New Tankless Water Heater Incentive


Energy Trust’s Home Retrofit program will begin offering incentives of up to $400 for qualifying tankless water heaters which are professionally installed in Oregon homes starting April 1, 2022.

This offer will provide an incentive to customers replacing an existing storage tank water heater with a tankless water heater with a 0.82 or greater uniform energy factor (UEF). The unit must have an existing dedicated ½” gas line capable of serving the tankless water heater or a ¾” gas line that is capable of serving the other gas appliances in the house, along with the tankless water heater. Due to the specific gas line requirement, we are relying on trade allies to assess a home’s gas load and pipe sizing requirements before an incentive is offered for these installations.

Energy upgradeIncentive amountRequirements
0.82–0.95 UEF Tankless Water Heater compatible with existing gas line$200Must replace a storage tank water heater.

The tankless unit must have an existing dedicated ½” gas line capable of serving the tankless water heater or a ¾” gas line that is capable of serving the other gas appliances in the house, along with the tankless water heater.

A CO monitor is required on every floor with a bedroom.

Residence must have natural gas provided by NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista.
0.96 UEF Tankless Water Heater compatible with existing gas line$400Must replace a storage tank water heater.

The tankless unit must have an existing dedicated ½” gas line capable of serving the tankless water heater or a ¾” gas line that is capable of serving the other gas appliances in the house, along with the tankless water heater.

A CO monitor is required on every floor with a bedroom.

Residence must have natural gas provided by NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista.

Trade allies must confirm the size of the home’s existing gas line and ensure that all gas appliances, including the new tankless water heater, can operate appropriately with the existing line prior to suggesting that customers may be eligible for the incentive.

Starting April 1, trade allies in Oregon can download an incentive application and submit it by standard mail, email or fax. This incentive will not be available through the online application.

If you have questions about water heater incentives, please contact your account manager or the Residential trade ally team at residentialta@energytrust.org or 1.866.365.3526.