Heat pump (hybrid) water heaters
GeoSpring heat pump water heater in garage

Heat pump water heaters are revolutionizing the way we heat water. Utilizing super-efficient technology, they use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. Therefore, they can be two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters.

Customer benefits
  • Save energy
    Heat pump water heaters save energy by moving heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly.
  • Save money
    You can save 25 to 50% per year on your electric water heating costs for the life of the unit and reduce your household electricity bill by up to 10%.
  • Have control
    Many heat pump water heaters have a control panel, which allows you to set the temperature and operation mode.
Rebates
Tax credits

In addition to EWEB's rebate, your new heat pump water heater may also be eligible for:

Eligibility requirements
  • EWEB customers in new construction and existing site-built homes and multi-family homes with four or fewer living units per building are eligible for a rebate. Rebate is not currently available for manufactured homes or multi-family homes with more than four living units per building.
  • The heat pump water heater must replace an existing electric storage water heater. The heating system(s) can be of any fuel type (e.g., electric, gas, oil, wood, etc.).
  • Loans are not currently available for heat pump water heater program.
  • The heat pump water heater must be listed on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance's qualified product list.
  • Tier 1 units may be installed in an unheated location (e.g., garage, unheated basement, shed, etc.) or in a conditioned/interior location.
  • Tier 2 units may be installed in an unheated location (e.g., garage, unheated basement, shed, etc.) or in a conditioned/interior location. If the unit is installed in a conditioned/interior location, exhaust ductwork must be installed.
  • The heat pump water heater must be installed according to the manufacturer specifications.
  • A Heat Pump Water Heater Installation Form must be filled out completely and submitted to EWEB.
  • A copy of the purchase receipt and/or installer's invoice must be submitted to EWEB.
  • If available, a completed copy of the manufacturer's installation checklist must be submitted to EWEB.
Find a contractor

To help you find a qualified contractor, review Smart Water Heat's list of contractors who have attended Smart Water Heat orientation. Specific manufacturer training should be verified with the individual contractor.

Additional resources Questions?

Email EWEB's energy experts or call (541) 685-7000 for more information and to get started.