Commercial Air-Source Heat Pump Retrofit and Upgrades

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.

Post-conditions:

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.

Incentive Payment:

  • Air-source Heat Pump Retrofit – $1,000 per ton
  • Air-source Heat Pump Upgrade – $150 per ton