Heat Pump

We currently offer a rebate to members who add a new heat pump to their current heating system.

Why consider a heat pump? The electric heat pump is the most efficient heating system on the market today. Heat pumps offer clean, safe, reliable comfort all year long.

What will a heat pump do for you?

  • Keep you warm during the winter
  • Keep you cool in summer and save you money
  • They are the most efficient heating system on the market today
  • Keep you safe from carbon monoxide, a deadly byproduct of fuel burning
  • Keep your home clean, by reducing the amount of airborne dust and mildew
  • Keep your home dry, by dehumidifying the air inside your home

Heating Costs for 2,000 Square Foot Home

Based upon typical January weather conditions, and April 2010 costs. Heat types marked with an * indicate new high efficiency furnaces.

Type Heat Furnace Efficiency BTU’s Specific Units Cost
Electric Furnace 100% 4,095,600 1200 kWh $91.80
Heat Pump 320% 1,575,231 375 kWh $28.69
Zonal 127% 3,224,882 945 kWh $72.28
Natural Gas* 95% 4,311,158 43.1 Therms $61.84
Wood Stove 45% 9,101,333 0.331 Cords $52.95
Pellet Stove 75% 5,460,800 0.325 Tons $78.01
Fuel Oil* 80% 5,119,500 36.6 Gallons $108.97
Propane* 80% 5,119,500 56.0 Gallons $111.85

For the best combination of heating efficiency and convenience, the electric heat pump is the clear choice. It’s also the only system, out of all of those listed, which also offers warm weather cooling.

Requirements for the Rebate Program

  • Ceiling insulation R-19 minimum
  • Duct insulation R-3 minimum
  • Floor insulation R-11 minimum

 
 
Electric Forced Air:
This incentive is available for all new and existing site built and manufactured homes.

Rebates are available for heat pumps or electric furnaces. It must be installed by a PTCS certified contractor, commissioned in accordance with the Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) specifications and have the duct system PTCS Certified if any of the ducts are outside the conditioned space.

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

 
 
Air Source and Variable Speed Heat Pump Upgrade:
Available for replacing an existing heat pump or adding a heat pump to a system with gas backup. The heat pump must have a minimum HSPF of 9, a SEER of 14, and be installed by a PTCS Certified contractor.

Ducts outside where duct sealing is required (such as unheated crawl space or attic)
Rebate: $1,000

Ducts inside where duct sealing is not required (Homes with a basement, or that have a PTCS test only)
Rebate: $500

Air Source Heat Pump Conversion (New Heat Pumps):
The PTCS air source heat pump conversion measure provides an incentive for replacing an electric forced air furnace with a heat pump. The heat pump must have a minimum HSPF of 9, a SEER of 14, and the work must be completed by a PTCS Certified contractor.

Ducts outside where duct sealing is required
Rebate: $1,900

Ducts inside where duct sealing is not required (Homes with a basement, or that have a PTCS test only)
Rebate:$1,400
 
 
The Steps Involved

  • Initial inquiry by customer
  • Schedule in home energy inspection if required. (Any site built home constructed after 1/81 is exempt from inspection.)
  • Customer obtains heat pump bid(s) from PTCS certified contractor(s).
  • Customer notifies contractor to proceed with work
  • Installer sends CPI Heat Pump Rebate form, copies of the PTCS verification information, whole house heating/cooling load calculations, and invoice to CPI (HP Dealer Rebate Form).
  • Contractor sends verification that the ducts are sealed by a certified contractor in accordance with PTCS specifications to CPI and BPA.
  • On site inspection of contractor’s work by CPI

Program subject to change without notice.