Commercial ductless heat pump rebate

For Commercial Electric Customers

Maximize comfort, optimize energy usage, and receive rebates when you install a qualified ductless heat pump.

Heating your business can account for up to half of your energy usage. Ductless heat pumps offer heating and cooling in a single piece of equipment—which usually means lower capital costs—and provide heat at a lower cost than electric resistance heating. Today's ductless heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heaters, resulting in significantly lower operating costs for you and your business.

In addition to heating, ductless heat pumps can help to beat the heat by providing air conditioning to your business. High-efficiency ductless heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months. Improve the comfort of your employees and customers with the help of PSE's ductless heat pump rebate.

What you get

Receive a $500 per ton rebate from PSE when you replace your current electric resistance heating with an AHRI Certified® ductless heat pump. Increase functionality, maximize comfort and optimize energy usage when you install a qualified ductless heat pump.

How you qualify

Customer requirements
  • You must be a current PSE commercial electric customer.
  • Your primary and current heating system must be electric resistance to qualify. This includes: baseboard, cable, wall heater, electric hydronic, and electric furnaces.
  • Residential metered customers are not eligible.
  • Hotel and motel customers upgrading to packaged terminal ductless heat pumps (PTHP) are not eligible for this rebate. Please visit PSE's PTHP rebate page for more information.

Equipment requirements
  • You must install an AHRI Certified ductless heat pump with a minimum HSPF of 8.2.
  • Must install to comply with all federal, state, and local code requirements.

Rebates requirements
  • Your rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of equipment installation.
  • You will need an electronic image of your paid installation invoice and purchase receipt for your installed product(s). They must include: an installation date, brand, model number(s) of all rebated equipment (include the ductless heat pump, air handler and/or coil model number on the invoice), and amount paid.
  • This rebate is only available on new, qualifying equipment.
  • Must submit completed W-9 with packet.
  • Rebate cannot exceed the pre-tax purchase price of any rebated product.

For help understanding the incentive and its requirements and to verify your qualifications, call an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How you apply

Eligible projects can receive a mail-in rebate directly from PSE by completing the following steps:
  • Take pictures of your previous heating system.
  • Fill out the application.
  • Make a copy of your equipment invoice.
Submit all of the above to PSE in one of two ways:

Additional Information

Ductless heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to electric-resistance heating and air conditioners for all climates. Like your refrigerator, ductless heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, ductless heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm business. During the cooling season, ductless heat pumps move heat from your business into the outdoors. Because they transfer heat rather than generate heat, ductless heat pumps can efficiently provide comfortable temperatures for your business.

After winning an energy makeover in 2021, James’ Place Child Development Center in Bellingham received, among other upgrades, brand-new ductless heat pumps throughout its facility. The upgrade allowed them to keep the children warm and save money on their energy bill. With the savings, owner Kathy Westover is able to buy much-needed teaching supplies.

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