Electric Storage Water Heaters

Energy efficient water heaters

Get $50 cash back

Important! Rocky Mountain Power’s planned changes to the incentives and equipment qualifications associated with our energy efficiency program became effective April 14th. For questions or additional clarification, please email us.

Warm up to lower water heating costs

Upgrade to an energy-efficient electric storage water heater and save with wattsmart cash incentives. From hot showers to dishwashing, a typical household spends an average of $500 per year heating water. By installing a qualified electric storage water heater, you can save serious energy, reduce standby heat loss and bring that total down.

Qualifications & Incentives

$50 customer incentive

Unit must be on the Qualified Water Heaters list at the time of purchase

Qualifying units must be:

  • 40-49.9 gallons with an Energy Factor, or EF, of 0.94 or higher
  • 50-65.9 gallons with an EF of 0.95 or higher
  • ≥ 66 gallons with and EF of 0.93 or higher

Incentive Application must be postmarked within 90 days of purchase

Not sure if your water heater is electric or gas?

Here's how to tell:

First, read the label to see if it gives indication.

If you can't figure it out from the label, take a look at the pipes.

  • Gas water heaters will have 3 pipes: gas in, water in and water out. The gas line, often at the bottom of the unit, will have a shut-off valve on it. This differentiates it from an electrical conduit.
  • Electric water heaters will have 2 pipes: water in and water out with an electrical conduit or electrical wire feed lines

Please note: Gas lines and electric wiring can be extremely dangerous. Be sure to contact a plumbing professional if you're unable to discern the type of water heating system in your home.

Please see Incentive Application for a list of required documentation and additional terms and conditions. Incentives are subject to Idaho Public Utilities Commission approval and may change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Customer Eligibility

Residential electric customers residing in the state of Idaho who purchase their electricity from Rocky Mountain Power on rate schedules 1 or 36 qualify. Landlords who own rental properties served by the company in the state of Idaho where the tenant is billed on rate schedules 1 or 36 also qualify for this program. You can locate your rate schedule on your bill or by calling 1-888-221-7070. Incentive checks are only issued in the name of the Rocky Mountain Power accountholder.

How to Apply

You will need these items to apply online for your incentive:

  • Rocky Mountain Power account number
  • Electronic image of your receipt that shows the manufacturer name and model number of your new product

Important details:

  • Complete and submit your online application within 90 days of installing or purchasing your new energy-efficient product.
  • Please allow six weeks plus mail service time for delivery of your incentive check after we receive your approved application and receipt.
  • You can locate your account number on your statement as shown below.

Have you already applied? Track your incentive status online. Please allow 48 hours for your online application to load in our system.