Consider a heat pump water heater. They use heat pump technology by moving heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. This makes them two to three times more efficient compared to conventional electric resistance water heaters.
All EWEB customers may be eligible for a rebate to install a new heat pump water heater.
To qualify for one of the rebates, the heat pump water heater must be listed on the BPA Qualified Heat Pump Water Heater List. AirGenerate and Electrolux heat pump water heaters do not qualify for a rebate.
For customers converting from a gas water heater to an efficient electric heat pump water heater, you may qualify for a loan up to $1,500 in addition to the rebate.
To get started check out the heat pump water heater program information. Then, either apply online or print and complete our PDF application.
If you are converting from a gas water heater to an efficient electric heat pump water heater, you may qualify for a loan up to $1,500 and will need to complete a loan application.
Apply online to get your program application processed as soon as possible. When we receive your application, we will send you a confirmation email. If you are also applying for a loan, please complete the loan application provided below.
Mail a complete, signed paper program application to:
EWEB Attn: Customer Solutions
P.O. Box 10148
Eugene, OR 97440-2148
If you are also applying for a loan, please complete the loan application provided below.
You will also need to submit the following:
You can install the unit in an unheated location (e.g., garage, unheated basement, shed, etc.) or in a conditioned/interior location, and it must be installed according to the manufacturer specifications.
We are excited to announce that we now offer DocuSign as a new opportunity for you to electronically sign your loan contracts. This will allow loans to fund quicker, thus getting you or the contractor paid more quickly. It eliminates mail time and cost, and is an example of our continued efforts to create efficiencies for our employees, our vendors and our customers.
The Oregon state tax credit program for heat pump water heaters ended on December 31, 2017. Federal tax credits expired December 2016.
"Do it yourself" installations qualify for our rebates, but if you'd rather have a contractor install the unit, check out Hot Water Solutions' list of contractors. Make sure to verify specific manufacturer training with the individual contractor.
For do-it-yourself conversions from gas appliances to electric appliances, please check with your natural gas provider for any safety guidelines that you may be required to follow. It is always recommended that a licensed professional perform all installation work according to all local codes.
Read customer reviews on participating heat pump water heater contractors.
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