Heat Pump Rebates

 

This program is available to all Northern Wasco County PUD residential customers with permanently installed electric heat, for as long as funds are available.
Customers seeking rebates must contact the PUD prior to purchasing or installing unit for pre-approval to confirm unit is eligible and funding is available.
Failure to do so may result in delay or denial or rebates.

 

Eligibility: To be eligible for a rebate, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Equipment must be installed within 60 days of pre-approval notification.  If 60 days passes between dated receipt of pre-approval notification and final approval of all required documents after install, contractor will have to RESUBMIT pre-approval documentation to the NWCPUD to verify availability of remaining funds.
  2. Have permanently installed electric heat as the primary heating system.
  3. System(s) must be installed by an approved heating contractor.
  4. Installation site should be up to code in the major insulation areas – attic, walls, and floor – and system ductwork may be required to be sealed by a certified PTCS Duct Sealing technician in order to qualify for the high-efficiency ducted heat pump rebate.
  5. Unit must be installed in a building served by the PUD.
  6. AHRI Certificate and Heat Pump Sizing Calculator to be completed by installing contractor and submitted to PUD prior to installation for pre-approval.
  7. Air Source Heat Pumps must have HSPF > 9.0 and SEER > 14.0 **** Ductless Heat Pumps must have HSPF > 9.0 (Multi-Zone HSPF > 8.0)
  8. Comply with PUD specifications for heat pump installations.
  9. Customer or contractor must provide copies of the itemized invoice and submit all associated paperwork (PTCS/NWDHPP)  to be considered for rebate.
  10. A PUD representative must inspect the equipment and installation prior to rebate disbursement.
Air to Air Heat Pumps:
If you are replacing a zonal or central electric resistance heating system (baseboard, wall, cadet, or forced-air furnace with or without A/C) the PUD will issue a $1,400.00 rebate to our customers when they install a qualifying high-efficiency, ducted heat pump system in their home.  If you are replacing an existing heat pump system, the PUD will rebate to our customers $1,000.00 when they install a qualifying high-efficiency, ducted heat pump system in their home.  There is no rebate available for replacing gas, oil, propane, or wood-fueled furnaces.  The system installed must be the primary heating and cooling source for the building. The rebate is not intended to cover repairs for existing heat pumps. No rebate on systems still under warranty.  The PUD can only allow one heat pump rebate per customer meter in a ten-year period.


Ductless Heat Pumps:

If you are supplementing a zonal electric resistance heating system (baseboard, wall, or cadet) the PUD will rebate to our customers $1,000.00 when they install a qualifying high-efficiency ductless heat pump system in their home.  If you are supplementing a central electric resistance heating system (forced-air with or without A/C) the PUD will rebate to our customers $1,200.00 when they install a qualifying high-efficiency ductless heat pump system in their home.  Rebate not to exceed 80% of customer’s costs.


Ground Source Heat Pumps: 
PUD will rebate to our customers $4,955 when they install a new all electric geo-thermal heat pump system in their home. The system must be the primary heating and cooling source for the building. No rebate to replace an old ground source heat pump.
 

 

 

The PUD does not make any express or implied warranty of the heating equipment, or the 

 electrical connection or the compliance of any of the work with state or local  electrical or building

codes or as to the quality of work of the suppliers and/or contractors. These  rebates are only 

available as long as funding is available and may be withdrawn without notice.

 

 

Click Here to Download our PDF Document Icon NWCPUD Heat Pump Rebate Form 010115

 

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