Water Heating Professional Install

As much as 20 to 30 percent of home’s energy is used to heat water. Reduce those percentages by working with an Energy Trust trade ally to install a high-efficiency water heater that saves energy, water and money. Incentives and tax credits are available for qualified upgrades.

To make the most of your system and lower your overall water heating costs, we recommend you set your water heater to a maximum of 120 degrees. Consult your owner’s manual for the recommended settings if you have an electric water heater or if your automatic dishwasher doesn’t preheat water.

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Energy Trust Incentives

Customers in Oregon

Type of water heater Incentive Requirements
Gas tank water heater $100 Energy factor, EF, must be 0.67 or greater; must be ENERGY STAR® qualified.
Heat pump water heater (Tier 2 or Tier 3) $300 Eligible models must meet Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Northern Climate Specification Tier 2 or Tier 3 to qualify for this cash incentive. Tank must be 55 gallons or less and be installed by a Hot Water Solutions rebate eligible contractor.
Heat pump water heater (Tier 1) $150 Eligible models must meet Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Northern Climate Specification Tier 1. Tank must be 55 gallons or less and be installed by a Hot Water Solutions rebate eligible contractor.

NW Natural Customers in Washington

Type of water heater Incentive Requirements
Gas tank water heater $100 EF must be 0.67 or greater; must be ENERGY STAR® qualified

Tax Credits

Oregon residential energy tax credit: An Oregon tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Federal energy tax credit: A federal tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Incentive offer is subject to funding availability and may change.

Can I receive an incentive for a gas tankless or gas condensing tank water heater?

Customers in Oregon heating their water with electricity or natural gas from Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural or Cascade Natural Gas can participate.

NW Natural customers in Washington who heat their water with natural gas can receive our incentives.

Oregon homeowners who heat with oil, propane, kerosene, butane or wood can conduct their own energy audit and apply for cash rebates for installed weatherization upgrades through the Oregon Department of Energy's State Home Oil Weatherization program.

Energy Trust does not pay incentives for energy-efficiency improvements that are required for building code compliance, such as remodeling, renovation or new additions to a home.

Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.

Follow these easy steps to get cash back for installing a high-efficiency water heater in your home:

1: Establish your eligibility.

2: Select a contractor and have the work completed.
To receive an Energy Trust cash incentive, Oregon customers can contact a qualified, energy-efficiency-trained Energy Trust trade ally contractor or any contractor with a current Oregon Construction Contractors Board license.

NW Natural customers in Washington can use an Energy Trust contractor or any other licensed contractor with a current Washington contractor’s license.

3: Sign and submit your incentive application within 60 days of installation. Often, your contractor will help you complete the application form.
Mail or fax your signed and completed incentive application form, along with your contractor's invoice, marked “paid in full,” to:

Mail:
Energy Trust of Oregon
Existing Homes
P.O. Box 40508
Portland, OR 97240

Fax: 1.866.516.7592

Please allow six to eight weeks for incentive processing and payment.

Questions? Call us at 1.866.368.7878.

Customers in Oregon

Complete and then mail or fax Energy Trust Form 320C (PDF | Doc), along with your contractor’s invoice, marked “paid in full,” to receive a cash incentive for water heating improvements.

NW Natural Customers in Washington

Complete and then mail or fax Energy Trust Form 320WA (PDF | Doc), along with your contractor’s invoice, marked “paid in full,” to receive a cash incentive for water heating improvements.