Incentives & Programs

Heat Pump Water Heater

Heat Pump Water Heater

Heat pump water heaters offer improved efficiency and increased energy savings compared to standard units. The benefit of a heat pump water heater is that you get at least twice as much hot water from each kilowatt-hour of electricity consumed as you get from a standard electric water heater. And, while a heat pump water system costs more upfront, the savings will pay back the difference in two years for a household of four.

<div class="table-wrap"> <table> <tr><th>System Type</th><th>Incentive Criteria</th><th>Incentive Amount</th></tr> <tr><td>Air Source HP Water Heater</td><td>EF > 1.9</td><td>$400</td></tr> <tr><td>Water or Ground Source HP Water Heater</td><td>COP > 2.8</td><td>$650</td></tr> </table </div>



The following guidelines will generally apply. Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case

  • All heat pump water heaters must be permanently installed.
  • An incentive payment will be paid to the owner after the equipment is installed, operating, and tested by the installer to manufacture recommendations. No incentive(s) will be paid without the completion of the application form. The application form must then be signed by both the installer and the owner. This form will then be submitted to the owner’s electric utility.
  • ‍The incentive payment to the owner will come directly from their local electric utility.
  • Low Interest Loan - For homeowners who choose this option the program is administered through the Nebraska Energy Offices – Dollar and Energy Savings Loan Program. For more information go to
  • Program is subject to the Terms and Conditions as outlined on the application and to the General Guidelines.

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