Air Conditioning WITH a Heater, Too?

Nearly 2,000 of our customers have taken us up on our rebate offer for the purchase and installation of a ductless heat pump—to replace electric baseboard or wall heaters or electric furnaces in their homes. Many say they’ve lowered their bills as a result, and ductless heat pumps also heat their homes better than their old systems because ductless heat pumps (DHPs) distribute heat more evenly than older technologies.

We’ve also had some customers switch from carbon-generating natural gas to electric-powered DHPs, because our power is 97% carbon-free. However, transitioning from natural gas to an electric-powered DHP unfortunately does not qualify for our rebates.

In spite of their name, ductless heat pumps have an added bonus: they also work as air conditioners. Sure, being located this close to the Pacific Ocean usually means comfortable summer temperatures in the 70s, but on those few days when temps are in the 80s or 90s, air conditioning can be a delightful bonus. Also, many DHPs come with remote control, so you can lower or raise the heat or cooling level without having to walk over to a thermostat.

A ductless heat pump system is usually a wall-mounted indoor unit combined with an outside compressor. DHPs require only a very small hole to be drilled into a wall, reducing air leakage. Plus, they’re less visible than most conventional heating and are nicely quiet. No ductwork makes DHPs more efficient.

Tempted? Installing a DHP should be done by a professional, so please go to to find a certified installer. He or she will check to see if a DHP is the right fit for your home. Please also check our rebate information (click here) as we offer $750-$1,000 rebates for pre-qualified DHP projects.