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

Give Your Homebuyers the Comfort and Savings of a High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater

CenterPoint Energy offers homebuilders great rebates when they purchase and install qualifying high-efficiency water heating equipment in the homes they build. Start adding to your bottom line with rebates.


Type of natural gas water heater Thermal efficiency / Uniform Energy Factor Rebate amount
  Tank (less than 75,000 Btu/hr) .70 or greater UEF  $75
Tank (75,000 Btu/hr or greater).88% thermal efficiency or greater$200 per 100,000 Btuh input, not to exceed 25% of total equipment cost
Tankless.80 or greater UEF  $500

​Combination unit

(Forced-air furnace and tankless water heater)

≥ 95 %​ AFUE (furnace)

tankless water heater


Note: For rebate to apply, the new equipment must be listed and Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) verified on the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) or ENERGY STAR® websites.

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 Jan. 1 - ​Dec. 31​​​.
  2. Work with your dealer or plumber to c​omplete a rebate application. Please review all program guidelines and requirements on back of rebate application. 
    Water Heater Rebate form (PDF)​
  3. Combination Unit Rebate form (PDF)​
  4. Have your dealer or installer sign the rebate application form.
  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 the calendar year end (Dec. 31).
    Send to: ​​
    Water Heater Rebate Program 
    CenterPoint Energy 
    PO Box 59038 
    Minneapolis, MN 55459-0038

  7. We'll mail your rebate check 8 weeks following the receipt of your completed application.

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. ​​​​​​

Program Basics

Rebate program funds are budgeted on an annual basis.  Rebate amounts and availability are subject to approval by the Arkansas Public Service Commission. 



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