​​​​​​​​​​​Save Energy & Money​​ with a High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater​​​

Eligible Tank Water Heaters

TIP: When shopping for a new water heater, be sure to look first at a model’s usage bin level, then the efficiency rating to ensure the model qualifies fora rebate. If not sure where to find this information, please ask your plumber or store representative.

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. 

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

$250 for power vent

$75 for atmospheric

​High usage bin.68 or greater

​$250 for power vent

$75 for atmospheric

Tank (>75,000 Btu/hr)

88% Thermal efficiency

Commercial water heater in residential application  

Indirect storage tank​N/A$200
Tankless ​N/A.87 and higher UEF$250
Note: For rebate to apply, the new equipment must be listed and Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) or thermal efficiency verified on the current Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)​ directory or ENERGY STAR@​ websites.

How the Program Work​​s 

If equipment is installed by a dealer:

  1. ​​​Work with the dealer, plumber or retailer of your choice to purchase and install the best qualifying natural gas water heater for your home between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31.

    Online Submission

    Have your dealer, plumber or installer submit a rebate application for your installation (including electronic copy of the dated invoice) through our online rebate processing system. You will receive your rebate faster if your dealer submits the application on your behalf through the dealer-only rebate processing system.

    Paper Submission

    Your dealer, plumber or installer should complete and return a paper application if they don't submit the rebate application online. As with the online submission, a copy of the dated invoice must be included. 
    Water Heater-Plumber Form (PDF)

  2. Receive your rebate check within eight weeks of when we get the completed rebate application.

If you install the equipment:

  1. Buy and install the best qualifying water heater for your home between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31.
  2. Complete the application below. Simply type your information in the interactive fields and then print your completed form. Please review all program guidelines and requirements on the back of the application.
  3. Water Heater-Retailer Form (PDF)​​​​
  4. Include a copy of your dated sales invoice from the retailer (showing the brand, complete model number and serial number of equipment purchased) to your rebate application form.
  5. Mail the completed application, including required signatures along with the dated sales invoice within the calendar year of installation to:
  6. Water Heater Rebate Program
    CenterPoint Energy
    PO Box 59038
    Minneapolis, MN 55459-0038

  7. Receive your rebate check within eight weeks of when we get the completed rebate application.

Note: This rebate offer is only available for Minnesota residential customers who receive natural gas service from CenterPoint Energy. Rebates are paid on a first-come, first-served basis. 




​​​​​All rebates must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2020.