Heat Pump Program

What does a Heat Pump do and which kinds do we Rebate?

For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, 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 and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air. Today’s heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months. Air-source heat pumps have been used for many years in nearly all parts of the United States, but until recently they have not been used in areas that experienced extended periods of subfreezing temperatures. However, in recent years, air-source heat pump technology has advanced so that it now offers a legitimate space heating alternative in colder regions.

Jefferson County Offers Rebates on : Ductless Heat Pumps, Single and Variable Speed Air Source Heat Pumps and Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters.

Watch our Heat Pump Rebate Video, starring PUD Resource Manager Bill Graham

    • Ultra-quiet ductless heating and cooling systems are designed to provide maximum comfort, control and efficiency while cutting your electric heating and cooling costs. Ductless systems distribute warm air more evenly and efficiently than traditional electric heaters.  A single indoor unit can heat and cool a large living space, making these systems especially suitable for homes with open floor plans. Ductless systems do not require expensive and invasive ductwork, so you can maintain your room’s original aesthetic of your room. A ductless installation is hassle-free and can be completed in half a day. They reduce electric heating costs by 25% to 50% while also providing efficient air conditioning. Is a ductless system right for you? More info from goingductless.com

      Ductless Heat Pumps (DHP) Rebates

      Original Heating System New Heating Type Rebate Amount
      Forced Air Furnace Single head ductless or ducted mini‐split $1,000
      Zonal Single head ductless or ducted mini‐split. $800
      Forced Air Furnace Multiple head ductless or multi‐head ducted  mini‐split or combo $1,200
      Zonal Multiple head ductless or multi‐head ducted  mini‐split or combo $1,000
      Ductless Heat Pump Ductless Heat Pump Upgrade $100

      REQUIRED FORM – Jefferson PUD Rebate Form for DHPs – Electric heated homes. Note: Ductless heat pump rebates are not available for new, single family homes, but are available for manufactured homes in Washington.

    • Like ductless heat pumps, central heat pumps rely on an outdoor compressor to function. The difference between a central heat pump and a ductless heat pump is that the CHP connects to a single air handler (furnace) that pushes air through a series of ducts, which gets exhausted through vents throughout your home to keep it warm. Temperature is controlled by a single thermostat.

      Central heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 25 – 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.

      There are several rebate options available. Some limitations may apply. Using the  list of participating installers will result in faster processing times.

      Original Heating System New Heating Type Rebate Amount
      Forced Air Furnace Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) $1,400
      Forced Air Furnace Variable speed air source heat pump (VSHP) $1,600
      Air Source Heat Pump Air Source Heat Pump Upgrade $500
      Air Source Heat Pump Variable speed air source heat pump (VSHP) $700

      REQUIRED FORM – Jefferson PUD Rebate Form for PTCS Air Source Heat Pump

    • Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters (HPHWH) 

      By installing a heat pump water heater not only can you save a significant amount on your electric bills, but Jefferson PUD also offers incentives to help keep costs low. A heat pump water heater can save you up to 50% on your hot water costs and offers you the flexibility to meet all your hot water needs.
      Working like a refrigerator in reverse, the heat pump water heater draws heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to the tank for the most efficient water heating technology possible. A heat pump water heater is also designed to work with your existing plumbing and electrical systems, so installation is fast and easy when performed by a trained technician.
      Jefferson County PUD Rebates are available for single family homes only. The heat pump water heater MUST replace an electric water heater one for one. Click here to read the NEEA list of qualifying heat pump water heaters.
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      Tier 1, Any size tank  – $300
      Tier 2, Any size tank – $500
      Tier 3, Any size tank – $500
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      REQUIRED FORM – Jefferson PUD HPWH Rebate Form More information on HPHWH from the Dept. Of Energy info page.

Participating Installers

Air Flo Heating Company (360) 307-7822
Air Masters Inc (360) 895-2527
All Weather Heating & Cooling (360) 452-9813
Alpha Builders Corporation (360) 452-3154
Ben’s Heating (360) 385-3600
Bill Mair Heating & Air, Inc. (360) 683-4245
Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning (206) 248-7900
Coast Mechanical LLC (360) 437-7558
Eagle Pipe and Mechanical (206) 765-6851
Economy Home and Hearth (360) 692-8709
Energywise Ductless Heat Pumps (360) 661-7191
Hood Canal Heating and Cooling (360) 275-4992
NW Ductless, Inc. (360) 265-4762
Peninsula Heating Co. (360) 681-3333

for more information on the PUD’s conservation rebate programs call (360) 385-8375 or email rebates@jeffpud.org