Air Source Heat Pump Incentive Programs

140422_LRB_5047In the Pacific Northwest it is safe to assume that 8 months out of the year the largest contributor to your energy bill comes from heating your home. High efficiency air source heat pumps can significantly lower your home’s heating bill and provide energy-efficient air conditioning throughout the year.

Heat Pump Incentives –

  • Air Source Heat Pump Upgrade – $700 
    Existing primary heat source must be a heat pump, natural gas furnace, wall heaters, baseboard heaters, oil furnace, or propane furnace. The new heat pump must have energy efficiency ratings equal to or greater than SEER 14 and HSPF 9.0. All systems must be Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS) heat pump commissioned and submitted by the HVAC contractor to the PTCS registry for approval before any incentive can be processed. New construction installations will be considered as long as all other program requirements are met.  
  • Air Source Heat Pump Conversion – $1,500 
    Existing primary heat source must be an electric forced-air furnace. The new heat pump must have energy efficiency ratings equal to or greater than SEER 14 and HSPF 9.0. All systems must be Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS) heat pump commissioned and submitted by the HVAC contractor to the PTCS registry for approval before any incentive can be processed.

HVAC Contractors participating in PenLight’s heat pump incentive program will be familiar with which models will best suit your home and qualify for incentives. Consult with your contractor before installation if you have any questions about qualifying.

Can I Choose My Own HVAC Contractor?

Yes! All projects submitted to PenLight must meet the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) program requirements in order to be eligible for incentives. To qualify the HVAC contractor must be Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) Certified and perform the required PTCS heat pump commissioning test. All PTCS forms are to be completed and submitted by the contractor. Be sure to check with the contractor during the proposal process and again before the installation to ensure all PenLight incentive program requirements will be met.

To find a qualified contractor for this program check the list below for the contractors most commonly used by PenLight members. Other licensed and bonded contractors may be qualified. Meet with contractors to consider your heating and cooling options and review your multiple estimates received.

Heat Pump Contractor List

HVAC Contractor to provide all of the following to PenLight:

  • Purchase Invoice
  • AHRI Certification Form
  • Heat Loss and Balance Point Calculations
  • PTCS Heat Pump Commissioning Form and Approval ID#
  • PTCS Verification from PTCS registry website

Duct Sealing Incentives

Duct Sealing is eligible as a stand-alone incentive. It is not required for the heat pump upgrade or conversion incentive.

  • Site Built Homes with a substantial amount of ductwork in unconditioned spaces such as crawlspaces or attics qualify for an additional PTCS Duct Sealing incentive of $250 to offset the cost of optional duct sealing.
  • Manufactured Homes with ductwork in crawlspaces qualify for an additional PTCS duct Sealing incentive of $200 to offset the cost of optional duct sealing.

For more information call 253-857-5950 or email: energy specialist.

 

For our Members, it pays to be Comfortable Comfort Ready Home is a partnership between utilities and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that helps communities become more energy efficient, healthier and more comfortable through home weatherization, HVAC and water-heating upgrades. If you’re a homeowner looking to make a smart investment in your home’s comfort and energy savings, Comfort Ready Home has tools and resources to help you find upgrades that match your budget, locate licensed and bonded contractors near you and receive incentives from PenLight.