Residential Heat Pump Incentive Programs
Your PUD is currently offering customers incentives ranging from $250 – $1,400 for the installation of new energy efficient heat pumps installed by participating installers.
- $250 Ductless Heat Pump Incentive
- Existing homes (site built and manufactured) with electric forced air heating.
- Existing site built homes with electric zonal heating (e.g., baseboards, radiant ceiling and/or floor heat, etc.).
- $250 – $1,400 PTCS Heat Pump Incentive
- Existing Homes (site built and manufactured)
- New Construction Site Built Homes
Must be installed to PTCS specifications.
- These incentives are for Clallam County PUD electricity customers only (PUD water-only customers and City of Port Angeles Utility customers are not eligible ).
- Installations must be approved by the PUD prior to purchase and installation.
- Incentives and rebates may be modified or discontinued at any time.
For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Because they move heat rather than generate it, heat pumps can provide up to 4 times the energy they consume. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm, one, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house; during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors.
As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort.
Consider Installing ENERGY STAR® Qualified Heating and Cooling Equipment
Though these products may be more expensive to purchase up front, the cost difference will be paid back over time through lower energy bills. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old or not keeping your house comfortable, you should have it inspected by a professional HVAC contractor. If it is not performing efficiently or needs upgrading, consider replacing it with a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR certified system, which, when installed correctly can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
When replacing HVAC equipment, bigger doesn’t always mean better. If the system is too large for your home, you will be less comfortable and might actually have higher utility bills. Oversized systems will operate in short run cycles, preventing them from reaching efficient operation and removing humidity from the air — resulting in an uncomfortable home. Your contractor can determine the right size for your HVAC equipment by using ACCA/ANSI Manual J or an equivalent sizing calculation tool that takes into account specific information about your home.
Source Material: US Dept. of Energy