Water heaters are typically a home’s second-biggest energy user. If your electric water heater is more than 10 years old, it may give you the cold shoulder, resulting in expensive and inconvenient repairs, leaks, or even flooding.
Taking cold showers? Paying for costly water damage? Here’s a better idea:
Need help deciding if you’re a good candidate for a heat pump water heater?
View the ENERGY STAR hot water replacement guide to find out.
How do I get an ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heater?
Purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heater at participating retailers or your local Lowe’s and Home Depots, and apply for your $500 PSO rebate online or via mail.
|Conventional Electric Water Heaters||Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH)|
|Generates heat and stores hot water at all times, whether in use it or not.||Uses electricity to move heat from one place to another. By taking heat from the air, a HPWH heats water when you need it, without making you wait for warm water.|
|Requires regular inspection and maintenance.||3-4x more energy efficient than a standard electric water heater.|
|Can become unreliable as the unit ages, especially after 10 years.||More reliable, with less need for regular inspections and maintenance.|
|Uses 70% less energy than a standard electric model.|
|Comes with a $500 rebate from PSO.|