High-Efficiency Heat Pumps
Perfect for our climate and a great way to power your home for less.

What is a heat pump? 

Heat pumps have been popular overseas for decades, and energy-conscious Oregonians are finally starting to catch on to how great they are. An energy-efficient alternative to air conditioners and furnaces, heat pumps move heat where you want it – outside in the summer and inside in the winter. Because they move heat rather than generate it, heat pumps require much less energy to keep temperatures comfortable. And, with a ductless heat pump, you can heat your house room by room, which saves energy and eliminates squabbling over the thermostat. 

Why would I want a heat pump? 

  • Energy savings of up to 40 percent*

  • Constant comfort: even temperatures and balanced humidity

  • Whisper quiet, inside and out

  • Better indoor air quality because air is filtered more often

  • More efficient and flexible temperature control: Control temperature room by room 

* Compared to a standard electric furnace. Individual circumstances will vary. Ask a PGE-approved contractor for more information. 

What kind of heat pump should I get?

Either a ductless or ducted heat pump is a great choice for most people. Need help? To review your eligibility for rebates, tax credits and incentives or call us at 503-612-3500 or 800-722-9287

Ductless heat pumps are great for:  

  • Heating and cooling homes without ductwork or with old, tired ducts.  

  • Replacing inefficient electric baseboards or wall heaters, radiant heat, or noisy window-mounted air conditioners.  

  • Helping to maintain a comfortable temperature in attics, sunrooms or work areas.    

  • Providing room by room heating in new additions and in-law suites.

Ducted heat pumps are great for:  

  • Replacing an electric forced-air furnace with something more energy and cost-efficient.  

  • Making existing heating systems more energy efficient.  

  • Providing affordable cooling in the summer and saving energy in the winter. 

“This summer it was real hot outside, but it was cool and comfortable in the house.”
George Stanley, Sandy, who replaced an “old and tired” electric forced-air furnace with a high-efficiency ducted heat pump

Ground-source heat pumps are great for homes that:

  • Have access to ground water or surface water.  

  • Have forced-air or radiant hydronic wall registers, or are being built with radiant hydronic piping.  

  • Aren’t practical locations for above-ground AC or outdoor heat pumps.

Save on heat pumps with these discounts and incentives 

  • $200 instant discount when you have a PGE-approved HVAC contractor install or upgrade your heat pump. Eligible heat pumps Heat pumps must have a minimum 8.2 HSPF  (heating) and 14 SEER (cooling) rating and meet PGE installation specifications.  

  • $700 on an efficient heat pump PGE from Energy Trust (minimum 8.5 HSPF)

  • $500 cash incentive PGE on a ductless heat pump from Energy Trust if your system replaces electric baseboard or wall heaters or an electric furnace and meets other Energy Trust criteria. 

  • $250 incentive PGE for installing heat pump controls from Energy Trust if you already have a ducted heat pump

  • On-bill financing of your energy-efficient heat pump system: Re-payment is easy — simply make monthly installments through your PGE bill. Ask your contractor about eligibility and terms.