Free Water Heaters for Select GRU Customers
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If you are a low-income customer of Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), you may be eligible for a free, brand-new water heater installed by Fletcher Plumbing, as well as other home improvements, at no cost to you, through the GRU Low-income Energy Efficiency Program Plus (LEEP). You may receive up to (on average) $4250 in home improvements to lower your energy bill, improve your comfort, and reduce energy usage. If you don’t qualify, Fletcher Plumbing can still help you with water heater repairs or replacement at a great price!

If you are eligible you will work with GRU to determine which improvements best suit your home, which can include:

  • Replacing your water heater
  • New central AC and heating systems, or
  • Service your existing HVAC unit(s)
  • Swap out room air conditioners for high-efficiency units
  • Repair leaky ducts
  • Install more insulation
  • Install programmable thermostat
  • Weather-stripping and caulking doors and windows
  • Up to 10 compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)

Rebates are given directly to the GRU LEEPplus Partnering Contractor(s) rather than to the customer. Please select Fletcher Plumbing as your contractor to replace your water heater if that is a recommended upgrade.

You Are Eligible for the LEEP Plus Program if

  • You are a GRU residential electric customer with one year or more service at current address.
  • You own and live in the house being improved and it is a single-family dwelling built in 1997 (or earlier), or a mobile home
  • You can show you meet current HUD Low-income Guidelines
  • Please note that this program only offers assistance once per customer or specific home

To establish low-income status, please contact a federal, state or local assistance agency, such as, but not limited to:
Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation – 352-380-9119.

How to Apply for Free Energy Saving Home Upgrades

Go to the GRU website LEEP-PLUS program page and Submit an application today! Full instructions are provided on how to obtain a free pre-repair home inspection, a list of LEEPplus Partnering Contractors (Fletcher Plumbing will be listed), and how to submit estimates to GRU for approval.