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HVAC Rebates and Incentives page updated December 31, 2014

Clark PUD

NW Ductless Rebates

Homeowners who currently heat their home with cable ceiling heat, baseboard or wall heaters can receive a $750 rebate to help pay for an upgrade, as well as 3.5 percent financing. Site built and manufactured homes that are heated with an electric furnace also qualify.

Customers who have outdated cable ceiling heat, baseboard, electric furnaces or wall heaters are likely using more energy than is needed to heat their home. We’re helping qualified customers upgrade to a ductless heating and cooling system that uses a fraction of the electricity and provides more comfort than outdated systems.

Eligible homeowners will receive the rebate when they install a system. A typical system can cost from $4,000 to $6,000, so a $750 rebate is considerable savings.

Why upgrade to a ductless heating and cooling system?

  • Save energy and money every month.
  • Experience a more comfortable home.
  • Systems come standard with air conditioning – no more window units!

How do you know if you qualify for this rebate?
In order to qualify, you need approval by the program, and must use an approved contractor. Your home must also have the following characteristics:

  • You are the homeowner.
  • The home has cable ceiling heat, baseboards, an electric furnace or wall heaters permanently installed.
  • Must use an approved contractor to install the system.

Learn more about the how’s and why’s of these systems at www.goingductless.com.

Heat Pump Rebates

Clark Public Utilities offers incentives to customers with electrically heated homes who have a heat pump installed by a company from our Contractor Network. Once the installation is complete, the appropriate paperwork is submitted, and the work is inspected by the utility, a reimbursement check will be mailed to the customer.

Air source heat pumps
There are different incentives depending on the efficiency of the heat pump.

  • $250 rebate for a heat pump with and efficiency less than 9.0 HSPF. PTCS commissioning* is required.
  • $500 rebate for heat pump with efficiency 9.0 HSPF/14 SEER or higher. PTCS commissioning* required.
  • $750 rebate for heat pump with efficiency 9.0 HSPF/14 SEER or higher when converting from an electric furnace. PTCS commissioning* required.

* PTCS stands for Performance Tested Comfort Systems.

  • PTCS commissioning is the performance testing and adjustments needed to assure that the heat pump is installed to PTCS performance standards.
  • PTCS duct sealing means that special diagnostic equipment is used to measure air leakage from heat ducts. The ducts are then sealed to prevent that leakage.

Ductless heat pump program
Clark Public Utilities is participating in a ductless heat pump program for homeowners who currently heat their home with cable ceiling heat, baseboard or wall heaters, and are  offering a $750 rebate to help pay for an upgrade.

Loans for heat pump installations are also available. For customers who use the loan program, the incentives will be deducted from the loan total at the time of signing.

Incentives may be withdrawn at any time and additional rebates or promotional offers may be added during the year.

 

Manufacturer Rebates

Some manufacturers offer rebates periodically on their systems, please talk to your comfort advisor or call our office to learn about current manufacturer rebates and incentives.

Oregon Energy Trust Rebates

Heat Pump

Energy Trust Incentives

For an upgrade from an electric furnace, baseboard, wall heater or ceiling heat

High-efficiency heat pump, HSPF 9.0: $450

High-efficiency heat pump, HSPF 9.5: $700

For an upgrade from an old heat pump or replacing non-electric heat (examples include: propane, wood or oil)

High-efficiency heat pump, HSPF 9.0: $250

High-efficiency heat pump, HSPF 9.5: $500

Incentive offer is subject to funding availability and may change. Heat pump must be used as the primary heat source; back-up systems do not qualify for an incentive.

Other Incentives

Heat pump optimization: $150

(CheckMe!® or Performance Tested Comfort SystemsTM commissioning)

For ductless heat pump information, click here.

Heat pump advanced controls: $250 for your existing system. Help prevent your furnace from turning on when it’s not needed and save up to 15 percent of the energy you use to heat your home. You may lower annual heating costs by up to $95, without the expense of buying a new heat pump.

Tax Credits

Oregon residential energy tax credit: An Oregon tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Federal energy tax credit: A federal tax credit may be available. Viewavailability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Heat pump must be used as the primary heat source; back-up systems do not qualify for an incentive. Ductless heat pumps (also called “mini splits”) do not qualify for this incentive.

Oregon customers of Portland General Electric or Pacific Power are eligible to participate.

Energy Trust does not pay incentives for energy-efficiency improvements that are mandated for building code compliance, such as remodeling, renovation or new additions to the home.

Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.

http://www.energytrust.org/incentives/heat-pumps/

Ductless

Energy Trust offers an $800 cash incentive per residence. The incentive is limited to a maximum of one incentive per home and is available to offset the cost of one outdoor unit and one indoor unit installed per home. Additional indoor or outdoor units are unlikely to produce significant additional energy savings and are not eligible for additional Energy Trust incentives. Customers who install more than one outdoor unit and/or more than one indoor unit must submit Form 300DHP along with their incentive application.

To qualify for this incentive:

  • Residence must use electric resistance heat (examples include: baseboards, ceiling and wall heat or electric forced-air furnaces) as the primary heat source
  • The ductless heat pump replaces the electric resistance heat in the main area of the home*
  • Unit must be inverter-driven with a minimum five-year warranty
  • Ductless heat pump line sets—the pipes that transfer coolant between the outdoor and indoor units and are wrapped with insulation to prevent heat loss—must be enclosed by the line set cover. To prevent insulation deterioration from the sun, Energy Trust recommends wrapping the insulation with UV tape.
  • Unit must be installed by a contractor who is trained by the manufacturer on the specific heat pump brand, and who attended a NW Ductless Heat Pump Project orientation webinar. View a list of qualified contractors.

*Please note: newly built homes, new additions, homes with existing heat pumps, boilers or gas furnaces do not qualify for this incentive.

Tax credits

Oregon residential energy tax credit: An Oregon tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Federal energy tax credit: A federal tax credit may be available. Viewavailability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Oregon customers who heat their homes with electricity from Portland General Electric or Pacific Power can participate.

Homes with existing heat pumps, gas furnaces or boilers do not qualify.

Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.

http://www.energytrust.org/incentives/ductless-heat-pump/

Gas Furnace Oregon Customers

Energy Trust recommends high-efficiency gas furnaces that are at least 90 percent AFUE. You may qualify for state and federal tax credits; see below. There is no longer a standard Energy Trust incentive for gas furnaces.

Other incentives

Oregon residential energy tax credit: An Oregon tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Federal energy tax credit: A federal tax credit may be available. Viewavailability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Manufacturer rebates: Ask your contractor about rebates that can save you even more money.

NW Natural Customers in Washington

Energy Trust Incentive: Gas furnace—$100

To qualify for this incentive:

  • Gas furnace must have a minimum 90 percent AFUE
  • Gas furnace must be used as the home’s primary heat source

Note: Energy Trust no longer pays incentives for gas furnaces used as backup for high-efficiency heat pumps, also known as hybrid systems.

Incentive offer is subject to funding availability and may change.

Federal energy tax credit: A federal tax credit may be available. Viewavailability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Manufacturer rebates: Ask your contractor about rebates that can save you even more money.

Oregon customers may qualify for state and federal tax credits.

NW Natural customers in Washington who heat their homes with natural gas can receive a $100 gas furnace incentive.

Oregon customers who heat their homes with oil, propane, kerosene, butane or wood can conduct their own energy audit and apply for cash rebates for installed weatherization upgrades through the Oregon Department of Energy’s State Home Oil Weatherization program.

Energy Trust does not pay incentives for energy-efficiency improvements that are mandated for building code compliance, such as remodeling, renovation or new additions to the home.

Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.