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Whether you own or rent your home, we can help you use energy more wisely, lower your electricity bill, and protect the planet for future generations.

Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs)

Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs), also known as hybrid heat pump water heaters, are the most efficient water heaters available. To assist customers with lowering the cost of buying a heat pump water heater, we provide three ways to receive financial incentives (pick one):

Rebate option Rebate amount Eligibility
Homeowner working with a contractor $500 Installer or Contractor installing a Tier 3 or 4 qualified model
Homeowner DIY at Lowe's or The Home Depot with an instant coupon downloaded in the store $500 Digital Coupon
Additional Rebate Information
Homeowner DIY installation (rebate form) purchase online or at any retailer that sells HPWHs $500 Qualified list of models and $500 rebate form

Replacing your existing electric water heater with a heat pump water heater is more affordable with our rebate options. Find out more about eligibility, a qualified list of products, different retailers, Do-It-Yourself tips, and participating distributors on our website.

Heat Pumps

When your contractor purchases a high-efficiency heat pump they can receive a $300 to $600 instant discount per home that they are able to pass on to you in their bid. Contractor instant discounts are available only through participating distributors. Do-it-yourself installations are not eligible for a heat pump rebate. To get started with upgrading your heating and cooling system, contact a qualified installer or contractor. We recommend getting at least three bids to ensure you are receiving the best quality and price. Be sure to ask your contractor about a City Light discount on your project. Learn more about heat pumps on our website.

Seattle Clean Heat Program - Oil to Electric Heating

Seattle households heating with oil can receive a $2,000 instant rebate when converting to a qualified heat pump system and using a participating contractor.

The rebate is instantly applied at the time of invoice by the contractor. This rebate is offered through the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment.

Income-eligible Seattle households can receive a no-cost conversion from oil furnace to an electric heat pump through the Seattle Office of Housing Clean Heat program.

Washers and Dryers

City Light provides rebates on high-efficiency laundry appliances for your home.


Energy Star® certified front-load washers are the most efficient way to clean your clothes. These washers save energy and water while being easier on your clothes. Their high-speed spin cycle lets your dryer work more efficiently too.

Rebated Item Rebate Amount Eligibility
Energy Star® Front-Load Washer $35 Purchase a qualified product and complete the online rebate form


Tier 3 heat pump clothes dryers are the most efficient dryers on the market. Clothes dryers are typically the number 3 energy user in a home after space heating and water heating. Heat pump clothes dryers cut that energy use in half. The only way to dry clothes more efficiently is to hang them on the line.

Rebated Item Rebate Amount Eligibility
BPA Tier 3 Heat Pump Dryer $175 Purchase a qualified product and complete the online rebate form

Smart Thermostats for Electric Baseboard Heaters

Smart Thermostats for Baseboard Heaters works with these types of high voltage electric heating systems:

  • Electric Baseboard
  • Fan-forced (in-wall)
  • Self-contained Hydronic Baseboard
  • In-ceiling radiant

Rebate Requirements

  • Available to eligible Seattle City Light residential customers only.
  • $50/unit instant rebate courtesy of Seattle City Light.
  • Maximum of 5 rebates per customer.
  • Rebate runs through Dec. 31, 2024.
  • Must be purchased online through the retailer's website.
  • Subject to availability of funding.


Home Electric Vehicle Equipment

Electric Vehicles (EV) typically come with a portable charger that can be plugged into a standard outlet for Level 1 charging (some portable chargers have an adapter for Level 1 and Level 2 charging). See our EV Charging 101 to learn more about charger levels, and explore which option best meets your needs.

Installing a Level 2 EV charger at your home allows for faster charging than from a standard outlet, reduces power losses, and can provide additional programming controls.

Discount on Level 2 Chargers Installed at Single-Family Homes

When your electrical contractor purchases a qualified Level 2 charger from a participating distributor, they receive an instant discount up to a $400 from City Light and can pass those savings on to you in their bid.

Have your contractor contact a participating distributor on your behalf to purchase discounted equipment through the Seattle City Light Residential Midstream EV Charger Program.

