Save Money and More with ENERGY STAR Certified Heat Pump Water Heaters

ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) promise huge energy savings. Begin planning now for your next water heater purchase and enjoy all these benefits:

Big savings. ENERGY STAR certified HPWHs can save a household of 3 approximately $370 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater. Larger families — that typically use more hot water — will save even more!  (See table below.)

A smart investment. While a certified HPWH costs more upfront, the savings will pay back the difference in two years for a household of 3. Replace your aging electric water heater before it fails, and start enjoying the savings right away.

ENERGY STAR HPWH Savings Based on Household Size
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
Annual Savings $ 120 $ 250 $ 370 $ 490 $ 620 $ 740
Paybacks (Years) 7.1 3.4 2.3 1.7 1.4 1.1
Lifetime Savings $ 350 $ 1,650 $ 2,850 $ 4,050 $ 5,350 $ 6,550
Assumes: Electricity Rate of 12 cents/kWh; Incremental cost = $850: 10 -year lifespan; no incentives.

A purchase that protects the environment. If everyone buying an electric water heater this year chose an ENERGY STAR certified HPWH model instead of a standard model, we would avoid 19.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. That's the equivalent of taking 1.6 million cars off the road.