Go electric: Switch to a heat pump

What you get

PSE customers with active natural gas and electric service, heating their homes with a gas furnace can receive:

  • $2,400 back when you switch to a qualifying ducted or ductless heat pump system
  • $4,000 back when you switch to a qualifying ducted cold-climate heat pump system.

Heat pumps are a great option for homeowners looking to improve year-round comfort:

  • Heat pumps are just as reliable as other heating systems and can use 2-3 times less energy.
  • Heat pumps also offer cooling, humidity reduction, and increased air circulation and filtration.
  • Depending on the model, you can control your heat pump with a remote, mobile app, or smart thermostat.

Why install a cold climate heat pump?

  • Cold climate heat pumps offer better performance and reliability at low temperatures, keeping you comfortable on the coldest days of winter. While standard heat pumps will switch to less efficient aux or backup heat usually around 35-40 degrees, a cold climate heat pump will be able run efficiently to sub-zero temperatures. Learn more about qualifying models below.

Heat pumps that meet the equipment requirements listed below will also be eligible for Inflation Reduction Act tax credits.

Do I qualify?

Equipment requirements

  • You must be a PSE gas and PSE electricity (dual fuel) customer who currently heats with natural gas.
  • Customers with pre-existing heat pumps are not eligible.
  • Existing gas furnaces must be removed and fully replaced by the new heat pump system to qualify. Dual fuel systems or systems with natural gas backup heat do not qualify for this incentive.
  • Heat pumps must be installed to comply with all federal, state, and local code requirements.
  • Customers must install an AHRI Certified® heat pump system that qualifies for the IRA Tax Credit, meeting CEE specifications.
  • Qualifying equipment models can be found here. Cold Climate eligible heat pumps are designated under the “Cold Climate?” column and are consistent with ENERGY STAR® v6.1 Energy-Efficiency Criteria for Certified Cold Climate Heat Pumps.
  • If your system is not listed on the qualifying products list, it may be eligible for an incentive if it meets the requirements listed below as tested and rated by AHRI per current CEE US Department of Energy test procedures.
  • For assistance on how to see if your equipment qualifies, please contact an Energy Advisor or call 1-800-562-1482.
Qualifying Equipment
Pre Install Equipment Post Install Equipment HSPF2 SEER2 EER2 COP*@5°F Capacity Ratio**
Gas Furnace AHRI Certified Ducted ASHP (Split/Pkg) ≥ 8.1 ≥ 15.2 ≥ 10.0 ≥ 1.75 ≥ 58% at 17°F/47°F
≥ 70% at 5°F/47°F
Gas Furnace AHRI Certified Ducted Cold Cimate ASHP ≥ 8.1 ≥ 15.2 ≥ 10.0 ≥ 1.75 ≥ 70% at 5°F/47°F
Gas Heating (furnaces or boilers) AHRI Certified Ductless ASHP ≥ 9.5 ≥ 16.0 ≥ 9.0 ≥ 1.75 ≥ 58% at 17°F/47°F
≥ 70% at 5°F/47°F

SEER2, EER2, HSPF2, 5°F, 17°F, and 47°F values shall be measured per the US Department of Energy test procedure at Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 430, Subpart B, Appendix M1.

*Coefficient of Performance (COP) means the ratio of the average rate of space heating delivered to the average rate of electrical energy consumed by the heat pump. COP is a measurement of how efficiently a heat pump uses electricity to move heat. For the duration of the 2023 calendar year, COP at 5°F ≥ 1.75 may be met using Appendix M1 test method OR via DOE sanctioned calculation methodology based on COP at 17°F and COP at 47°F. Starting January 1, 2024, COP at 5°F must be met using the Appendix M1 test method.

**5°F, 17°F and 47°F are rated capacity data points as determined per the Appendix M1 tests. The capacity ratio measures the difference between the rated capacity at a given outdoor temperature and the rated capacity at another outdoor temperature. A higher capacity ratio means the heat pump will produce more heat at low temperatures. For any questions, please contact an Energy Advisor or call 1-800-562-1482.

Application requirements

  • You will need an electronic image of your paid installation invoice and a purchase receipt for your installed equipment. These documents must include an installation date, installation address, brand, model number(s) of all rebated equipment (include the heat pump, air handler and/or coil model number on the invoice), and the amount paid.
  • Your rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of installation.
  • Only one rebate will be issued per qualified single-family residence.
  • You must have an online PSE account to apply online.
  • Rebates are only available on new, qualifying equipment. Rebates cannot exceed the pre-tax purchase price of any rebated equipment. Equipment that is replaced under warranty will not be eligible for a second rebate.
  • Equipment must be installed on or after June 19, 2023.

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