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.

Whether you are replacing an existing water heater or installing a new one, a CenterPoint Energy rebate makes that purchase easier.

Rebate Offerings​​

Replacement of natural gas water heater or new construction.

Equipment  Thermal efficiency / Uniform Energy Factor  Rebate 
Tank water h​​eater             
.70 UEF or greater*$50
Tank (75,000 BTU/hr or
greater)
.88% thermal
efficiency or greater
$200 per 100,00 Btuh;
up to 25% of equipment cost
Tankless water heater.80 UEF or greater$250

Replacement of electric water heater with natural gas water heater**

Equipment Uniform Energy Factor Rebate 
Tank water heater
(40 gallon​​s or more)
.70 UEF or greater* $900
Tankless water heater .80 UEF or greater $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 commercial installation for the water heater is greater than 75,000 Btuh, the minimum thermal efficiency is 88%.

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

How the program works

  1. Please review the Terms and Conditions below.
  2. Work with your dealer, plumber or retailer to buy and install a qualifying high-efficiency natural gas water heater for your home or business between Jan. 1-Dec. 31.
  3. Have your dealer/installer submit a rebate application for your installation (including electronic copy of the dated invoice containing the required information in the Terms & Conditions below) through our online rebate processing system.
  4. Receive your rebate check within eight weeks of when we receive the completed rebate application.

Terms & Conditions

This rebate offer is only available to residential homes and businesses served with natural gas from CenterPoint Energy in Oklahoma. The completed Online Rebate Form must be submitted no later than December 31 in the year equipment was installed.

Equipment installed under warranty replacement does not qualify for the rebate.

Builders should negotiate with homeowners to determine who receives the rebate. 

Only dealers/installers who rebate customers at Point of Sale will be eligible to receive rebate payments directly from CenterPoint Energy.   

Dated invoice must include

  • Purchaser name
  • Installation address
  • Brand of water heater
  • Complete model number
  • Serial number of water heater
  • Dealer company name and address

Rebate Processing​

  • Rebates will be processed in the order that they were received and are paid on a first-come, first serve basis.
  • CenterPoint Energy is not responsible if the dealer does not provide accurate information about the amount of a rebate or equipment eligibility.
  • It is the responsibility of the dealer and the purchaser to ensure that the program requirements are met. If program requirements are not met, no rebate will be paid.
  • Rebate qualifications and amounts are subject to change.
  • CenterPoint Energy Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) rebate programs may be cancelled or changed at any time.
  • CenterPoint Energy issues a cash rebate not utility bill credits. 

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 rebate equipment under warranty.

Rebate program funds are budgeted on an annual basis. Rebate amounts and availability are subject to approval by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Some utility rebates are taxable under Internal Revenue Service rules. Customers are responsible for all applicable taxes.

 

 

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