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Water Heater

An efficient water heater will help you save on your home’s second largest energy expense.

Water heating accounts for 20% of the average home’s energy use. Efficient solutions help you spend less on hot water for the bath, kitchen and laundry room.

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Save $150—$500 Incentive Available

Know your water heater options

The type that's best for you will depend on your home’s heating sources (gas or electric), and the needs of your household.

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Gas Tank Water Heaters

High-efficiency models meet stricter requirements than standard models and include increased insulation, better heat traps and more efficient burners.

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Electric Water Heaters

Electric heat pump water heaters are two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters. They save energy by moving heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly.

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Tankless Water Heaters

With tankless water heaters, you'll never run out of hot water. As soon as you turn it on, cold water flows into the tankless unit, gets heated to a set temperature, then piped to wherever it’s needed. Even if it’s simultaneous to the bath, kitchen and laundry room.

How to upgrade with confidence

Energy Trust works with an impressive network of contractors across Oregon and Southwest Washington who are trained on our incentive program. They know the process and will get you the best upgrade for the best price.

  1. Review Incentive Details and Eligibility

    Incentives are based on the type and utility services for your home.

    See Incentive Details
  2. Gather Estimates and Select Your Contractor

    Use our tips to help you find the right contractor.

    See Tips for Selecting a Contractor
  3. Complete the Installation

    Your contractor will help you determine the right product for your home.

  4. Apply for Your Incentive

    Applications must be received within 60 days of installation and need six to eight weeks for processing. Your contractor may help you, and you can find the application below.

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Energy Trust works with an impressive network of contractors across Oregon and Southwest Washington who are trained on our incentive program. They know the process and will get you the best upgrade for the best price.
  1. Review Incentive Details and Eligibility

    Incentives are based on the type and utility services for your home.

    See Incentive Details
  2. Purchase a qualifying water heater from a participating retailer.

    See Participating Retailers
  3. Install Your Water Heater

    Get step-by-step installation instructions and tips from Energy Trust and our partners.

    Visit Our Tips and Resources Center
Energy Trust works with retailers to offer point-of-purchase discounts on water heaters and other home upgrades to make them more affordable.

“Our new water heater uses two-thirds less energy, and has a much bigger tank. With a cash incentive from Energy Trust and a dealer rebate, the system cost about the same as a standard water heater.”

— Wayne and Kae Vo, West Linn condo owners

Read Wayne and Kae’s full story

Ready to get a new water heater for your home?

Additional Info

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We do not currently have any available incentives that match those criteria.

There are still ways to save and make your home more energy efficient.

Resources and Cash Incentives

Energy-efficient home upgrades help you save for what matters most.

DIY Tips & Resources

Find resources for do-it-yourself projects and low- to no-cost ways to improve the comfort, health and energy efficiency of your home.

Evaluate Your Home

Find out how you can get more from your energy. Evaluating your home’s current energy use is the first step to discovering upgrades that can boost comfort and lower monthly bills.

Your utility is outside our service area.

You can still reap energy and money saving benefits of this upgrade, even though you do not qualify for the Energy Trust incentive.

Visit Energystar.gov

Use this website to find the energy-efficient water heater that will work for your home.

Contact your local utility

Many utility companies offer energy-efficiency programs that can help with upgrade costs.

Tips on Finding a Contractor

With Energy Trust, you can get cash back when you insulate any or all of these areas of your home.