Be vigilant! There are many scams designed to attack utility customers. They include con artists posing as utility employees demanding payment and threatening to disconnect power, as well as marketing curious technology designed to lower utility bills. If you get a call from the "PUD" or the "Power Company" and you are not expecting a call... IT MAY BE A SCAM! Learn about some of the common techniques that scammers use here: www.pud3.org/scams

Heat Pump Incentives

Heat Pump Incentives

Upgrading to an efficient heat pump is a good way to save on heating costs.

Are you considering converting to a high efficiency heat pump? PUD 3's heat pump incentive program may be able to help. 

Heat Pumps come in many different efficiency levels. PUD 3 offers incentives for those that are the most energy efficient. The Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS) ducted heat pump program provides step-by-step support to local HVAC contractors to ensure that a new heat pump has been commissioned and configured to deliver conditioned air to its greatest potential. As part of the PTCS air source heat pump program, contractors must:

  • Perform specific calculations to ensure you install the right size heat pump for your home.
  • Adjust the air flow through the heat pump to make sure efficiency, comfort and reliability are achieved.
  • Ensure the correct amount of refrigerant has been charged into the system.

For the greatest efficiency, and to “future-proof” your equipment, consider installing an inverter-driven “variable speed” heat pump.

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A site-built or manufactured home may qualify for PUD 3’s air source heat pump CONVERSION program. PUD 3 has a project progress checklist available for customer use.

  • The new heat pump must be installed according to the Air Source Heat Pump Installation Specifications found on BPA's website.
  • The new heat pump must have a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) rating of 9.0 or higher and a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 14 or higher and must be AHRI tested and certified.
  • 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.
  • PTCS heat pump commissioning tests are required on all units.
  • Duct sealing is recommended. Please see our Insulation Incentives page for incentive and program information. 
  • Find a certified duct sealing technician on BPA's website.
  • Duct sealing forms and information can be found at BPA's website.

Incentive Amounts

$1400 - for existing electric forced air furnace to SINGLE speed heat pump.

$1600 - for existing electric forced air furnace to VARIABLE speed heat pump.

$500 - for existing heat pump to SINGLE speed heat pump.

$700 - for existing heat pump to VARIABLE speed heat pump.

$500 - for existing ZONAL ELECTRIC or NON-ELECTRIC heat source to SINGLE speed heat pump.

$700 - for existing ZONAL ELECTRIC or NON-ELECTRIC heat source to VARIABLE speed heat pump.

COMERCIAL CUSTOMERS looking for heat pump incentives, please call the PUD 3 Conservation Department for more details at (360) 426-0777.

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