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

ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) promise huge energy savings. Learn about the benefits of upgrading to a super-efficient water heater as part of an ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade, and see if a heat pump water heater is right for your home.

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 4 approximately $550 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater and more than $5,610 over the HPWH’s lifetime.

A smart investment. While a certified HPWH costs more upfront, the savings will pay back the difference in about three years for a household of 4. Replace your aging electric water heater before it fails, and start enjoying the savings right away.

Household Size Annual kwh Savings Annual $ Savings Payback (Years) Lifetime Savings
Savings and Paybacks for ENERGY STAR Heat Pump Water Heaters
2 1,880 $ 270 5.5 $ 2,050
3 2,820 $ 410 3.7 $ 3,830
4 3,760 $ 550 2.7 $ 5,610

Assumes: $.146 cents/kWh; Incremental Cost = $1,503; 13 - year lifespan

A purchase that protects the environment. If all electric water heaters sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified HPWHs, the energy cost savings would grow to about $8 billion each year, and approximately 150 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from more than 14 million vehicles.