There have been some great ductless heat pump rebates available from utilities in Oregon and Washington for a few years now. Homes that have electric zonal heat, such as baseboard, or electric ceiling heat, as well as forced air electric furnaces, can qualify for a sizable rebate through the NW Ductless program. Currently most utilities participating in the NW Ductless program are offering rebates of anywhere from $800 to $1500. Some utilities have even offered multiple incentives, if you have multiple systems installed. When you couple these incentives with the state and federal tax credits that are currently available, you have an extremely efficient heating and cooling system, with a relatively small price tag. While the tax credits are a year to year proposition, we have not had any definitive deadline on the utility incentives expiring. There has however, recently been some utilities that have scaled back their rebate to a lesser amount, and last week we received notice of two more incentive decreases that are on the way. Clark PUD, in Washington State, has announced that on March 3, 2014, their incentive will be reduced from the current $1,000 down to $750. McMinnville Water & Light, in McMinnville, Oregon, just announced that their incentive will be “significantly reduced” from the current $1,100 they offer. They have not announced how significant that decrease will be, but it is set to take effect April 1, 2014.
While it doesn’t appear that these incentives are completely going away any time soon, they are certainly going to be less in some areas going forward, and I would venture to say that this is a sign of more reductions to come. If you or someone you know has thought about having a ductless heat pump system installed, there may not be a better time than now. Take advantage of these incentives and tax credits while they are here. If you would like more information on ductless heat pump systems, click here to visit our Ductless page. If you would like to set an appointment for an in home consultation, or to just ask a few questions, click here for our Contact Us page. We have financing options available, and we take care of the rebate paperwork for you, to make the process as easy on you as possible. Contact us if you would like a quote on a new ductless heat pump system, and we will get you taken care of. Our in home consultations are always no cost to you.