Heat Pump Water Heater Program Information
Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs) use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly, like a refrigerator running in reverse. While a refrigerator pulls heat from its interior and exhausts that heat into the surrounding room, a heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and transfers it into the tank to heat the water.
- Quick Facts:
Hot water accounts for 15 – 20% of electric energy use.
- Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters reduce water heating costs by up to 50%.
- New or existing construction qualify for rebates.
- Easily replaces existing tanks in most cases.
- Can be homeowner installed with manufacturer training (see below.)
- Best location is in unheated spaces such as garages or basements.
- Rebates range from $300.00 for Tier 1 HPWHs and $500 for Tiers 2 and 3.
In order to qualify for the PUD’s program the heat pump water heater must:
- Replace an electric resistance water heater when installed in existing homes.
- Be installed with proper clearances from the manufacturer’s specifications.
- Be listed on the Qualified Heat Pump Water Heater List (see Resources below.)
- Be installed by someone who has completed the online manufacturer’s installation training (if available – see link below.)
Questions? Contact Arne Traceski, Utility Services Advisor, at (360) 565-3253, toll-free (800) 542-7859 x253 or email email@example.com