Water Heating Professional Install

Upgrade to a high-efficiency electric or gas water heater today to start saving energy and money. Energy Trust offers cash incentives for contractor-installed water heaters.

Energy Trust Incentives

Oregon Customers

Type of water heater Incentive Requirements
Gas tank water heater $125 Energy Factor, EF, must be 0.67 or greater; must be ENERGY STAR® qualified.
Heat pump water heater (Tier 2) $500 Eligible models must meet Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Northern Climate Specification Tier 2 to qualify for this cash incentive. The heat pump water heater must replace an electric water heater and be installed by a Smart Water Heat rebate eligible contractor.
Heat pump water heater (Tier 1) $500 Eligible models must meet Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Northern Climate Specification Tier 1. Tank must be 60 gallons or greater and replace an electric water heater.
Heat pump water heater (Tier 1) $150 Eligible models must meet Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Northern Climate Specification Tier 1. Tank must be less than 60 gallons and replace an electric water heater.
Electric tank water heater $75 EF must be 0.94 or greater; minimum 20-year manufacturer warranty. Heat pump water heaters and hybrid water heaters are not eligible.
Electric tank water heater $35 EF must be 0.93 or greater.
Solar water heater Gas backup
$550 in Zone 1
$700 in Zones 2 and 3

Electric backup
$1,000 in Zone 1
$1,200 in Zones 2 and 3
View eligible solar water heating systems.
Zone 1 is NW Oregon, Zone 2 is SW Oregon and Zone 3 is east of the Cascades. See list of counties.

 

NW Natural Customers in Washington

Type of water heater Incentive Requirements
Gas tank water heater $150 EF must be 0.67 or greater
Gas tank water heater $35 EF must be 0.62 - 0.66

Incentive offer is subject to funding availability and may change.

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

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.

Oregon customers primarily 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 homes 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 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.

Washington customers of NW Natural can also 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 90 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.

Oregon Customers

Complete and then mail or fax Energy Trust Form 320DHW (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.