Water heaters are the under-appreciated heroes of the household – and also a big energy user.
Cut costs by up to half
If you have an electric water heater, you could save hundreds of dollars every year by switching to a heat pump water heater.* They’re the most efficient water heaters you can buy.
Most qualify for a generous state tax credit and Energy Trust of Oregon cash-back incentives, which could make your final cost lower than a standard water heater.
Sizing is important to efficient operation. Use this guide to help select the right heat pump water heater for you.
*Source: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Individual circumstances may vary.
Heat pump water heaters:
- Are slightly larger than standard electric water heaters
- Sound similar to an air conditioner (sound level varies by model)
- Produce condensate (water), which is drained or pumped out of the home
- Offer maximum energy savings when located in an unheated space such as a garage
- Generally require a 10’x10’x10’ room or space to allow sufficient airflow. Tier 2 models (see below), which use ducting, can be installed in confined spaces
What’s best for our climate
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance specifies two classes of heat pump water heaters for this region: Tier 1 and Tier 2.
Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 models are eligible for tax credits and cash-back incentives.
|Tier||Installation Locations||Homeowner Install|
|Garages and interior locations.||Energy Trust requires plumber for interior/ducted installations|
*based on a 12-year life
Get Money Back
Qualifying Tier 1 heat pump water heater models are eligible for the following incentives:
- Up to $300 Oregon energy tax credit
- $150 Energy Trust of Oregon cash-back incentive (Tier 1 55 gallons or less)
Qualifying Tier 2 and Tier 3 heat pump water heater models are eligible for the following: