CenterPoint Energy offers homebuilders great rebates when they purchase and install qualifying high-efficiency water heating equipment in the homes they build.
Work with the dealer or plumber of your choice to select a water heater that fits the needs of your homeowners and start adding to your bottom line with rebates.
|Type of natural gas water heater||Energy Factor||Rebate amount|
|Storage tank (40 gallons or more)||.62 or greater EF||$75|
|Storage tank (less than 40 gallons)||.64 or greater EF||$75|
|Tankless||.80 or greater EF||$500|
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.
*Energy Factor is the ratio of useful energy output from the water heater to the total amount of energy delivered to the water heater.
Rebates are rewarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are depleted. Rebate program funds are budgeted on an annual basis. Rebate amounts and availability are subject to approval by the Arkansas Public Service Commission.
How the program works
1. Work with the dealer or plumber of your choice to determine the best natural gas water heater for the homes you build. Install a qualifying water heater in the homes you build between January 1 - December 31, 2015.
2. Work with your dealer or plumber to complete a rebate application. Please review all program guidelines and requirements on back of rebate application.
3. Have your dealer or installer sign the rebate application form.
4. Be sure to list the number of occupants in the home on the rebate application. We are unable to process the application without this information.
5. Attach a copy of your dated sales invoice that shows the equipment purchased. Make sure the invoice includes cusotmer name, the install date, brand, complete model number and serial number.
6. Mail us the completed application including required signatures, along with dated sales invoice. In order to secure your rebate, submit all the paperwork by year end (December 31).
Water Heater Rebate Program
PO Box 59038
Minneapolis, MN 55459-0038
7. We'll mail your rebate check 6 - 8 weeks following the receipt of your completed application.
We require a dated signature from the customer or representative of the company receiving the rebate.
(For the Purchaser, this required signature is the person that is receiving the rebate check. For the Dealer/Plumber or installer, this required signature is from a representative from the company that installed the equipment or the homeowner if self-installed.)
For more information contact your Energy Efficiency Consultant by email or call 501-377-4646.
These are the standard gas water heaters that have been serving millions of homeowners for years. They use room air for combustion and exhaust. The exhaust chimney is installed to a draft hood that sits slightly above the tank. These water heaters use "gravity" (rising warm air) to exhaust combustion byproducts and are vented through the roof. Typically the exhaust vent is connected to the furnace vent and they share the same chimney.
Direct-vent units use no room air at all. Direct-vent water heaters are particularly good for tight construction because they use outside air versus room air for both combustion and exhaust, so they operate independently of other exhaust systems in the house.
These water heaters are the same as the atmospheric models but with a reengineered exhaust system. This unit offers all the benefits of natural gas, plus flexible installation. It requires no chimney, chase, or flue. Because of the power-assisted exhaust, it can be placed up to 40 feet from where it is vented through a sidewall, making it easy to fit in even the most cramped equipment rooms.
A hybrid, this model combines the features of power- and direct-vent models. It's perfect for airtight construction and offers flexible installation.
Tankless water heaters can be an efficient technology for home water heating, but due to their design, tankless water heaters have high natural gas usage requirements (BTU/hour input) compared to tank-style water heaters. The additional load on our system from tankless water heaters results in undesirable capacity demands during peak daily use periods. We do not offer a rebate on this technology.
Please note: This rebate offer is only available for Arkansas or the Texas communities of Texarkana, Nash, Redwater or Wake Village residential heating customers who receive natural gas service from CenterPoint Energy. Rebates are paid on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 warrant rebated equipment.