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.
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
Ductless heat pump
Best for homes without existing ducts, additions, or individual rooms that need a little extra help.
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 pump
If your home already has ducts, this is probably the best option for you.
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.
Ground-source heat pump
The most involved (and most expensive) option, ground-source heat pumps pull heat from the ground or water surrounding your home.
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.
$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.
$500 cash incentive 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 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.