The second highest use of energy in your home is your hot water heater. For the efficient use of energy and your dollar, install a new energy efficient water heater and be eligible to receive a $50 credit on your power bill.
In order to qualify for the UEC rebate the unit that you purchase must have an energy efficiency rating factor of 0.93 for a 59 gallons or less and a 0.91for a 60 gallons or more.
To receive the $50 rebate, click here to download the Water Heater Rebate Coupon. Complete the coupon and bring or mail it to UEC with the following information:
You can get a credit on your Oregon income taxes for purchasing premium efficiency water heaters. Eligible models are included on the Oregon Department of Energy list of qualifying systems (See qualifying appliance lists). We update these lists as qualifying equipment comes on the market.
The tax credit is based on the amount of energy saved above standard models. The tax credit is the amount noted on the list of qualifying equipment or 25 percent of the net purchase price of the equipment (not including labor), whichever is less.
Click here for an Application and Instructions on how to apply for a tax credit for qualifying water heater.
Click here to down-load a copy of the Oregon Energy Tax Credit Brochure for more information on the program.