Water Heater Rebates and Sales
Valley Rural Electric Cooperative offers rebates to members who purchase a new electric water heater. A rebate of $2 per gallon (for tanks from 50 to 79 gallons) or $3 per gallon (for tanks that hold 80 gallons or more) is available. To qualify for a rebate, a member must meet several requirements.
- The water heater must have a capacity of 50 gallons or higher.
- The tank's energy factor must be 0.9 or higher.
- The member must supply the co-op with a copy of the invoice or receipt.
- The member must agree to participate in the co-op's demand response program.
Valley REC offers to members Rheem® Marathon® electric storage tank water heaters for purchase at cost. The water heaters are available in sizes ranging from 15 gallons to 105 gallons. These highly efficient units are a great fit for the co-op’s demand response program because power can be shut off to them during load control periods with minimal heat loss. Marathon units of 50 gallons or larger also qualify for the rebate program that the co-op offers.
The water heaters feature 2-1/2 inches of polyurethane foam insulation. Marathon states the units allow only five degrees of standby heat loss in a 24-hour period. The units also boast a lifetime tank warranty. The seamless, blow-molded polybutene inner tank will not rust or corrode according to the manufacturer.
- Energy-saving Pipe Wrap Kit – reduces heat loss through plumbing lines
- Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve – factory installed
- Water Resistant Grommets – keep out overhead moisture and condensation
- Seamless Molded Non-metallic Inner Tank – can’t rust or corrode
- Fill (Dip) Tube – high temperature commercial grade dip tube for greater durability
- High-tech Heating Elements - upper element with built-in fuse protects tank against "dry fire;" bottom element is long-life, low-watt density titanium
- Polyethylene Outer Jacket – ‘car bumper tough’ to resist dents and scratches during transit, installation and beyond
- Filament-wound Fiberglass Tank – has unmatched strength
- Bowl-shaped tank bottom - for more complete sediment draining
- Recessed Drain Valve – out of the way of brooms, feet and ankles
More details about Marathon residential water heaters are available in these publications.
Fifty-gallon and 85-gallon units are in stock at the co-op. Orders for other sizes normally should be filled within three weeks. Members who purchase a water heater can pick up their unit at the nearest district office. To get more information or to purchase a water heater, please contact the co-op at 800/432-0680 or email Member Services.
Additional information about Marathon water heaters is available on Rheem's website.
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