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

TIP: Since the water heater ratings changed, we’ve seen an increase in non-qualifying models submitted for rebates.

To make sure a customer’s water heater qualifies for a rebate, please confirm the model’s usage bin level, then the UEF rating both match the rebate specifications.

Eligible Tank Water Heaters

​Cash for Customers - For replacement of existing equipment

Type of natural gas water heaterUsage Bin Uniform Energy Factor  Rebate 
Tank  (55 gallons or less; 75,000 BTUs or less)
​Medium usage bin     -and-          .64 or greater 

$250 for power vent

$75 for atmospheric

  High usage bin​           -and-      .68 or greater UEF​

$250 for power vent

$75 for atmospheric​

Indirect storage tank​N/A$200
Tankless ​N/A.87 and higher UEF
Remove tank water heater- $500
Remove tankless water heater- $250​

   

Equipment ​Efficiency ​Rebate
Combination Unit - tankless water heater and air handler​.87 or greater UEF​$1000

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.
REBATE PROCESSING REQUIREMENT - Provide what type of water heater was removed before the new water heater was installed. Enter the old type on the rebate form.

Cash for Customers - For new construction

Type of natural gas water heaterUsage Bin Uniform Energy Factor  Rebate 
 
 
Tank (≤ 55 gallons)
< 75,000 Btu
​Medium usage bin         -and-       .64 or greater

$100 for power vent

​High usage bin              -and-       .68 or greater

​$100 for power vent

Tank (greater than 75,000 Btu/hr)

≥ 88% Thermal efficiency

Commercial water heater in residential application  

 $250
Indirect storage tank​N/A$200
Tankless ​N/A.87 and higher UEF$250

Equipment ​Efficiency ​Rebate
Combination Unit - tankless water heater and air handler​.87  or greater UEF​$250

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.

Cash for Dealers and Plumbers

Receive $20 for online submissions and $10 for paper submissions for each water heater rebate processed listing your company as the plumber/dealer.

In order for CenterPoint Energy to issue quarterly dealer incentive payment we must have a copy of your company's W-9 on file and your Dealer ID is active (by submitting rebates).  Contact RebateAccounting@CenterPointEnergy.com with questions.

How the Program Works

  1. Work with your customers to determine the best water heater for their home that qualifies for a rebate. Install between Jan. 1 - ​​Dec. 31 and submit the rebate application by Dec. 31.
  2. Complete an online rebate application for your customers and builders. First, please review the Terms & Conditions, then access the online rebate application.

    Customers will receive their rebate faster if you submit the rebate through the dealer - only rebate processing system. If your company chooses to use paper applications access the fill and print rebate form here.

    Submit Online Rebate​

    Note: You’ll need to attach an electronic copy of the dated sales invoice to your online application.
  3. Customers and builders need to allow up to 12 weeks for rebate processing from the time that CenterPoint Energy received the completed rebate application.

Note: This rebate offer is only available to Minnesota residential homes served with natural gas from CenterPoint Energy. ​​Rebates will be processed in the order that they were received and are paid on a first-come, first-served basis.​