​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Water Heater Rebates

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

​Cash for Customers

For new construction or replacement of natural gas water heater​​​

Type of natural gas water heater​​​Thermal efficiency / Uniform Energy factor Mail-in Rebate
Tank water heater.70 or greater UEF$50
Tank (75,000 Btu/hr or greater).88 thermal efficiency
or greater
$200 per 100,000 Btuh; up to 25% of equipment cost
Tankless water heater.80 or greater UEF$250

For replacement of electric resistance water heater with natural gas*​​*

Type of natural gas water heater  Uniform Energy factor Mail-in Rebate 
Tank water heater            
.70 or greater UEF*$900
Tankless water heater.80 or greater UEF$900

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

*If commericial installation for the water heater is greater than or equal to 75,000 Btuh, the minimum thermal efficiency is 80 percent.

**CenterPoint Energy will examine natural gas usage history to confirm eligibility for electric replacement rebate levels.

Cash for dealers ​​​​

Receive a $50 dealer incentive for each qualifying tankless and tank water heaters 75,000 Btu/hr or greater rebates processed listing your company as the installer. 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.

How the program works​​

  1. Work with your customers to determine the best natural gas water heater for their home. Install a qualifying water heater between Jan. 1 -  Dec. 31.​ 
  2. Generate a rebate application for your customers and builders. Simply type your information in the interactive fields and then print your completed form. Please review all program guidelines and requirements on back of rebate application.

    Water Heater Rebate form ​(PDF)​

  3. The rebate application must be signed by a representative of your company and the purchaser of the equipment.
  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 customer name, the install date, brand, complete model number, serial number and applicable efficiency rating.
  6. Mail us the completed application, including required signatures, along with your dated sales invoice. In order to secure your rebate, submit all the paperwork by the calendar year end (Dec. 31).​ 

    Send to: 
    Water Heater Rebate Processing 
    CenterPoint Energy 
    PO Box 59038 
    Minneapolis, MN 55459-0038

  7. We'll mail a rebate check to your customer or builder within six to eight weeks following the receipt of your completed application.

​Please note: This rebate offer is only available for Oklahoma 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.



​​​​​All rebates must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2018.