Stay Cool This Summer — With a Heat Pump

Last summer brought some scorching days to the Oregon Coast. June had two unseasonably hot days of 84°F at Honeyman State Park near Florence and in North Bend, 80°F in September.

If the Farmers’ Almanac is correct, this summer could mean more heat – forecasts include “unseasonable warmth,” “quite warm,” “hot,” and “warm to hot.” If these temperatures are too hot for your family, a heat pump may be an answer: in spite of the name, heat pumps are air conditioners too.

“Heat pumps provide cooling while also providing substantial savings over electric resistance heating,” explains Wade Carey, Central Lincoln’s Energy Services Manager. “And spring and summer are a great time to look at other home improvement projects that will save electricity, like energy-efficient windows and doors. We have rebates to help out with all three – if the projects qualify.”

Your heating/ventilation/air conditioning vendor or our energy experts (888-883-9879) can help you understand the pros and cons of each option.

We offer the following rebates to help save electricity.

  • Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS) high-efficiency heat pumps – switching from electric forced air: $1,600
  • PTCS heat pump conversion: $1,400
  • PTCS variable speed heat pump upgrade: $700
  • PTCS commissioning and controls: $300
  • Non-PTCS variable and standard speed heat pump conversion from forced air: $800-$1,000
  • Ductless heat pump – single or multi-head installed in site-built or manufactured homes with existing electric forced air or zonal heat: $800
  • Energy Star® replacement windows (U-Factor of .30 or lower) – for existing site-built or manufactured homes: $6 per sq ft of replacement windows
  • Energy Star® exterior insulated doors – for existing site-built or manufactured homes: $40 per door

*It’s crucial to get energy-saving projects approved for these rebates before starting by calling 888-883-9879.

We offer rebates for front-loading energy-efficient clothes washers and dryers too.

  • Energy Star® clothes washer – water heater must be electric: $50 for site-built or manufactured homes, $100 for multi-family homes
  • Energy Star® clothes dryer – electric dryers only: $50 for all home types

For a complete list of rebates offered, please visit our Residential Rebate Programs page.