Too Hot This Summer? Are Winters Too Cold Inside?

If August’s hot temperatures were unpleasant, and you heat your home with electricity, we have a suggestion: a ductless heat pump. Ductless heat pumps have a bonus not reflected in their name—they pump cold air, too. In other words, they are air conditioners as well. And the Bonneville Power Administration has approved almost doubling the rebate for the installation of a ductless heat pump in an existing home, from $750 to $1,300 through August 31, 2021. (Some restrictions apply.)

To see if your home qualifies, go to and talk with an approved installer. The installer must submit a Residential Ductless Heat Pump Rebate Application to us before work begins to verify the model used qualifies for the rebate. Pre-installation approval is required to qualify, and completed final paperwork must be submitted to receive the rebate.

Also, if you heat your home with electricity, and you’re dreading winter’s cold, insulation may be a solution. “Insulation typically has the shortest payback—one to three years—of any efficiency measure,” says our Energy Services Manager, Wade Carey. “Heating can account for as much as 40% of a home’s electricity bill, so cutting the cost of heating can be a real money-saver.” We have rebates to help with upgrading a home’s insulation levels, if the project qualifies.

To see if insulation is what your home needs, and what rebates might be available to help with the cost, please call our Energy Experts at 888–883–9879 before starting. Not all homes will qualify as certain rules and requirements apply.