Discount Requirements

    • Contractors must purchase equipment through a participating distributor.
    • Chargers must be installed by an electrical contractor at a single-family property (1 – 4 dwellings) within City Light’s service area.
    • Equipment must be an ENERGY STAR certified Level 2 charger with a maximum Output Power of 11.6 kW (48 amps) or less. Visit ENERGY STAR to learn more and look up product eligibility.
    • Limit one electric vehicle charger per dwelling unit.
    • The discount cannot exceed 80% of the product’s regular retail cost.
    • Rebate runs through Dec. 31, 2024

Additional Incentive Programs

Thermostatic Shut-off Valves

Save hot water without changing your routine! With a Thermostatic Shut-off Valve installed, you can have your same hot shower without worrying about wasting hot water during the warm-up period.

How Does it Work

  1. The valve fits between your shower arm and shower head. Installation takes just minutes and, in many cases, can be done without any tools.
  2. Turn on the shower, letting the hot water run while it heats up to your ideal temperature.
  3. Once the water reaches 95 degrees, the valve will kick in and slow the water flow to a trickle.
  4. When you are ready to begin your shower, just pull the cord connected to the valve and the water flow will return to normal.

Rebate Requirements

  • Purchase from our qualified product list at your local retailer, in-store or online.
  • Available to eligible Seattle City Light residential customers only.
  • $15/unit instant rebate courtesy of Seattle City Light.
  • Maximum of 3 rebates per customer.
  • Rebate runs through Dec. 31, 2024.

Making smart energy choices for your home is easier than you think! Take advantage of City Light's programs and information about energy efficiency to save money.

DIY Energy Audit

Use this Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit to help you learn more about your home's energy use and find ways to use energy wisely and lower your bills.

Heating and Cooling Solutions

Make smart choices at home with energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Learn about ductless heat pumps and heat pump water heaters for the most energy-efficient heating systems on the market. Learn more and find discounts too.


Upgrading your windows to high-performance, energy-efficient models will improve the comfort of your home, as well as lower your energy bills. Replacing old windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows can reduce an average home's energy bill by 12% according to the US Department of Energy.


Insulation is an extremely effective way to reduce your heating costs, keep your home cool in the summer, and improve comfort overall. Insulation works by slowing the loss of heat from your home during colder months and heat gain during warmer months, providing a layer between your house and the outside air. This layer is measured by R-values, which is a measure of heat resistance. The higher the R-value, the better. Air-sealing a home prior to adding insulation provides significant added benefit. To learn more about the process and benefits of air sealing and insulating your home, check out this information developed by the ENERGY STAR program.

Electric Vehicles

Consider driving an EV - it's cost-effective, eco-friendly, and convenient. And City Light makes it easier with affordable, carbon-neutral electricity, and utility owned public fast-charging stations across our service territory. Learn more and find existing and planned City Light public charging stations near you.

Renewable Energy Options

Options for homeowners include:

  • Rooftop Solar - Learn more about going solar and whether it's the right option for you.
  • Green Up renewable energy credits (RECs) - City Light customers can help increase renewable energy generation in our region through the purchase of RECs. Learn more and join Green Up today.

You don't have to own your home to make it more comfortable and efficient. Here are a few ways to help you get started.

Tips for Saving Energy and Money

You can save hundreds of dollars each year by:

  • Turning off lights and replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs
  • Programming your thermostat or setting to a lower temperature when you're away or asleep
  • Decreasing your shower time by just a few minutes
  • Unplugging your DVR, stereo, coffee maker, and other electronics when not in use
  • Using a microwave, slow cooker, or toaster oven instead of a larger oven

Renewable Energy Options

Green Up, allows you to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) to help renewable energy providers stay competitive and grow the renewable energy market in our region. Learn more and join Green Up today.

While we do not provide contractor recommendations or endorsements, we do recommend that you get a minimum of three bids and always check references. Here are a few resources to help you find a contractor for your project:

Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters

Home Efficiency Improvement/Heating and Cooling

Solar Installers

Connect with an Expert

A City Light Energy Advisor can help you identify more ways to be energy efficient, save money, and help save the planet.

City Light

Dawn Lindell, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.