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Water heaters use about 20% of a home’s energy — more energy than your refrigerator, clothes washer, dishwasher, and dryer combined! Switching to an Energy Star certified heat pump water heater can save you hundreds of dollars every year on energy costs. Upgrading to a high efficiency heat pump water heater can help you prepare for a clean energy future, as our energy supply gets cleaner and more renewable every day.

Benefits of a Heat Pump Water Heater

Cleaner & Healthier: Heat pump water heaters produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to a cleaner environment.

Dehumidification: Along with the warm air, heat pump water heaters draw moisture from their surroundings. If it is installed in a humid location, like a basement, it can reduce the need to run a dehumidifier.

Safer: If you are heating your water with fossil fuels like natural gas, propane, or oil, a heat pump water heater can significantly reduce carbon monoxide emissions and indoor air pollutants in your home.

Efficient: These water heaters can be up to four times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters.

Affordable: Upgrading to an electric heat pump water heater can cut your water heating costs in half, saving you $200 -$550 per year on your energy bills, depending on how much hot water you use.

How Do Heat Pump Water Heaters Work?

Heat pump water heaters are a highly efficient way to heat water, using electricity to pull heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to water enclosed in a tank. These water heaters are more efficient because they use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly.

Where are Heat Pump Water Heaters Sold?

Heat pump water heaters are sold and installed by local plumbers, or you can purchase one directly from most large retail stores.


While a heat pump water heater costs more upfront, Central Hudson’s “Instant Rebate” of $1,000 reduces the upfront cost to almost the same as a standard water heater. This means the savings may make up the difference in less than a year for a household of four. Any properly licensed contractor can install this appliance to be eligible for the rebate. 

There is also a Federal tax credit of 30% (up to $2,000) available on qualifying systems.

Replace your aging electric water heater before it fails and start enjoying the savings right away.

(Excerpted from EnergyStar.gov)