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Ductless Heat Pump Incentives

Ductless Heat Pump Incentives

Ductless Heating & Cooling Systems offer a great way to upgrade your home.

A ductless heat pump is a highly efficient, and easily installed, primary heating and cooling system for homes and businesses. These systems are safe, quiet and heat rooms evenly at a fraction of the cost of baseboard or wall heaters. They don't require duct work, which eliminates maintenance or worry about duct leakage. Upgrade your electric heat with a ductless heat pump.

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  • SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY- Ductless systems use 25%-50% less energy to heat a home.
  • EXPERIENCE A MORE COMFORTABLE HOME- Ultra-quiet fans evenly circulate air throughout rooms, eliminating hot and cold spots.
  • AIR CONDITIONING COMES STANDARD- Systems come standard with air conditioning to keep a home cool during hot summer months.
  • LOW-COST EASY INSTALLATION- Installation is quick, simple, and inexpensive when compared to other HVAC systems, which means little or no disruption to a home.
  • PUD 3 INCENTIVES AVAILABLE- Receive an incentive from PUD 3 for the installation of a qualifying ductless heat pump system. See program requirements below.

Adding a ductless heat pump increases the flexibility of your heating system. Working with the existing heating system, just one ductless system is enough to heat and cool the average Pacific Northwest home or small business. Keeping an existing heating system in place (optional) ensures bedrooms, bathrooms, and offices remain at desired temperatures, even on the coldest days.

Man standing in his kitchen smiling. A ductless cooling system is behind him.

Program Requirements 

If a single-family electrically heated site-built home has an electric forced air furnace; or baseboards, wall heaters or other zonal resistance heating as its primary heat source; or if a manufactured home has an electric forced air furnace or other zonal resistance heating as its primary heat source; it may qualify for PUD 3’s ductless heat pump incentive. PUD 3 has a project progress checklist available for customer use.

  • The ductless heat pump must be a split system heat pump employing an inverter-driven outdoor compressor, with an inverter-driven or variable speed indoor blower. The Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) must be at least 9.0 for single head systems and 8.0 for multi-head systems. A qualified equipment list can be found on BPA's website.
  • The ductless heat pump must be installed according to the manufacturer's specifications and the Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Best Practices Guide.
  • The ductless heat pump must be installed by a contractor who attended a Northwest Ductless Orientation and received installation training from the manufacturer of the installed DHP equipment. A partial list of installers can be found at www.goingductless.com.
  • If a home has existing duct work, PUD 3 strongly recommends the duct work is tested and sealed according to the duct sealing program requirements. An incentive may be available.
  • Mobile homes assembled before 1977 do not qualify.
  • Washington State Labor & Industries (L&I) electrical, and Mason County or City of Shelton mechanical permit numbers are required upon project completion. Manufactured homes only require L&I permits.
  • The certified contractor must fill out and submit the Ductless Heat Pump Installation Form to the PUD 3 conservation department documenting the condition of the home's existing heating system and the intended operating strategy.
  • The customer must submit a copy of their receipt/invoice showing the make and model number of the qualified equipment.
  • A homeowner's guide for the efficient operation of a ductless heat pump and many more resources can be found on www.goingductless.com.

$1,000 INCENTIVE CHECK FOR HOMES WITH AN EXISTING ELECTRIC FORCED AIR FURNACE

$800 INCENTIVE CHECK FOR HOME WITH EXISTING ZONAL ELECTRIC HEAT

Program Requirements Qualifying commercial buildings must have electric resistance heat as its primary heat source. To see if your building qualifies, please contact the PUD 3 conservation department at (360) 426-0777. PUD 3 has a project checklist available for customer use.

  • The ductless heat pump must be a split system heat pump employing an inverter-driven outdoor compressor, with an inverter-driven or variable speed indoor blower, and must be fully ductless. A qualified equipment list can be found on BPA's website.
  • The ductless heat pump must be installed according to the manufacturer's specifications and the Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Best Practices Guide.
  • The ductless heat pump must be installed by a contractor who attended a Northwest Ductless Orientation and received installation training from the manufacturer of the installed DHP equipment. A partial list of installers can be found at www.goingductless.com.
  • Washington State Labor & Industries (L&I) electrical, and Mason County or City of Shelton mechanical permit numbers are required upon project completion. Manufactured homes only require L&I permits.
  • The certified contractor must fill out and submit the Commercial Ductless Heat Pump Project Information Form to the PUD 3 conservation department documenting the requirements.
  • The customer must submit a copy of their receipt/invoice showing the make and model number of the qualified equipment.
  • A guide for the efficient operation of a ductless heat pump and many more resources can be found on www.goingductless.com

$800/TON OF INSTALLED OUTDOOR UNIT HEATING CAPACITY FOR EACH DHP UNIT SERVING A QUALIFIED INDOOR SPACE.

To determine tonnage, divide the installed BTU capacity by 12,000 and round up or down to the nearest tenth.

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