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Water Heaters

The WARMAdvantage Program provides rebates for qualifying high efficiency boilers, furnaces and water heaters. To be eligible, you must purchase, install, and operate home heating systems that meet all program requirements. Call 866-NJSMART or see below for detailed information.

Rebate Levels

Water Heater Rebate
Equipment
Type
Minimum
Efficiency Level
Incentives for units purchased through July 31, 2015
Power Vent Gas Water Heater All three requirements must be met:
1) Energy Factor (EF) .67 or greater;
2) ENERGY STAR qualified and
3) Power Vent* (see important note below)  
$500
Tankless Gas Water Heater
Energy Factor (EF) of .82 or greater and ENERGY STAR qualified $500
Gas Water Heater 90% or greater thermal efficiency with sealed combustion $500
Heat Pump Water Heater Minimum 2.0 Energy Factor. $500 Valid for purchases made between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
Boiler and Water Heater Combination Rebate Qualifying boiler and water heating as noted below:

  • Integrated water heating and boiler unit (Combi Boilers)
  • OR a qualifying stand alone water heater (see minimum efficiency for water heaters above)
  • OR an indirect water heater attached to the qualifying boiler
$900 Valid for purchases made between Oct 1, 2014 and Jul 31, 2015
Furnace and Water Heater Combination Rebate Install a qualifying Gas Furnace and either:

  • A qualifying standalone water heater
  • OR an indirect-fired water heater attached to the qualifying furnace
$900 w/ Tier 1

$1,000 w/ Tier 2**

Special Notice:
For those affected by Hurricane Sandy, an additional $200 per unit will be added to the rebate levels shown.  See additional information below.
ENERGY STAR qualified products must be listed at energystar.gov.  
* To determine if a gas water heater is power vented, either click on the model number to expand the product information, or scroll to the "vent type" column in the excel ENERGY STAR product list to ensure the model is power vented.  Atmospherically vented gas water heaters do not qualify for an incentive.

Application Forms

Applications for units purchased on August 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016:

Applications for units purchased prior to August 1, 2015:

Previous Applications

What is the difference between a power-vented and an atmospherically-vented water heater?

It is important to know the difference between these two types of water heaters.  Only power-vented water heaters are eligible for an incentive from New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) (among other eligibility factors).

Atmospheric-vented water heaters do not have a motor to assist in drawing in and venting out flue gases as a result of combustion.  Rather, the hot gases rise on their own as they are lighter than air and vent out a pipe or through the chimney.  In contrast, power-vented water heaters have an electric-powered motor that is housed on top of the tank which powers a fan to draw in the flue gases and force them directly out of a vent pipe (see photo and note the motor housed on top of the tank)

Furthermore, there are some water heater models that utilize electronic dampers that open/close to assist in drawing out the combustion gases.  However, this technology is not the same as industry-classified power-vented systems and ENERGY STAR lists these models as being atmospheric vented; therefore these models do not qualify for incentives offered by NJCEP.

When looking for a water heater that will qualify for an incentive, it is very important to consult the ENERGY STAR list of qualifying products to verify ALL eligibility criteria, and focus on Vent Type, Energy Factor or Thermal Efficiency.

Explanation of Heat Pump Water Heaters

Heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly.

To understand the concept of heat pumps, imagine a refrigerator working in reverse. While a refrigerator removes heat from an enclosed box and expels that heat to the surrounding air, a HPWH takes the heat from surrounding air and transfers it to water in an enclosed tank.

A low-pressure liquid refrigerant is vaporized in the heat pump's evaporator and passed into the compressor. As the pressure of the refrigerant increases, so does its temperature. The heated refrigerant runs through a condenser coil within the storage tank, transferring heat to the water stored there. As the refrigerant delivers its heat to the water, it cools and condenses, and then passes through an expansion valve where the pressure is reduced and the cycle starts over. 

By heating water only when it's needed, ENERGY STAR certified gas tankless water heaters cut water heating expenses, while lso providing continuous hot water delivery. Gas tankless models are a great choice for new construction and major remodeling, but are also becoming popular as a replacement for gas storage water heaters.

Additional Opportunities to Save

If you qualify for the WARMAdvantage rebate, you may be eligible for an extra rebate from your gas company. Check their websites below for applications and information.

Also, consider getting a home energy assessment from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to help you save even more and improve the comfort, safety, and durability of your home.

Are you wondering what other rebates might be available?  Visit our Rebates and Promotions page.

Questions?

Contact us at 866-NJSMART or submit your question online. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page also.

Please allow up to 120 days from the date we receive all required information to process your rebate. To expedite the processing of your application, please be sure to review the instructions carefully and provide all required information and materials.


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