An Air-Source Heat Pump Retrofit replaces an existing electric-resistance heating system with an efficient electric air source heat pump (e.g., adds an electric air source heat pump to a system where one did not previously exist).
An Air-Source Heat Pump Upgrade either: 1) replaces an existing electric air source heat pump with a more efficient electric air source heat pump; or 2) is an efficient electric air source heat pump installed as part of a building addition project, new construction project or major renovation project.
Requirements and Specifications
- These measures cannot be used to retrofit packaged terminal air conditioning (PTAC) units.
Preconditions – Heat Pump Retrofit:
- The space is conditioned by zonal or forced-air, electric-resistance heat as the primary heating source. No other heating sources are eligible.
Preconditions – Heat Pump Upgrade:
- The space is conditioned by an operational or failed air source heat pump; or
- The space is part of a building addition, new construction, or a major renovation project.
The installed heat pump must:
- Be an air-to-air heat pump;
- Have an AHRI certificate of product rating; and
- Meet CPI’s efficiency requirements for both heating and cooling per the table below;
- Must complete and submit the incentive form and copies of all invoices.
- Air-source Heat Pump Retrofit – $1,000 per ton
- Air-source Heat Pump Upgrade – $150 per ton