guthrie & Sons for 7 years. They have replaced both our A/C and furnace with Rheem units for a very competitive price. Both units have performed flawlessly. We also have a maintenance contract with them for annual checkups and tuneups for both units. G&S takes great pride in their workmanship and the quality of their products. They have shown a commitment to stand behind both. They are a great company,
Julie HurstJulie Hurst
19:05 02 Mar 24
Greg GolinGreg Golin
19:23 01 Mar 24
Gerald ThonertGerald Thonert
17:55 01 Mar 24
Every contact that we have had has been a pleasant experience, customer service is super.
Dennis LauckDennis Lauck
00:11 01 Mar 24
Guthrie & Sons had my gas furnace to heat pump conversion completed within 24 hours after contract signing!
I have been recommending to all mt real estate clients and friends as well as working with personally for my own home; Guthrie & Sons for well over 14 years at this point. They are polite, professional and legit. They do not find false problems. They have done lots of work for many of my home buyers and homeowners and I've always heard great feedback. They are part of my Preferred Vendors for my residential real estate business and I have them out annually to my own home for HVAC regular preventative maintenance; which I do recommend to all HVAC owners. TJ Nelson, Big Block Realty
Jerome HickmondJerome Hickmond
21:57 28 Feb 24
As usual they did a great job and they were very friendly. I am so happy that I chose this company. They have been my go to people for around 12 years.

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