Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters
What is a heat pump water heater?
Heat pump water heaters (sometimes called hybrid water heaters) run on electric power but use different technology than standard electric water heaters. Heat pump water heaters work like a refrigerator but in reverse. They have a small pump at the top that extracts heat from warm air around it, intensifies it with a compressor, delivers the heat to the water, and exhausts the cooler air. Because they draw ambient air to do most of the work, they are very efficient. Thanks to the cooler air that is exhausted from the heat pump, some models provide some degree of dehumidification for your basement.
Video: How a heat pump hot water heater works.
What is the rebate?
The Central Hudson rebate of $400 is only for heat pump water heaters that have an energy factor of 2.0 or higher.
How can I have one installed?
All qualifying units can be installed by a SavingsCentral Trade Ally or yourself. All self-installs will be inspected by a Central Hudson representative.
Note: All other Central Hudson energy efficiency HVAC rebates require Trade Ally installation.
How can I read more online?
Below are links to four types of heat pump water heaters, but there are several more sizes and manufacturers to choose from. All the models listed on the web sites below may not be available locally. The unit you choose must meet the energy efficiency requirements of the program to qualify.
Remember that if the unit you purchase does not meet the energy efficiency requirements (energy factor of 2.0 or greater) it will not qualify for the rebate.