ENERGY STAR® Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate

Double the Efficiency for Maximum Savings With Instant Discounts of Up To $600
Twice as efficient as older electric water heaters, ENERGY STAR®-certified heat pump water heaters, sold through participating retailers and distributors, qualify for instant discounts.

An Efficient Way to Heat Water

It’s not so hard to understand why heat pump water heaters are twice as efficient as electric water heaters. They simply move heat rather than make heat, just like a refrigerator, but in reverse. While a refrigerator pulls heat from inside a box and dumps it into the surrounding room, a heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and transfers it – at a higher temperature – into the tank to heat your water. Because they use the warm ambient air temperature to do most of the work, it is a very efficient way to heat water.

As the heat pump removes heat from the surrounding ambient air, it provides a slight cooling effect. The result is dehumidification and cooling. For this reason, heat pumps work well in basements. Because they rely on surrounding air, they require at least 750 cubic feet of space around the heat pump and cannot be installed in a closet or other confined space.

We help make it affordable to upgrade to an ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heater with up to a $600 instant discount provided by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. Whether you’re replacing an old water heater or installing one in a new home, you'll save money up front.

ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict energy-efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Install a heat pump water heater today and save energy - and money!

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Benefits of Heat Pump Water Heaters

  • One of the most energy-efficient water heating systems on the market today
  • 25 to 50 percent savings on electric water heating costs
  • Programmable options such as “vacation mode” that save energy when you’re away and ensure you have hot water when you return
  • Dehumidify damp spaces such as a basement or unconditioned space

Steps to Take

Step 1 - Refer to your utility’s website for more details including FAQs, qualifying units, and list of participating retailers and distributors.

Eversource     UI

Step 2 - Talk with an installer to find out if a heat pump water heater is right for you. Consider the following factors:

  • For the most efficient operation, the heat pump water heater should be installed in a space where temperatures average at least 50 degrees.
  • Because it exhausts cool air, the water heater should not be installed in a heated living area.
  • A heat pump water heater should be installed with at least 750 cubic feet of space around it. It cannot be installed in a closet or other confined space.


Step 3
- You or your installing contractor can purchase a qualifying unit at a discounted price through participating retailers and distributors in Connecticut. Up to a $600 instant discount will be automatically applied to the equipment cost.

Step 4 - Have your qualifying unit installed.

Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Who Is Eligible

Residential customers of Eversource or UI.

Equipment must be ENERGY STAR-certified with an Energy Factor (EF) of 2.4 or greater.

To receive up to a $600 instant rebate, equipment must be purchased from a participating retailer or distributor located in Connecticut.

To find ENERGY STAR-certified units talk to your approved installer or visit the ENERGY STAR website.

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Participating Locations

DISTRIBUTORS and RETAILERS

We strongly encourage you to contact a licensed contractor to ensure proper installation of your heat pump water heater. You or your contractor can receive up to a $600 instant discount on ENERGY STAR®-certified models through the following retailers and distributors.

CONNECTICUT DISTRIBUTORS

Name

Street Address

City

State

Zip Code

BellSimons Companies

209 Forbes Avenue

New Haven

CT

06512

805 Wood Avenue

Bridgeport

CT

06604

Bender Plumbing

1 Muller Ave

Norwalk

CT

06851

1251 South Broad Street

Wallingford

CT

06790

145 Cherry St

Waterbury

CT

06702

197 Wawarme Ave

Hartford

CT

06114

28 Harbor St

Stamford

CT

06902

29 Main St

Torrington

CT

06492

395 James Street

Bridgeport

CT

06604

550 Grand Avenue

New Haven

CT

06511

Branford Winnelson Co.

22 McDermott Road

Branford

CT

06405

Bristol Winnelson Co.

95 Valley Street

Bristol

CT

06010

Clinton plumbing & Heating Supply

27 West Main Street

Guilford

CT

06413

Danbury Winsupply Co.

558 Federal Road, Bldg B

Brookfield

CT

06804

Essex Winnelson Co.

186 Westbrook Road

Essex

CT

06426

F.W. Webb

 150 Locust Street

Hartford

CT

06114

 200 Locust Street

Hartford

CT

06114

 200 Richmond Hill Avenue

Stamford

CT

06902

 570 Vauxhall Street Extension

Waterford

CT

06385

 737 Bank Street

Waterbury

CT

06708

650 Ella T Grasso Boulevard

New Haven

CT

06519

Granite Group

114 Cross St

Westerly

RI

02891

464 South Main St

Colchester

CT

06415

55 North Main St

Norwich

CT

06360

553 Gold Star Highway

Groton

CT

06340

75 Jefferson Ave

New London

CT

06320

8 Custom Dr

Old Saybrook

CT

06475

873 Norwich Rd

Plainville

CT

06374

Hartford Winnelson Co.

287 R Homestead Avenue

Hartford

CT

06112

Manchester Winnelson Co.

160 Hartford Road

Manchester

CT

06040

Middlesex Supply

180 Main Street Ext

Middletown

CT

06457

Middletown Winnelson Co.

120 DeKoven Drive

Middletown

CT

06457

Modern Supply

101 Danbury Road

New Milford

CT

06776

152 Berlin Tpke.

Berlin

CT

06037

New Britain Plumbing Supply

211 John Downey Dr

New Britain

CT

06051

New Shepard Supply

369 Talcottville Road

Vernon

CT

06066

Plimpton & Hills Corp.

