Water heaters make up a crucial component of your HVAC system. We rely on water heaters to do as their namesake suggests, and heat our water.
Since they’re so essential to normal life in your home, you really can’t avoid having one. That being said, they can be expensive. That’s why we’ve gathered some information about rebates for you. We’ll let you know ahead of time that some more research will probably be needed on your part. We can point you in the right direction, and give you some examples of rebates and tax credits that are available for other models, but in the end you will likely have to do some additional research.
We’re going to explain some of the key information about why there are appliance rebates. Then we’ll give you a broad guide on how to claim rebates. After that, we’ll run through the rebates that are currently available in Arizona, as well as information on how to find future rebates.
So if you’re interested in helping the environment, and saving money, read on.
Why do I Get a Water Heater Rebate?
In very broad terms, most of the rebates you can access for your appliances come from the Energy Star program. Energy Star is a voluntary program run by the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States.
In essence, the program exists to help incentivize replacing older, less energy-efficient models of appliances with more modern ones. Since about half of the energy a household uses comes from heating and cooling, this is an important goal.
In practice, this is facilitated to the consumer in the form of a rebate. You receive a rebate equal to some portion of the purchase price of a new appliance. Hot water heaters use plenty of energy, so they’re certainly a big part of this program.
Regardless of how important you feel the initiative is, this translates to more money in your pocket after a purchase of a new appliance.
How To Claim the Applicable Rebate
In many cases, the way that you claim a rebate is by contacting the company that supplies your gas. Since many of the rebates are connected to your gas company, it makes sense for them to administer some of them.
To receive the federal tax credit for non-solar water heaters, you should start by checking out the Energy Star Federal tax credit guidelines here. Energy star will be able to supply you with some basic information, but the tax credits themselves are administered by the IRS. To claim the tax credits, you’ll have to fill out the applicable forms. If you have an accountant file your taxes, you should reach out to them and let them know that you’ve purchased Energy Star applicable appliances and wish to apply for the appropriate tax credits. If you prepare your own taxes, use the Energy Star tax credit information to serve as a guide.
What Are the Water Heater Rebates for Arizona?
Arizona Public Service (APS) customers can check here to see what possible rebates there are.
There are other types of rebates from other sources. Another possible source of rebates comes if you’re a customer of Southwest Gas. Check their rebate and promotion page to see what rebates are applicable.
Energy Star rebates are available here. You just need to input your zip code to find the applicable rebates.
There are some tankless water heater rebates in Arizona specifically for Noritz tankless water heaters. Head over to Noritz’s rebate center for more information. Other models of tankless water heaters may be able to receive rebates, you just have to do some research on your specific model.
As far as solar water heater rebates in Arizona, head to SRP’s solar water heater rebate guide. Again, when looking at installing a solar water heater, and the rebates that are available in Arizona, do some research ahead of time.
By now you should have realized that the key to getting rebates for your water heater depends almost entirely on the model and your energy provider. Anyone can apply this information in the following ways:
Choose a water heater that has rebates associated with it.
Whether you’re building your first home, undergoing a renovation, or anything in between, you should be looking at water heater models for which you can receive rebates and/or tax credits.
Check with your Energy Provider
Many rebates are available through your energy provider. They can give you guidance on which types of rebates are available. If rebates are important to you, consider doing research on a couple of different energy providers, and the rebates they can offer you.
We hope that this guide has been informative and helpful. We want to make sure you understand the basics of water heater rebates in Arizona. Through our research, we learned that the specifics of each available rebate are different, and require individual research. If you learn about your water heater, you too can enjoy the benefits of rebates and tax credits for an appliance that almost everyone has and uses every day.
If you spend some time and learn about the water heating systems on the market, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We hope that with the basic information we’ve provided you, you’ll be able to move forward with receiving your rebates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do water heaters qualify for a tax credit?
In many cases yes. Follow the above information to find as many of the applicable tax credits and rebates as possible.
How do I get my water heater rebate in Arizona?
In many cases, you can get the rebate directly from the retailer, from the Federal government, or from your energy provider. Research the make and model of your water heater as well as the energy providers in your area to find the available rebates.
Are there solar water heater rebates in Arizona?
Yes, there are! Check on your individual model to see if you’re covered under any rebate plans. Each different model will have different available rebates, so do your research ahead of time.