Ducted Heat Pumps

Chances are your home’s heating system accounts for the largest portion of your electric bill. Upgrading to a high efficiency heat pump is one of the best ways to lower energy consumption. If you currently heat with electricity (baseboard, wall heaters, electric furnace, or older heat pump), you may be eligible for a rebate.

Air-Source Heat Pump Program

Heat pumps are one of the most efficient options for home heating. Heat pumps that are installed and maintained properly can reduce the amount of energy required to heat a home by up to 40 percent, compared to electric furnaces, baseboard heaters, and fan forced wall heaters. And a bonus is that heat pumps also cool homes on hot summer days.

Rebates Available

Central Lincoln provides incentives to customers to install high efficiency heat pump systems. The incentive amount varies and depends on a home’s existing heating system, whether the existing ductwork is located inside or outside the heated space and whether the new heat pump is installed to Performance Tested Comfort Systems Certified (PTCS) or non-PTCS standards.

For more information and to ensure your project qualifies, please call our Energy Experts at 888–883–9879 prior to beginning your project.

PTCS Certified

  • PTCS Variable Speed Heat Pump Conversion from existing Electric Forced Air Furnace to New Heat Pump (existing site built and manufactured homes): $1,600*
  • PTCS Heat Pump Conversion from existing Electric Forced Air Furnace to New Heat Pump (existing site built and manufactured homes): $1,400*
  • PTCS Variable Speed Heat Pump Upgrade from existing Heat Pump OR adding Heat Pump to a system with Gas Back-up, without duct sealing (new site built homes, existing site built homes and existing manufactured homes): $700
  • PTCS Heat Pump Upgrade from existing Heat Pump OR adding Heat Pump to a system with Gas Back-up, without duct sealing (new site built homes, existing site built homes and existing manufactured homes): $500
  • PTCS Heat Pump Commissioning & Controls (new site built homes, existing site built homes and existing manufactured homes): $300
  • PTCS Duct Sealing or Prescriptive Duct Sealing (existing site built homes): $250
  • PTCS Duct Sealing or Prescriptive Duct Sealing (existing manufactured homes): $200

*If ductwork is located outside of the heated space (attic or crawlspace), you may qualify for an additional incentive of $250 for site built and $200 for manufactured homes from Central Lincoln.

Non-PTCS Certified

  • Non-PTCS Variable Speed Heat Pump Conversion from existing Electric Forced Air Furnace to New Heat Pump (existing site built and manufactured homes): $1,000
  • Non-PTCS Heat Pump Conversion from existing Electric Forced Air Furnace to New Heat Pump (existing site built and manufactured homes): $800

What Is PTCS?

PTCS is a regional standard developed by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the requirements exceed local codes for efficiency. Key goals of the PTCS Program are:

  • To ensure heat pump systems installed are sized to a specific home’s needs.
  • To make certain homes have a sealed duct system, and a well maintained duct system if ductwork is located outside of heated space.
  • To assure a heat pump system operates as efficiently as it can while maintaining comfortable conditions inside a home.

Approved Contractors

Central Lincoln’s Heat Pump Program is designed to help our customers get the most from new heat pump purchases. All of our Approved Contractors have been screened to ensure they meet the requirements of the PTCS Program.

Approved Contractors know Central Lincoln will inspect heat pump systems installed under our program and also agree they will make any corrections necessary if installation problems are found during our inspection process.

Rebate Process

Contact an Approved Contractor or call 888-883-9879 for more information.

  • Your selected contractor will submit a completed project application to Central Lincoln for review.
  • Once approved, Central Lincoln will notify your contractor that your project meets our program requirements and will qualify for program incentives.
  • After installation is complete, your contractor will submit a project completion report to Central Lincoln.
  • Central Lincoln will perform a quality assurance inspection to review your contractor’s work.
  • If approved, you will receive your rebate check in approximately 8 to 10 weeks.

This rebate program is based on the availability of funds and subject to change at any time without notice.