​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Water Heater Rebates

Encourage your customers to replace their existing water heater before it leaks.

​Cash for Customers - For replacement and new construction

Type of natural gas water heater Energy Factor  Rebate 
Tank (atmospheric).67 and higher EF$75
Tank (power vent).67 and higher EF$250

.78 and higher EF

( >55 gallons, 

< 75,000 Btu/hr)

Tank 88% Thermal efficiency (>75,000 Btu/hr) Commercial water heater in residential application   $250
Indirect water heater$200
Tankless .90 and higher EF$250


​Combination Unit - tankless water heater and air handler​.90% EF or greater tankless + air handler​$400

Note: For rebate to apply, the new equipment must be listed and Energy Factor (EF) or thermal efficiency verified in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) directory or ENERGY STAR@ Websites.

Cash for Dealers and Plumbers

Receive a $15 dealer incentive for each qualifying water heater rebate processed listing your company as the dealer. Incentive checks are issued on a quarterly basis.

In order for CenterPoint Energy to issue ongoing incentive payments to dealers, we must have a current copy of your Form W-9 on file. We update W-9 files every two years in compliance with tax laws. Contact Clarissa McPherson with questions.

How the Program Works

  1. Work with your customers to determine the best water heater for their home that qualifies for a rebate. Install between January 1 - ​​December 31 and submit the rebate application by December 31.
  2. Complete an online rebate application for your customers and builders: first, please review the Terms & Conditions, then access the online rebate application.

    Submit Online Rebate​

    Note: You’ll need to attach an electronic copy of the dated sales invoice to your online application.
  3. We’ll notify your customer or builder when the rebate application has been submitted and again when payment is approved.
  4. We'll mail a rebate check to your customer or builder within eight weeks of receiving the completed rebate application.

Please note: This rebate offer is only available to Minnesota residential homes served with natural gas from CenterPoint Energy. ​​Rebates will be processed in the order that they were received and are paid on a first-come, first serve basis.​



​​​​​All rebates must be submitted by December 31, 2017.