Energy-Efficient-Water-Heater

According to the US Energy Information Administration, heating the water in your home typically accounts for about 17% of your total utility bill in our climate. Switching to a hybrid electric water heater can cut that usage by use to 50%.

Using a heat pump water heater is one of the best opportunities to reduce energy bills

The Lowdown

You may have noticed a theme: CORE is a big fan of heat pumps, a technology born of refrigeration science. They can have a powerful impact on energy and carbon emissions. Hybrid electric water heaters use a heat pump to gain dramatic increases in energy efficiency. Rather than create hot water from electricity or gas, these units collect heat from the surrounding air and transfer it into a storage tank for later use. As long as the air has a useful amount of heat in it, these units are extremely efficient: up to four times more efficient than a traditional electric water heater.

Get an Energy Assessment. During the assessment, a certified Building Analyst will note your existing water heater’s type and age, and propose any improvements that can be made.

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Marty Treadway programs the smart controls on his water heater using a smart phone. 

HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR PROJECT


Heat Pump Water Heater

CORE Rebate: 25% of project cost up to $500

  • Energy Assessment required
  • Heat pump water heaters must be ENERGY STAR® certified
  • An indirect water heater (or referred to as a “sidearm” water heater) must connect to an existing boiler with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE ) of 92% or higher or a solar thermal water heating system
  • Gas water heater rebates are no longer available

Utility rebates may be available from:
Aspen Electric | Holy Cross Energy | Glenwood Springs Electric | Black Hills Energy | Xcel Energy


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: