​​​​​​​​​​​Save Energy & Money​​ with a High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater​​​

After home he​ating, hot water is the second largest user of energy in your home – accounting for 15 percent of your total energy use. ​Save now with a rebate and for years to come with lower energy bills. 

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


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

How the Program Work​​s 

  1. ​​​Work with the dealer, plumber or retailer of your choice to purchase and install the best qualifying natural gas water heater for your home between January 1 - December 31.
  2. Have your dealer, plumber or installer submit a rebate application for your installation (including electronic copy of the dated invoice) through our online rebate processing system. (If you are self-installing your water heater, please email​ to receive your rebate application.)
  3. We’ll notify you when the rebate application has been submitted and again when payment is approved. Note: providing your dealer, plumber or installer with your email address allows for faster notification.
  4. Receive your rebate check within eight weeks of when we get the completed rebate application.


Please note: This rebate offer is only available for Minnesota residential customers who receive natural gas service from CenterPoint Energy. Rebates are paid on a first-come, first-served basis. 




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