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Limited-time promotion for ducted and ductless heat pumps

$2,500 - $3,000 cash incentive for manufactured homes

Manufactured home residents across Oregon may be eligible for a special promotional price and increased incentive on a professionally installed ducted or ductless heat pump through December 31, 2019. By working with one of our participating trade allies, incentives will be paid directly to your contractor, who will deduct the incentive amount from your invoice, reducing your out-of-pocket costs.

Ducted and ductless heat pumps are about twice as efficient as an electric furnace and can help you save up to 50 percent on your annual heating costs. These efficient systems also allow you to cool your home during hot summer months, so you can close the windows, turn off the fans and get rid of that noisy room air conditioner.

  1. Establish your eligibility

    You must live in Oregon and heat your home primarily with an electric forced-air furnace using electricity provided by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power and work one of our selected trade allies. If you do not own your manufactured home, the property owner or manager must approve the services before any improvements can begin.

  2. Select a trade ally and have them install the equipment

    Eligible manufactured home residents should contact Energy Trust or one of our selected trade allies listed under the Participating Trade Allies page. Energy Trust is working with contractors who have experience with heating systems in manufactured homes to offer preferred pricing, in addition to increased Energy Trust incentives, to keep out-of-pocket costs low. You must work with one of our approved contractors to be eligible for this promotion. Whether you own or rent your manufactured home, Energy Trust can help you find a participating trade ally contractor.

    To receive a list of approved Energy Trust trade allies in your area, call us at 1.866.311.1822 or check the Participating Trade Allies page.

Heat Pumps Incentive* Requirements
Heat pump (ducted) $3,000
  • Manufactured home built between 1985 and 2015
  • Currently uses electric forced-air furnace as primary heat source
  • Portland General Electric or Pacific Power customer
  • Must use approved contractor
Ductless heat pump $2,500
  • Manufactured home built before 2016
  • Currently uses electric forced-air furnace as primary heat source
  • Portland General Electric or Pacific Power customer
  • Must use approved contractor
  • Limited to single-head interior systems

*Incentives will be paid directly to your contractor, who will deduct the incentive amount from your invoice, reducing your out-of-pocket costs. You are responsible for paying the balance of the invoice.

How do I know if a ducted or ductless heat pump will be better for my home?

A ducted heat pump works in weather conditions down to about 35 degrees unassisted, and down to about 20 degrees with support from a backup electric furnace. Ducted systems may be suitable for homes with ducts in adequate/good repair that were built in or after 1985. They are a better choice for homes with closed floor plans.

Ductless heat pumps are a highly efficient way to provide heating and cooling to your home, and installation is easy. A single indoor ductless unit can heat and cool a large living space, making these systems especially suitable for homes with open floor plans. Operating entirely without ductwork, they eliminate any potential energy loss from leaky or unsealed ducts (which can account for 15‒20 percent of heat loss in a home) and can make your home more comfortable while lowering your energy costs.

Your contractor will work with you to determine which type of heat pump is best suited for your home.

Heat pump controls prevent your system from turning on when it’s not needed. Installing heat pump controls for your existing ducted heat pump system can save up to $100 on annual heating costs and help you maintain a comfortable home.

Are there other resources available to help make my home more efficient?

Depending on household income, customers may qualify for free energy upgrade assistance programs available through local community action agencies and other community service providers. Visit www.energytrust.org/community-resources to learn more about free weatherization and heating equipment programs available for income-qualified households.