VPPSA has teamed up with Efficiency Vermont to offer a rebate for purchasing and installing a heat pump water heater. VPPSA funds rebates for customers replacing a fossil-fuel fired water heater. Efficiency Vermont funds all rebates for customers replacing an electric resistance water heater.
If you work with a participating HVAC distributor then you will see an instant price discount at the time of purchase.
How A Heat Pump Water Heater Works
Unlike traditional electric heaters, heat pump water heaters do NOT generate their own source of heat! They work by extracting heat from the air surrounding the pump and dispersing it into water inside of a tank. As the water inside the tank heats up, the air surrounding the pump cools down and dehumidifies. So the heat pump water heater doesn't just heat water- it air conditions the space around it.
Will a heat pump water heater help me save money?
According to Efficiency Vermont, heat pump water heaters cost half as much to operate compared to a traditional electric heater!
Is it more efficient than a traditional electric water heater?
According to Energy.gov, heat pump water heaters can be two to three times more efficient than a traditional electric resistance water heater.
Am I eligible for the VPPSA rebate?
Customers of VPPSA member utilities are eligible. VPPSA member utilities include:
- Barton Village, Inc.
- Village of Enosburg Falls Inc.
- Town of Hardwick Electric Department
- Village of Jacksonville
- Village of Johnson, Inc.
- Village of Ludlow Electric Light Department
- Village of Lyndonville Electric Department
- Village of Morrisville Water & Light Department
- Town of Northfield Electric Department
- Incorporated Village of Orleans
- Swanton Village, Inc.
Your municipal electric utility is offering this incentive to meet Vermont's Renewable Energy Standard, which supports utility programs that help customers reduce fossil fuel use from heating and transportation.