Chelan County PUD is offering rebates of $750 per eligible household to:
- Customers with electric furnaces, baseboard, wall or radiant heat living in site-built, single-family homes up to a four-plex.
- Owners of manufactured homes with furnaces (manufactured homes with baseboard or wall heat are excluded).
- One rebate per household.
- Units must be placed in existing homes; new construction is excluded.
The cost of an installed ductless heating and cooling system with a single indoor heating/cooling head generally runs between $3,000 and $5,000. Additional heads and greater heating and cooling capacities will increase costs. Other factors include manufacturer and model, refrigerant line-set length, difficulty of installation and contractor rates. A qualified local installer can provide you with an estimate for your home. We recommend that homeowners get at least two bids for comparison.
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- Find a participating local contractor here.
- Work with your contractor to ensure that you're eligible.
- The contractor will certify your installation using this Ductless Heat Pump Installation Form and submit it to the NW Ductless Heat Pump project, along with a receipt. Follow through with your contractor to make sure this step is taken.
- Chelan PUD then issues a check for your $750 rebate.
Ductless systems operate using up to 50 percent less energy than electric baseboard, wall, radiant and forced air systems. Regionally, use of a ductless heating and cooling system in a single-family home with zonal electric heat is estimated to save 3,500 kWh annually. Using Chelan PUD's average cost of $0.03 per kilowattt hour, upgrading to a ductless heating and cooling system as a primary heat source can save about $105 per year. Ductless systems are safer, quieter, and heat rooms more efficiently -- and they provide air conditioning in the summer.
More information about how ductless heat pumps work, their costs and energy savings is at goingductless.com.
Business owners: Check out our rebates for ductless heat pumps at your buildings.
Questions? Please send us an e-mail or call (509) 661-8008.