1415 East Main Street

Torrington

CT

06790

146 Kings Highway East

Fairfield

CT

06825

148 South Colony Drive

Wallingford

CT

06492

189 Chestnut Street

New Britain

CT

06050

2 Brainard Road

Hartford

CT

06114

210 East Canaan Road (Rt. 44), Unit A

East Canaan

CT

06024

2-4 East View

Farmington

CT

06032

24 Nod Road

Clinton

CT

06413

30 Federal Road

Danbury

CT

06810

401 New State Road

Manchester

CT

06040

92 Research Drive

Stamford

CT

06906

Robinson Supply

226 Prestige Park Rd

East Hartford

CT

06108

Shelton Winnelson

740 River Road

Shelton

CT

06484

Sid Harvey's Industries

17 Eagle Rd

Danbury

CT

06810

206 Murphy Rd

Hartford

CT

06114

26 Bridge St

Groton

CT

06340

2778 Railroad Hill St

Waterbury

CT

06708

Stamford Winnelson Co.

95 Elmcroft Road

Stamford

CT

06902

Supply New England

235 Newfield

Hartford

CT

06106

640 Boston Post Road

Guilford

CT

06437

Thames Valley Winnelson Co.

975 North Road

Groton

CT

06340

The Blake Group

4 New Park Road

East Windsor

CT

06808

The Granite Group

 114 Cross Street

Westerly

RI

02891

 464 South Main Street

Colchester

CT

06415

 55 North Main Street

Norwich

CT

06360

 553 Gold Star Highway

Groton

CT

06340

 75 Jefferson Avenue

New London

CT

06320

 8 Custom Drive

Old Saybrook

CT

06475

 873 Norwich Road

Plainville

CT

06374

300 Sackett Point Road

North Haven

CT

06473

Torrco

100 North Elm Street

Waterbury

CT

06723

261 Oak Avenue

Torrington

CT

06790

36 Kenosia Avenue

Danbury

CT

06810

38 Prospect Hill Drive

East Windsor

CT

06088

40 Mead Street

Stratford

CT

06615

400 Middle Street

Bristol

CT

06010

633 Hope Street

Stamford

CT

06907

87 Union Street

New Haven

CT

06551

Viking Supply

31 Connecticut Avenue

Norwich

CT

06360

Wallingford Winnelson Co.

1068 North Farms Road, Bldg 1

Wallingford

CT

06492

Willimantic Winnelson Co.

65 Moulton Court

Willimantic

CT

06226

 

CONNECTICUT RETAILERS 

Name

Street Address

City

 State

Zip Code

Aitoro Appliances

401 Westport Avenue

Norwalk

CT

06851

Buzaid

125 South Street

Danbury

CT

06810

227 Federal Road

Brookfield

CT

06804

Connecticut Appliances & Fireplace Distributors

50 Graham Place

Southington

CT

06489

Contractors Home Appliances

9 South Main St

East Granby

CT

06026

Hallock's TV & Appliance

30 Water Street

West Haven

CT

06516

885 West Main Street

Brandford

CT

06405

Holloways

1430 Hopmeadow Street

Simsbury

CT

06070

Keith's Appliances

320 West Thames Street

Norwich

CT

06360

Lew White Appliances

934 Federal Road

Brookfield

CT

06804

Marsillio's TV & Appliance

2031 Black Rock Turnpike

Fairfield

CT

06825

Mudrick's TV & Appliance

1480 Barnum Avenue

Stratford

CT

06614

Shore TV

11 East Main Street

Clinton

CT

06413

Sid Miller’s Appliances

550 Cottage Grove Road

Bloomfield

CT

06002

Lowe's

325 Cottage Grove Road

Bloomfield

CT

06002

90 Berlin Road

Cromwell

CT

06416

67 Eagle Road

Danbury

CT

06810

1150 Killingly Commons

Dayville

CT

06241

496 New Haven Avenue

Derby

CT

06418

155 River Road

Lisbon

CT

06351

31 Buckland Hills Drive

Manchester

CT

06040

311 Old Gate Lane

Milford

CT

06460

115 Foxon Boulevard

New Haven

CT

06513

3270 Berlin Turnpike

Newington

CT

06111

50 Boston Post Road

Orange

CT

06477

246 New Britain Avenue

Plainville

CT

06062

500 Executive Boulevard

Southington

CT

06489

420 Winsted Road

Torrington

CT

06790

1094 North Colony Road

Wallingford

CT

06492

167 Waterford Pkwy North

Waterford

CT

06385

 

Updated 02/29/16

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Did you know you might be able to take advantage of federal income tax incentives for energy-efficient and renewable energy home improvements? Congress first passed the incentives in 2005 as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and has amended them several times since then.

Current incentives expire December 31, 2016. The incentives fall into two categories. Be sure to review both to maximize your incentive.

  • Renewable energy sources like geothermal, solar, wind and others are covered under Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit (Part I). You may be able to take a credit of 30% of your qualified costs.
  • Energy efficiency improvements like insulation, windows, HVAC and more are covered under Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit (Part II). Credits for 10% of cost, up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300 may be available.

Helpful links:

ENERGY STAR® – See which products qualify, and for what incentive amount

IRS Tax Forms:

You should contact a tax professional with questions specific to your situation.

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