If your electric water heater has been around more than a decade, it might be time for a replacement. When shopping around, take a look at the energy-saving heat pump water heaters (HPWH). While a HPWH typically cost more than a standard water heater, it can be two to three times more energy-efficient than conventional electric resistance units. And now, we’re trying to help make the purchase and payback of a HPWH even easier.

JOEMC is now offering a rebate of $300 for newly installed HPWH of 55 gallons or less. To be eligible for the rebate, the unit must be installed within the 90 days preceding the rebate application submission and in a home served by JOEMC. In addition, when replacing an existing unit with a new HPWH, the old water heater can’t have an efficiency factor greater than 0.90 and the unit must be completely disconnected from the home.

All submitted applications must also include a proof of purchase (sales receipt or invoice) and a copy of the yellow EnergyGuide included with the system.