Heat Pump Services in Santa Rosa || Installation, Repair, Maintenance

San Rafael

(415) 942-6565

Santa Rosa

(707) 452-3464

Heat pumps for space heating will be the future of air conditioning and heating in California. These electric HVAC systems will replace traditional HVAC systems in residential settings because of how they use less energy for both heating and air conditioning. Compared to natural gas water heaters, heat pumps offer improved air quality and run with increased efficiency with their use of electricity for heating air in your home. California as well as the federal government have been providing tax credits and subsidies for the installation of these energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems. By utilizing the more than $10,000 in rebates and incentives offered to eligible households for heat pump installation, you can save money.

The following links will take you to amazing heat pump rebates for Novato and the surrounding area!

The best HVAC contractor in Novato, CA and the surrounding area for anything pertaining to installing, maintaining, repairing, or replacing your unit is John Owens Services, Inc. If you need any kind of heating and cooling service, including maintenance for heat pump water heaters that use external compressors, we are the company to call. Please contact us immediately if you need help installing or repairing a heat pump water heater in Novato.

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Heat Pumps – Basics

In essence, heat pumps are electrical furnaces that transport heated air from one place to another. They use units that are both indoor and outdoor, akin to tiny splits, to allow hot air to enter or exit your home. These are not novel technologies; in fact, a refrigeration unit or an air conditioner use machinery that works similarly.

Heat pumps and reversible air conditioners work in similar ways. Throughout the summer, air conditioning works when air source heat pumps extract heat from the house and release it outside, giving you cool indoor air. Throughout the winter, it allows heat from the outside air to enter the house and travel through the ducts, heating air from outside and giving you improved indoor air quality. It is possible for heat pumps to function at five degrees Fahrenheit.

In addition to heating and air conditioning systems, they also function as water heaters. Heating your hot water follows the same reverse-refrigerant method as heating air. It raises the temperature of the water in the tank.

Heat pumps can run in either cooling or heating mode. With a reliable Novato heat pump system, you are be in complete control of the temperature in your home! You will always have just the right amount of hot and cold air, during the summer and winter, and you will save energy when heating air in your house.

Do you doubt that a heat pump would be compatible with the electrical system? Call John Owens to schedule a visit from a Novato HVAC professional who can offer a free estimate for any upgrades that might be necessary.


Heat Pump Installation, Novato, CA

We can ensure that your new unit is fitted exactly as the manufacturer intended with a seamless installation for both indoor and outdoor units. As we go, we will test every part of your heat pump installation, including the thermostat, every valve, and every interior coil. We will conduct a thorough test of the system at the end. We won’t leave until we’re positive that everything is running smoothly with your heat pump installation. After we finish the installation of your new unit and make sure it’s working properly, we’ll walk you through how to use it and how to keep it maintained for many years.

Heat Pump Repair, Novato, CA

Annual preventative heat pump maintenance is necessary to ensure the long-term health of your heating and air conditioning. Whether the problem is caused by air leakage, a faulty thermostat, or malfunctioning coils, your unit may eventually need repairs in addition to the routine maintenance we provide. Give the local HVAC company John Owens a call if you’re searching for the best heat pump water heater repair service in Marin or Sonoma counties.

As soon as you contact our office, your heat pump repairs will start. We’ll record the issues you’re having with your unit and send an HVAC expert to your house. As soon as they arrive, they will begin to diagnose the issue with your heating and cooling system. Before attempting a top-speed repair, they will examine every part of the device to determine the source of your issue, from the filters to the compressor. Because our trucks are fully supplied, our professionals can solve most water heater repairs in a single day!


Heat Pump Replacement, Novato, CA

Sometimes it makes more sense to purchase a heat pump replacement than to try fixing an old or broken component. If we decide that this is the best line of action for you, we will provide you a free quote for a replacement and consider pros and cons for each alternative. We take great delight in installing Mitsubishi, American Standard, and Fujistu brands. Do you have an interest in any other heat pump brands? Ask our HVAC system specialist, and we will try to find that specific piece of equipment for you.

In the event that you choose to replace your heat pump water heater, we’ll make sure you have a brand-new, superior appliance that you can depend on for many years to come. Together, we’ll ensure that your new heat pump fits your whole HVAC system and that every thermostat and valve component is operating as it should. After you’ve made your choice, we’ll order and install your new unit.

What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is like a special machine that helps make your house warm or cool. It works with electricity and can both heat and cool your home. Think of it as a refrigerator, but instead of cooling things inside, it adjusts the temperature of your house.

These heat pumps keep your home at a steady temperature for a long time. They’re getting cheaper to use compared to gas options. In California, people are looking more into using renewable energy for heating and cooling homes because there’s not much natural gas left. Plus, electricity costs are increasing more slowly compared to the cost of natural gas and propane.

What is the price of a heat pump?

The cost of these units can vary a lot. It can be from a few thousand dollars to over $10,000. The price depends on how big your home is and how many units or zones you need. It’s a good idea to have one of our experts visit your home to give you an accurate price quote.

How much do heat pumps cost to run?

Depending on how the heat pump is working, the amount of energy it uses can be quite different.

When it’s cooling your home, a heat pump can use between 0.55 kWh to 5.14 kWh per hour, from 4.36 kWh to 41.14 kWh per day, and from 130.91 kWh to 1234.29 kWh per month. The cost to run it (based on $0.15/kWh electricity prices) can range from $0.08 to $0.77 per hour, $0.65 to $6.17 per day, and $19.64 to $185.14 per month.

In heating mode, a heat pump will use between 0.86 kWh to 9.00 kWh per hour, from 6.86 kWh to 72 kWh per day, and from 205.71 kWh to 2160 kWh per month. The corresponding running cost (based on $0.15/kWh electricity prices) is $0.13 to $1.35 per hour, $1.03 to $10.80 per day, and $30.86 to $324 per month.

According to the EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) data, an average US household will use 3784 kWh annually for heating (costing $434 per year) and 3084 kWh annually for cooling (costing $262 per year).

How often do heat pumps need to be cleaned?


  • Usually, clean or change filters every month when you use the heat pump a lot for heating or cooling.
  • You might need to clean them more often if:
    • You live in a place with lots of dust or pollution.
    • You have pets that shed hair.
    • Someone smokes in your home.
    • You use the heat pump a ton.

Other parts:

  • Deep cleaning: Many manufacturers suggest getting a professional to clean the coils and other inside parts at least once a year.
  • Visual check: Regularly look at the unit to see if there’s any dirt, debris, or damage.



The John Owens Way

Our philosophy is simple, we always want to maintain equipment to give it the longest life possible. Next, we want to focus on repairing when something goes wrong. Then only as the last choice, we replace equipment when needed. That’s the John Owens Way.

San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464



Regular maintenance keeps your home’s systems running well all year long. We’ll help you gain efficiency and save money.



When something breaks down, our team will get to you fast. We’ll find the problem and fix it to get you back to normal.



When it’s time to replace something in your home, we’ll help you get a top quality product that matches your specific needs.
San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464