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Ductless Heat Pumps

$500 cash incentive

Ductless heat pumps are a highly efficient way to provide heating and cooling to your home and can lower your electricity costs when installed in the primary living area of your home.

To qualify for an incentive for single-family and manufactured homes, installations must:

  • Have a least one indoor unit in the primary living space (great room, living room, etc.)
  • Displace electric heating equipment that is currently being used in your home such as baseboards, ceiling heat, wall heat and electric forced-air furnaces

Installations in previously unconditioned spaces such as garages, attics, or home additions do not qualify for incentives. Ductless heat pump installations in homes that are primarily heated by gas also do not qualify for incentives. Ductless heat pump exceptions may be available for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) that have a unique USPS mailing address and electric utility account separate from the main home.

Increased promotional incentives are available for rental properties and manufactured homes.

If you own an individual condominium unit, townhome, duplex, triplex or fourplex, visit our Multifamily page to view available cash incentives.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    You must live in Oregon and heat your home with electricity provided by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power.

    Installations must have a least one indoor unit in the primary living space (great room, living room) and replacing electric heating equipment that is currently being used in your home such as baseboards, ceiling heat, wall heat and electric forced-air furnaces.

  2. Contact an Energy Trust trade ally contractor and have the work completed.

    To receive an Energy Trust cash incentive, contact a qualified, energy-efficiency-trained Energy Trust trade ally contractor or any contractor with a current Oregon Construction Contractors Board license.

  3. Submit your application within 60 days of installation.

    Your contractor may help you complete the application form. Please allow six to eight weeks for incentive processing and payment.

    Download Incentive Application

    Send by Mail

    Energy Trust of Oregon
    Residential
    818 SW 3rd Ave #215
    Portland, OR 97204

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    1.866.516.7592

Equipment Incentive Requirements
Ductless heat pump $500

Home must be a single-family or manufactured home and currently use electric resistance heat* as the primary heat source.

One indoor unit must be installed in the primary living area of the home, must displace electric resistance heat, have a heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) of 9.0 or greater and be installed by a qualified contractor.

*Examples of electric resistance heat include baseboards, ceiling heat, wall heat and electric forced-air furnaces.

Installations in previously unconditioned spaces such as garages, attics, or home additions do not qualify for incentives. Ductless heat pump installations in homes that are primarily heated by gas also do not qualify for incentives.

Savings Within Reach

Income-qualified residents in Oregon may be eligible for increased cash incentives through Savings Within Reach for a qualifying ductless heat pump installed by a participating contractor. Special requirements apply.

Newly built homes, new additions and homes with existing heat pumps, boilers or gas furnaces do not qualify for this incentive. Limit one ductless heat pump incentive per home.

Manufactured Homes

If you live in a manufactured home, you may qualify for a limited-time increased heat pump incentive of $2,500. Visit our heat pump promotion page for additional information.

Single-Family Rental Properties

If you own or manage a single-family rental property, you may qualify for limited-time increased incentives. To qualify, you must hire a participating Instant Incentive Energy Trust trade ally contractor trained to provide services for rental properties. Homes cannot be owner occupied.

Through September 30, 2020, single-family rental properties across Oregon may be eligible for a special promotional price and increased incentive between $1,750-$2,000 on a ductless heat pump professionally installed in the living room. Work with one of our participating trade allies and incentives will be paid directly to your contractor who will deduct the incentive amount from your invoice, reducing your out-of-pocket costs to $2,500 or less.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

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

Download our heating infographic.

Ductless heat pump benefits

  • Provide consistent heat even when outside temperatures drop to 14 degrees F or lower.
  • Are quiet and compact, and can heat or cool individual rooms or zones—each controlled by its own thermostat.
  • Have built-in air filters that can improve air quality in homes without ductwork.
  • Can cut heating costs by up to 40%, compared to standard electric furnaces or electric baseboard heaters.
  • Operate without any connecting ductwork, resulting in easier installation and less disruption in your home.

For more information about the benefits of ductless heat pumps, visit goingductless.com.

Questions?

Give us a call at 1.866.368.7878.