​​​​​​​​​Save energy and money when you install a high-efficiency natural gas water heater. The greater the efficiency, the greater your rebate. Whether you are replacing an existing water heater or installing a new one, a CenterPoint Energy rebate makes that purchase easier.

Rebate Offerings

Replacement of natural gas water heater or new construction

Natural gas water heater Energy factor  Rebate amounts
Tank water heater
.62 EF and greater$50
Tank water heater
.67 EF and greater$100
Tankless water heater.80 EF and greater$250

Note: Ratings will be determined using the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) system. See www.ahridirectory.com​.

Energy factor (EF) is the ratio of useful energy output from the water heater to the total amount of energy delivered to the water heater. *CenterPoint Energy will examine natural gas usage history to confirm eligibility for electric replacement rebate levels.

If commercial installation, for tank water heaters >75,000 Btuh, minimum thermal efficiency is 88%.​

​Program Basics

Program dates are January 1 - ​December 31. Rebates are rewarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are depleted. Rebate program funds are budgeted on an annual basis.

Three Easy Steps to Receive a Rebate

  1. ​Purchase and install qualifying new natural gas equipment at a location with natural gas service from CenterPoint Energy in Mississippi. Account number must be activated for installation address in order for rebate to be processed.
  2. Complete the rebate form with your contractor or installer.​
    Water Heating Rebate Form​​ (PDF)
  3. Submit the rebate form with a copy of the invoice to:
    Water Heater Rebate ​
    CenterPoint Energy 
    PO Box 59038 
    Minneapolis, MN 55459-0038

Make sure the invoice includes the date, brand, model number, serial number and applicable efficiency rating. To avoid delays, submit all paperwork as soon as equipment installation is complete.

Some utility rebates are taxable under Internal Revenue Service rules. Customers are responsible for all applicable taxes.

CenterPoint Energy reserves the right to limit any rebate and conduct on-site inspection of installed equipment. All decisions by CenterPoint Energy regarding energy savings, cost savings, rebate amounts and approvals are final. CenterPoint Energy cannot guarantee energy savings and does not warranty rebated equipment.

Allow six to eight weeks for rebate processing.

 

 

​​​​​All rebates must be submitted by December 31, 2016.