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.
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 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.
"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.
Read customer reviews on participating heat pump water heater contractors.
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.
Complete/print PDF applications:
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.
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