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Get a $750 rebate when you purchase and install an ENERGY STAR® Certified Heat Pump Water Heater.

ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) save energy by transferring heat from the surrounding air to the water in the storage tank – essentially a refrigerator run in reverse. It takes much less power to move heat from one place to another than generating heat (like a typical electric water heater does via hot electric resistance coils).

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Key Benefits

ENERGY STAR certified HPWHs are an easy choice for energy savings, performance and reliability, and use less than half of the energy of standard electric water heater models, saving homeowners money on their monthly electric bills.

ENERGY STAR® Certified HPWH Savings Based on Household Size

Household Size Annual Savings Payback (years) Lifetime Savings
2 $170 4.8 $1,370
3 $250 3.2 $2,450
4 $330 2.4 $3,530

If all residential water heaters sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR® certified, the energy cost savings would grow to nearly $13.4 billion each year, and more than 155 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from nearly 15 million vehicles. 

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In most homes, HPWHs can be installed right where your current electric water heater sits, making them the best choice for your home. ENERGY STAR® now makes it easy to determine whether an Heat Pump Water Heater is right for your home with its mobile-friendly, Water Heater Replacement Guide.

The guide walks you through 4 simple installation considerations:

  • Electricity Supply: Your current heater is electric, not gas.
  • Access to Air: You have a location for your new water heater that is greater than 40 degrees F and well ventilated.
  • Head Room: You have the necessary ceiling height (HPWHs are taller).
  • Water Drainage: You have any area for drainage, like a nearby floor drain, or other outlets via a small condensate pump.

If your electric water heater is more than 10 years old, be proactive and consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR® heat pump water heater (HPWH) before it fails.

Participate Now

  • Have a Licensed Plumbing Contractor install the ENERGY STAR® Certified HPWH. 
  • Submit application and detailed invoice within 90 days of installation. 
Download the Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate Application

Eligibility

  • You must be a Dominion Energy South Carolina electric residential customer.
  • All Heat Pump Water Heaters meeting the eligibility requirements of this application must be installed on or after 12/01/2020. All equipment must be new and must be installed prior to the submission of the rebate application. Only ENERGY STAR® certified Heat Pump Water Heaters will qualify. Click here to see if your unit qualifies.
  • Equipment MUST be installed by a Licensed Plumbing Contractor. 
  • To be eligible for a rebate, installed Heat Pump Water Heaters must replace an older electric water heater. This program does not allow fuel switching or provide rebates for new Heat Pump Water Heaters that do not replace older electric water heaters. 
  • Applicants must submit a completed Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate Application along with a copy of proof of purchase (detailed installation invoice) within 90 days of installation. 
  • For a complete list of eligibility requirements and other conditions, please refer to the reverse side of the Program Application.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can verify your new equipment by searching for your model number in the ENERGY STAR® product finder.
ENERGY STAR® certified electric heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) save energy by transferring heat from the surrounding air to the water in the storage tank – essentially a refrigerator run in reverse. It takes much less power to move heat from one place to another than generating heat (like a typical electric water heater does via hot electric resistance coils).
Yes, a licensed mechanical contractor must perform the work. We do not provide rebates for self-installed or DIY projects.
Dominion Energy South Carolina residential electric customers are eligible to receive a rebate. 
No, you must receive residential electric service from Dominion Energy South Carolina to be eligible.
You must submit your application along with a copy of proof of purchase (detailed installation invoice) within 90 days of installation.
All rebates are paid by check to the account holder.  
The average processing time is 4-6 weeks. Please be aware that during peak heating and cooling seasons, we receive a large volume of applications. To ensure your check will be delivered in a timely manner, please use the checklist provided with each application. NOTE: Failure to include proof of purchase (detailed installation invoice) is the most common reason for delays in receiving a check

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