Heat Pump Upgrade and Conversion

Commercial electric heat pumps are an energy-efficient method to heat and cool your business.  Chelan PUD offers incentives for both heat pump conversions and upgrades.

A heat pump conversion replaces an existing electric resistance heating system with a heat pump. This incentive is available for retrofits only. Customers must have electric resistance heat (air source, ground source and ductless heat pumps and gas systems are not eligible).

The incentive for heat pump conversions is $1,000 per ton.

A heat pump upgrade either replaces an existing heat pump with a more efficient heat pump (e.g., replacing a code minimum heat pump with a CEE Tier 1 or Tier 2 heat pump) OR is an efficient heat pump installed as part of a new construction project. This Incentive is available to both retrofits and new construction.

The incentive for heat pump upgrades is $300 per ton.

Heat pumps installed under this program must meet these requirements:
- Less than 20 tons of cooling capacity
- Must be an air-to-air heat pump system
- Meets BPA Tier 1 or Tier 2 efficiency requirements per the BPA Heat Pump Specification

Qualifying Heat Pump Upgrade applications have the following characteristics:
- For retrofits, the heat pump replaces an existing heat pump
- Even if the space was previously conditioned by an air source, ground source, or ductless heat pump that is no longer working, and the space is conditioned by backup zonal or forced-air electric resistance heat, the application is still eligible for a heat pump upgrade; and
- For new construction, there are no precondition requirements.

To apply for the incentive please submit to Chelan County PUD:
  • Equipment/contractor invoice showing (a) measure requirements have been met (e.g., manufacturer, model number, type, size and quantity of equipment or product installed/used), (b) the order/purchase date and (c) cost

By email: conservation@chelanpud.org
By mail:
Chelan PUD Conservation
PO Box 1231
Wenatchee, WA 98807-1231

Phone: (509) 661-4187
For questions, email: scott.stanford@chelanpud.org

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