Heat Pump Program

Your Energy Advantage® Heat Pump Program

Heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. Tillamook PUD offers residential customers a rebate when installing a qualifying heat pump in a new home or converting an electric heating system to an energy efficient heat pump. Heat pumps must be installed by a Tillamook PUD-approved dealer.

Tillamook PUD will provide an energy audit on existing residences to determine other eligible measures for the home. Insulation of ceilings, floors, walls, and Energy Star® replacement windows are among the measures that may be recommended. After the audit, Tillamook PUD will send the customer an energy analysis.

Rebates for Single Family Residences

  • PTCS Heat Pump Upgrade to an Air-Source Heat Pump installed in new construction, existing site-built, or manufactured residence – $500
  • PTCS Heat Pump Upgrade to a Variable Speed Heat Pump installed in new construction, existing site-built, or manufactured residence – $700
  • PTCS Heat Pump Conversion from electric furnace to an Air-Source Heat Pump installed in an existing site-built or manufactured residence – $1,400
  • PTCS Heat Pump Conversion from electric furnace to a Variable Speed Heat Pump installed in an existing site-built or manufactured residence – $1,600

* Upgrade from existing heat pump or zonal electric resistance heat

To be eligible for a rebate the Heat Pump must be installed by a PTCS Certified Contractors.

If ductwork is accessible, then duct seal is required.

Manufactured Homes – Steel Crossover Duct Required

Ductless Heat Pump Program

A ductless heat pump system is a highly efficient system that is easily installed as a new primary heat source for electrically heated homes.  Ductless systems have three major parts: an indoor unit mounted on a wall, and outdoor unit that sits on the ground and a remote control that controls the unit.  The indoor and outdoor units are connected by a small bundle of cables, including a refrigerant line.  These cables require a 3″ hole in the wall for installation.  Ductless systems have an ultra-quiet fan that circulates air evenly throughout living areas, eliminating hot and cold spots.

Residences with zonal (baseboard, wall heat, electric ceiling cable) applications – $800 rebate

Residences with electric furnace applications – $1,000 rebate

To qualify for a PUD rebate, your home must have electric heat, and the ductless heat pump must be installed by a Tillamook PUD authorized ductless heat pump dealer.

State tax credits are also available.  Ask your installer for details.

The rebate program is a limited time offer, based on the availability of funds, and is subject to change without notice.

In addition, qualifying customers may borrow funds at 5% interest for up to five years. Rebate amount will be deducted from the loan amount requested. Customer will receive bids for recommended work from approved contractors, submit a loan application and supporting materials prior to receiving PUD authorization to proceed.

To qualify for a rebate or loan, an audit must be done PRIOR to any work being completed. The PUD will inspect the measures after installation.

Contact our Energy Services Office to learn more about the program – 503.842.2535 or 1.800.422.2535.