Qualifying Water Heater Equipment
Incentives are available for qualifying high efficiency equipment in the chart below:
C&I Water Heater Customer Incentives
Uniform Energy Factor >= 0.91
There are several high-efficiency water heating options available to commercial customers. Download the C&I water heater qualifying equipment table and discuss the best options for your business with your contractor.
Condensing storage water heaters utilize the heat from exhaust gas to heat water efficiently. Condensing storage water heaters can support multiple, simultaneous uses of hot water and are preferred for emergency replacement situations because of the ease of installation. Field-supplied materials are limited to piping and fittings near the heater because these water heaters use the same gas line as the unit they are replacing.
On-demand tankless water heaters provide a constant supply of hot water and are not subject to standby energy loss since they heat water only when needed. Tankless water heaters are well-suited for facilities with restricted or limited space because they do not require a storage tank.
Indirect water heaters consist of a storage tank that connects to a building's main furnace or boiler to heat water. The energy stored by the tank allows the furnace or boiler to turn off and on less often, saving energy. Because they can be installed without additional exhaust piping, indirect water heaters tend to have lower installation and maintenance costs than traditional water heaters.
Condensing volume water heaters utilize heat from exhaust gas to heat water efficiently. Because they produce a high output, condensing hot water boilers can be a good option for facilities with high-volume hot water demands.
If you have questions about how to participate in the C&I Water Heater Initiative, please contact the Initiative implementer: