Duct Sealing

Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS)

Duct Sealing and System Certification Rebates

What Is A Dysfunctional House?
Simply, it’s a house that’s not functioning as intended and as a result is wasting energy, wasting money, may be threatening the occupant’s health and safety, and not providing the desired level of comfort.

Studies have found up to 75% of houses can be classified as dysfunctional. They can be old or new. Some newer homes are so tightly built they create problems. Surprisingly, larger and more expensive homes tend to be some of the worst. The problems usually result from the way climate control systems are installed, serviced and maintained.

Rarely can you tell just by looking; it can be difficult and requires professional help and special instruments, but sometimes there are telltale signs. Indications can include: high utility bills, uncomfortable drafts, growth of mold or mildew, musty or unusual odors, condensation on windows, allergies and asthma attacks, frequent headaches and more than occasional flu-like symptoms.

The way to be certain and to identify the sources of the problems is diagnostic testing of your home’s performance. It’s similar to visiting a doctor; technicians measure house temperatures and pressures, then they can diagnose problems and recommend treatment. You wouldn’t have a medical operation without diagnostic testing and probably shouldn’t invest money in home improvements until you know if they’ll be effective, efficient and actually improve your home.

Home performance testing is a state-of-the-art technique to test and analyze the way the house functions as a complete system. Trained technicians use a variety of instruments to measure temperature, airflow and air pressures. PTCS Certified technicians can tell whether the house is pressurized or depressurized and know why.

They can tell how much heated, or cooled air is wastefully leaking into or out of the air ducts and the building envelope. They’ll identify situations where dangerous combustion gases like carbon monoxide fumes are being inhaled into the house, and can tell if a heat pump or air conditioner is properly charged with refrigerant They’ll suggest improvements that will save energy save money, or even save your life. Click here for Premium Efficiency Duct System Standards.

Rebate Amounts
If your primary heat source is electric forced air or heat pump CPI offers the following rebates for duct systems that have been sealed to PTCS specifications by a PTCS certified contractor.

Eligibility Requirements
Single Family New Construction
Single Family Existing
Manufactured Homes (new & existing)
Duct Sealing includes heat pump &
electric forced air
Any electric ducted forced air system
$400
$500
$400
Commissioning& Controls Any new heat pump
$300
$300
$300

*CPI is not responsible for tax credits. To find out how to apply and make sure you qualify for the State of Oregon Tax credits click here.

CPI rebate will be issued upon receipt of the CPI rebate form and PTCS duct certification from a PTCS certified duct sealing contractor.

Contact us at 541-929-8520 or 800-872-9036 x 8520 for more information.

Click here to download the rebate form in pdf format.