Heat Pumps: Inland Empire’s Best Solution for
Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling

As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of home comfort and sustainability, one technology that's gaining traction among homeowners and businesses throughout the Inland Empire is the heat pump. Although interest in heat pumps is growing, they are still far from ubiquitous, which is why we compiled this quick overview.

What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and cooling system designed to keep your indoor environment just the way you like it. Unlike traditional HVAC systems, which rely on burning fuel to create warmth or cooling, heat pumps transfer existing heat from one place to another. When it’s chilly outside, your heat pump extracts warmth from the outdoor air and brings it indoors to warm your home. When the summer heat kicks in, the heat pump reverses this process, removing excess heat from the inside and sending it outside to cool your home.

A Double-Duty HVAC Solution

Because heat pumps provide both heating and cooling, you no longer need to buy separate heating and cooling systems. By having a single system, Inland Empire homeowners can save money on equipment, installation, and routine maintenance. As an added bonus, when you replace a furnace and air conditioner with a heat pump, you're also freeing up valuable space around your home.

Energy Efficient Heating & Air Conditioning

According to EnergySage, California residents pay 37% more than the national average for the monthly cost of electricity. When it comes to natural gas prices, the California Center for Jobs & the Economy reports that residential and commercial national gas rates in California are still among the highest in the contiguous states. Considering the high cost of living, California residents are looking for every opportunity to save money. That’s where heat pumps come in. Because of their energy-efficient design, heat pumps can deliver up to three units of heating or cooling for every single unit of electricity they use. These high conversion rates translate to significant savings on monthly utility bills.

Federal, State, and Local Heat Pump Incentives

Whether you are looking to install or replace an HVAC system, because of the rebates and incentives being offered at the local, state, and federal levels, it’s worthwhile to consider a heat pump system. As of 2024, most California residents are eligible for a few thousand dollars in incentives. This can include a federal tax credit of up to $2,000, a statewide rebate of $1,000 for those replacing their traditional gas furnace with a heat pump, and an additional rebate from local utility companies ranging from $100 to $3,000. For more information on available rebates and incentives in your area, you can visit sites like The Switch Is On or the California Energy Commission, or you can call a local HVAC professional like Steve’s 5 Star Service.

Types of Heat Pumps Suitable for Residents in Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, and Surrounding Areas

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)

Our moderate climate pairs perfectly with air source heat pumps. They harness the outdoor air's heat, ensuring your home stays warm during cooler months while keeping you cool when it gets hot.

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

If you're in a home without ductwork (a common feature in older houses across the Inland Empire), ductless mini-split heat pumps are a game-changer. These systems provide zoned heating and cooling, allowing you to customize your comfort room by room. Click here to learn more.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Appointment

Call Steve's 5 Star Service today to schedule a free estimate. You can reach a live person 24 hours a day, and we’re standing by to assist you. We also provide 24/7 emergency. Call us at (909) 985-5254 or fill out the online form to get started.