Heat Pump Upgrade or Conversion

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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 Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS) is quality you can rely on. This program ensures a professionally trained technician will install your system properly and for optimal performance.
  • May require minimum insulation levels and properly sealed ducts to qualify for rebates (we offer insulation and duct sealing rebates as well)
  • Save energy and money every month.

Incentive Information

To be eligible for rebates, you MUST use a PUD approved contractor.

Customer’s account must be in good standing to qualify for a rebate. Cowlitz PUD reserves the right to withhold rebate funds and apply to past-due account balance.

Detailed information on rebates can be found HERE.

Contact Cowlitz PUD Energy Efficiency Services:
Office: (360) 501-9514 • Toll-Free: (800) 631-1131 • Email: eeservices@cowlitzpud.org
Requirements
To be eligible for rebates, you MUST use a PUD approved contractor.

Both new and existing site-built and existing manufactured homes are eligible for rebate incentives.

Rebates will be provided to homeowners who have a PUD-qualified heat pump contractor upgrade their heating system with the installation of a premium efficiency heat pump system, in accordance with the PUD’s installation standards, and who upgrade their ductwork to meet the Performance Tested Comfort SystemsTM (PTCSTM) duct sealing requirements.

The heat pump system must meet or exceed the Program’s minimum efficiency requirements:
Minimum HSPF rating for new equipment: 9.0*
Minimum SEER rating for new equipment: 14.0**

*HSPF (Heating Season Performance Factor) is the standard test for overall heating efficiency. The higher the HSPF, the more efficiently the heat pump operates.

**SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the rating for cooling performance. The higher the SEER, the more efficiently the heat pump cools.
Steps to Participate
To be eligible for rebates, you MUST use a PUD approved contractor.

Program Step-by-Step Procedures:
1. Get bids from one or more of the listed PUD-qualified PTCS Heat Pump and Duct Sealing Contractors and confirm the system meets PUD program requirements.
2. Choose the bid that best meets your needs and make arrangements with the contractor to have the heat pump installed. Rebates will only be provided for installations completed by a PUD-qualified heat pump contractor.
3. Following installation, the contractor will provide the PUD with detailed information about the installation. An Energy Efficiency Specialist will then call you for feedback on your program experience.
4. Once your feedback is received, Cowlitz PUD will mail the rebate in accordance with the terms of the Customers/Contractor Agreement and Bid Form.