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Water Heating

Upgrade your water heater to an ENERGY STAR® certified model and save.

Don’t let your water heater drain your bank account. When your water heater stops working you have a great opportunity to upgrade to a more efficient system and the DCSEU can help.

Quick Info: Work with a participating DCSEU contractor to maximize energy savings and make sure your purchase is eligible for a rebate from the DCSEU.

Rebates:
$100-$500

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Yearly Energy Cost Savings:
Save 12%-48%
when you replace your water heater with a new energy efficient one.

What to Look For When Buying a New Water Heater

If you need to replace an old or failing water heating system, or are ready to upgrade, we recommend that you:

1. Decide what size you need.

If your current water heater meets your needs most of the time, you can probably replace it with one the same size. Your DCSEU participating contractor can help you decide if a larger model is necessary.

2. Choose the best fit for your hot water needs.

High efficiency water heaters often require direct venting outside. Tankless water heaters require a certain amount of gas pressure to operate. Your installer can determine which models are a good fit for your home.

3. Get a quote from a DCSEU Participating Contractor.

Equipment must be installed by a DCSEU Participating Contractor to be eligible for rebates. The installer should confirm the optimal water heater size for you home. When requesting a quote, remember to:

  • Request cost estimates in writing.
  • Ask for references.
  • Check to see if the company is licensed to perform heating and plumbing work in District of Columbia. Equipment must be installed by contractors licensed in DC in order to be eligible for DCSEU rebates.
  • Confirm that the company will obtain a local permit to install your water heater and understands local residential building codes.

Rebates

 

Water heaters must be installed by a DCSEU Participating Contractor in order to qualify for rebates. Contractors must have a valid DC Master Plumbing/Gas Fitter license to offer water heating. If your contractor is not listed, please ask them to contact the DCSEU to enroll.

 

Qualifying Product

Qualifying Efficiency Level

Rebate Amount

ENERGY STAR Qualified Storage Water Heater, ≤ 75 gallons, 75,000 BTU/hr

EF 0.67+

$100

ENERGY STAR Qualified Light Duty EPACT Natural Gas Storage Water Heater, 75,000 - 100,000 BTU/hr

TE ≥ 0.90

$500

ENERGY STAR Qualified Tankless Water Heater

EF ≥ 0.90

$300

ENERGY STAR Qualified Heat Pump Electric Water Heater, ≤ 55 gallons

EF ≥ 2.0

$500

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Eligibility

Work with your DCSEU participating contractor to find out which equipment is eligible for rebates or apply for a rebate online if you have worked with a participating contractor to install qualifying equipment. Equipment must be installed on or after 11/4/16 to qualify for rebates. For more information, contact us at 202-479-2222 or info@dcseu.com.

Find a Contractor

* Star ratings are determined from the results of Customer Satisfaction surveys.

 
John G. Webster Company
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10738 Tucker Street
Beltsville, MD 20705
(240) 433-1300
www.johngwebster.com



Presidential Heating & AC
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8000 Cessna Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 670-0851
www.presidentialheat.com



James A. Wheat & Sons, Inc.
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7834 Beechcraft Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 670-1944
www.wheatandsons.com



Vito Services
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681 Southlawn Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 251-0211
www.vitoservices.com



B&B Air Conditioning and Heating Service Company
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12324 Wilkins Ave
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-2700
http://www.bbairconditioning.com/



Ben's Air Conditioning & Heating
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3308 Geaton Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 952-0424



All-Pro Services, Inc.
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1215 Ritchie Road
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(301) 350-3800
http://www.all-pro-services.com/



Magnolia Plumbing Heating & Cooling
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600 Gallatin Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 829-8510
www.magnoliaplumbing.com



Real Plumbers (Warner Super Service, Inc)
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7321 Livingston Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 567-2001
www.realplumbers.net



Polar Bear Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.
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8472 A Tyco Road
Vienna, VA 22182
(202) 333-1310
http://www.polarbearairconditioning.com/



Argent Heating and Cooling
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501 Church Street NE Suite 306
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 281-6300
http://argent-heating-cooling.com



CroppMetcalfe Heating & Air Conditioning
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8421 Hilltop Rd
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 698-8855
www.croppmetcalfe.com



John C Flood
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6430 General Green Way
Alexandria, VA 22313
(202) 333-8229
www.johncflood.com



Climate Heating and Cooling
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6714-A Electronic Drive
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 750-4008



JM Plumbing & Heating
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5242 Port Royal Rd Ste 1401
Springfield, VA 22150
(202) 351-6878
www.jmplumbing.com




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