Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates

Get up to $500 back and save on water-heating costs

With a heat pump water heater, you can enjoy all the benefits of your current electric water heater while paying less than half as much for hot water. When installed and used correctly, a heat pump water heater can save up to 60 percent on water heating costs.

Heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. This process makes them two to three times more energy efficient than standard electric water heaters. Some considerations:

Size – heat pump water heaters have tank gallon capacities similar to standard electric models, with the same range of temperature adjustments.
They are slightly taller than standard electric water heaters.
Location – can be installed in heated and unheated locations such as a garage, basement
or utility room.
Space – Most units require at least 800 cubic feet of air-flow around them;
this is the equivalent of 10′x10′x8′ of space.
Sound – Heat pump water heaters generate sounds similar to a freezer.
Cold air – While in operation, heat pump water heaters release cool, dry air.

Energy efficiency
Heat pump water heaters are rated by tiers; the higher the tier, the more energy efficient.
Chelan PUD offers a $300 rebate on Tier 1 models and a $500 rebate on Tier 2 and 3 models.

Check this Qualified Products List.

Existing single-family homes qualify for the rebate (no new construction). The heat pump water heater must replace an electric storage water heater.

Contractor installation is recommended, but a homeowner may install the water heater following manufacturer’s specifications. The manufacturer's checklist should be submitted as part of your rebate application.

For do-it-yourself installation tips and more information on how heat pump water heaters work go to the Hot Water Solutions website.

Limit two rebates per address.

We will accept applications for qualifying heat pump water heaters purchased during the previous year.

To apply for a rebate

Email: conservation@chelanpud.org
Fax: (509) 661-8133
Mail: Chelan PUD Conservation Dept., PO Box 1231, Wenatchee WA 98807-1231

Questions? Email conservation@chelanpud.org or call (509) 661-8008.

For information on orientation and training, visit the Hot Water Solutions partner website.