Save big on a high-efficiency heat pumps
Score serious cash back when you convert to an energy-efficient heat pump. Program-qualified heat pumps are up to 20 percent more efficient than older models. With proper selection, installation and maintenance, you can gain big savings on your heating and cooling costs. Cash incentives are available for heat pump conversions and upgrades.
Effective January 4, 2021, all heat pump conversion projects will be subject to a pre-installation inspection to confirm the customer’s primary heat source that is being replaced with a heat pump. This inspection must take place before the contractor removes any equipment from the customer’s home. Please reach out to [email protected] for additional information.
Additional requirements for heat pump conversion
|Equipment Purchases and Services||Customer Incentive|
|Heat Pump to 9.0 HSPF Heat Pump Upgrade||$250|
|9.0+ HSPF Heat Pump Conversion||$1,875|
|Federal Standard Heat Pump Conversion||$1,250|
|CTA-2045 Compliant Heat Pump Incentives|
|Customer/Trade Ally Incentive||$100|
Ensure the home qualifies:
- Customer must hire a contractor, who is a qualified Trade Ally from the Wattsmart Vendor Network. Find a program-qualified vendor: pacificpower.tradeally.com. Projects from contractors not on this list will not be considered.
- Must be existing single family home, new construction is not eligible for this incentive.
- Buildings with four or more units are considered multifamily.
- Gas, oil, wood heating, pellet stoves, and propane system conversions do not qualify.
- Previous primary heat source must have been a permanently installed electric heating system. Space heaters do not qualify.
Requirements for all heat pump installations:
- Equipment must be installed according to the specifications outlines in the Washington Technical Specifications Manual
- Equipment must be listed on the AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute) Certified Directory: ahridirectory.org
- Work completed must comply with all building codes and standards
- May apply for only one of these incentives per heat pump
- Work must be completed by a Program-Qualified HVAC Contractor on the Program-Eligible HVAC Contractor List.
Additional requirements for heat pump conversion:
- All heat pump conversion projects will be subject to a pre-installation inspection to confirm the customer’s primary heat source that is being replaced with a heat pump. This inspection must take place before the contractor removes any equipment from the customer’s home. Please reach out to [email protected] for additional information.
- Minimum 9.0 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor)
- Previous primary heat source must have been a permanently installed electric resistance heating system (electric baseboard, electric furnace, electric ceiling/wall heat)
- Incentive not offered to customers replacing an existing ducted heat pump
- Equipment must be a new air-source split or packaged unitary heat pump with an AHRI Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr. (5.4 tons) or less
- New heat pump must be the current primary heat source
- Homes 3,500 square feet or less may qualify for one unit, while homes greater than 3,500 square feet may qualify for two units; homes greater than 3,500 square feet requiring more than two units may apply for additional incentives (additional documentation required, subject to program approval)
- Incentive application and supporting documentation must be postmarked or submitted online within 90 days of equipment installation
- Incentive may not exceed the total cost of the project
Required documents include:
- Heat Pump Application, completed and signed*
- Itemized receipt/contractor invoice, must include:
- Product and/or installation costs (materials, labor, service)
- Model numbers; indoor and outdoor units
- Date work initiated
- Date work completed
- Trade ally business name
- Manual J load or equivalent load calculation
- AHRI Certificate (only for heat pump upgrade and heat pump conversion)
- Third Party Payment Addendum for applicants who would like to forward payment to a third party not listed on the utility account
- IRS W9 Form, if applicable**
*If mailing, please make copies for your records and note the date mailed on the
**Applicable only to businesses and non-individual customers, including landlords,
applying for incentives
Incentives are associated with the Home Energy Savings program January 4, 2021 tariff filing approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. All incentives are subject to change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Prior to starting a project, find a contractor on the Washington Qualified Contractor list. Note that select incentives must be completed by a Qualified Contractor. Review the incentive application with your contractor to determine eligibility requirements, incentive qualifications and review the list of required documents to submit for an incentive.