Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Click here to apply for your rebate through our easy online form!
Available January 1–December 31, 2021
If your water heater is more than 10 years old, think about replacing it with a high-efficiency heat pump water heater (ENERGY STAR® Qualified), or consider installing a high-efficiency model in new construction.
How to Get Your Rebate on a high efficiency Heat Pump Water Heater
- Purchase a high-efficiency (ENERGY STAR® rated) heat pump water heater.
Note: You must be a customer of a participating utility and must be replacing an existing electric water heater or installing it in new construction.
- Submit your online rebate request here, or submit a completed paper rebate form (download here or pick up at participating retailer). Include a copy of the sales receipt to the address on the rebate form. Expect your rebate check in 8–10 weeks.
- Don't forget to request your free energy- and water-saving Water Savings Kit on the rebate form or ask your plumber to submit the request.
How Does It Work
Heat pump water heaters use electricity to remove heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water in the tank. The concept of moving heat rather than creating it can be realized in other recognizable technologies like refrigerators and geothermal systems (Ground Source Heat Pumps).
As HPWHs remove heat from the air, they also provide dehumidification to the surrounding area. These systems would be ideal for moist areas that could benefit from moisture being removed from the air. Additional ideal locations would be laundry rooms or mechanical rooms that tend to produce unneeded heat.
The benefits of HPWHs include:
- Because these water heaters aren’t creating heat but moving it, they can be two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters
- Although more expensive to purchase than a conventional electric water heater, they provide significant savings over time. The savings will pay back the difference in upfront costs typically in 2-5 years
- Heat pump water heaters can reduce your electric water heating costs by more than 50%
- Quiet operation
For even more information, visit the ENERGY STAR® Heat Pump Water Heater Web page.
For questions about the status of your rebate, call 1-855-669-8196.
* Minnesota Power and participating municipal utilities, by providing this rebate, do not warrant the equipment or the work of the plumber and are not responsible for any personal injury or damage caused by the equipment. The sponsoring utilities reserve the right to withdraw the offer without notice. Rebate is subject to contractor meeting performance standards.