Use less energy to heat and cool your home and get cash back.
If you heat your home with electric heat, you can save significantly on your electricity bills by installing a ductless heat pump. These highly efficient zonal heating and cooling systems do not require the use of air ducts. Ductless heat pumps consist of an outdoor compressor unit and an indoor air-handling unit, typically mounted high on a wall or ceiling, linked by a refrigerant line. Because the system is so efficient, choosing ductless can cut your heating bills by as much as 50 percent and provide reliable and comfortable heat. And because ductless systems excel at distributing warm or cool air throughout the home, they can help keep you comfortable and cool during warmer months too. Ductless heat pump units have the added advantage of not needing invasive and expensive ductwork installed, so have a short installation period of one to two days.
- Incentive Application
- Participating & Qualified Program Contractors
- Hiring a Contractor
- Eligible Customers
Energy Saving Benefits
- Cut heating costs by up to 50 percent when you choose a ductless heat pump over electric or forced air heating systems
- Save money by dramatically decreasing your electricity use
- Avoid greenhouse gas emission by using less electricity to heat and cool your home
- Promote cleaner air through more efficient energy use
Prior to starting a project, find a contractor using the Washington Participating and Qualified Program Contractors list. Note that select incentives must be completed by a Qualified Program Contractor. Review the incentive application with your contractor to determine eligibility requirements, incentive qualifications and review the list of required documents to submit for an incentive.
Incentive application and required documents must be received within 90 days of the work completed date. Incentive checks are issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed and approved incentive application. Incentives are not to exceed the purchase price of the equipment or service. Equipment and service work may be inspected for compliance. Incentives are subject to tariff approval and may change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Equipment Purchases and Services
|Single-head ductless heat pump
(16+ SEER & 9+ HSPF)
- Incentives are available for existing homes only.
- All HVAC equipment incentives require an Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certificate to qualify. The AHRI Directory can be found online at ahridirectory.org.
- Incentive amount cannot exceed the total cost of the project.
- All required documentation must be submitted within 90 days of the work completed date.
- Additional incentive-specific qualifications and required documentation are listed below.
- Work must be completed by either a Participating Program Contractor or Qualified Program Contractor
- Minimum 9 HSPF and 16 SEER
- Equipment must be a new AHRI rated ductless (mini-split) system listed in the AHRI Certified Directory
- Must employ an inverter driven outdoor compressor unit and a variable speed fan for indoor blower and be fully ductless
- Previous primary heat source must be a permanently installed electric resistance system (i.e. electric baseboard, electric ceiling/wall heat or electric forced air furnace) that served at least 80% of the home’s conditioned floor area
- Equipment must be installed according to Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) specifications as outlined in the Washington HVAC Contractor Program Manual
- Incentive is not offered to customers replacing an existing air source heat pump
- Gas, oil and propane system conversions do not qualify
- Required documents include: