Water Heaters

Water heaters are the second highest source of energy usage in the home. ENERGY STAR certified water heaters can use 50 percent less energy than equipment that meets the minimum federal standard. 1

ENERGY STAR certified water heaters are an easy choice for energy savings, performance, and reliability. High efficiency water heaters use less energy than standard models, saving homeowners money on their utility bills. If you need to replace your current water heater, or are planning for an upgrade, consider a model that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Select a fuel type or water heater technology below to learn more.

Water Heater Fuel Types and Technologies:

Water Heater, Heat Pump

Electric Water Heaters

Choosing an ENERGY STAR certified high efficiency electric storage water heater, known as a heat pump water heater (HPWH), instead of a standard model can save a family of four $3,500 in electricity costs over the lifetime of the water heater.

Water Heater, High Efficiency Gas StorageWhole-Home Gas Tankless

Gas Water Heaters

A natural gas heater that has earned the ENERGY STAR label can save a family of four $25 to $95 per year compared to standard gas water heaters.

Certified ENERGY STAR natural gas water heaters include gas storage water heaters and gas tankless water heaters. If you need to replace your current gas water heater, ask your installer for an ENERGY STAR certified model today. To learn more about the benefits of these measures and how they work, select one of the technologies below:
Natural Gas Water Heaters: High Efficiency Gas Storage
Natural Gas Water Heaters: Whole Home Tankless

Water Heater, Solar

Solar Water Heaters

Using sunshine to heat or preheat your water can cut your annual hot water costs in half. An ENERGY STAR certified solar water heating system can cut your annual hot water costs in half, and is generally designed for use with an electric or gas back-up water heater.
Solar Water Heaters

1. Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ENERGY STAR Water Heater Market Profile. September 2010.^