Electric resistance to heat pump rebate

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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 reduce your electricity use by 50% compared to furnaces and baseboard heaters (from energy.gov).
  • 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.
  • Ducted heat pump systems may be able to use the home’s existing ducting.
  • Ductless heat pump systems, sometimes called mini-splits, are a great option for homes without ducting or with incompatible ducting.

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What you get

Get a $1,500 rebate when you replace your electric resistance heating system with a qualifying air-source heat pump (ducted or ductless).

See if you qualify for a $2,400 Efficiency Boost rebate based on your income.

Do I qualify?

customer requirements
Customer requirements
  • You must be a current, PSE single-family residential electric customer. Single-family new construction, multifamily (five or more attached units) and commercial accounts are not eligible.
  • Your current primary heating system* must be electric resistance. This includes: electric forced air furnace, baseboard, cable, wall heater, or electric hydronic.
  • Customers with existing natural gas forced-air furnaces, or natural gas boilers are not eligible.
  • Customers with existing heat pumps, or have installed a new heat pump as air conditioning only are not eligible.


*Unsure if electric resistance is your primary heating system? Contact one of our Energy Advisors.

Equipment requirements
Equipment requirements
  • Your new heat pump system must be AHRI Certified®.
  • Must install to comply with all federal, state and local code requirements.

PSE Rebate Requirements
Pre Install Equipment Post Install Equipment HSPF/HSPF2
Electric Resistance: (electric forced air furnace, baseboard, cable, wall heater, or electric hydronic.) AHRI Certified Ducted Heat Pump (Split/Pkg) ≥ HSPF 8.5; HSPF2 7.2*
AHRI Certified Ductless Heat Pump ≥ HSPF 9; HSPF2 8.1*

*For units that have both HSPF and HSPF2, the HSPF rating will be used to determine eligibility.

Additional requirements for ductless equipment

  • Your new ductless system must be AHRI Certified® as a variable speed mini-split and multi-split heat pump and use inverter technology, and be a minimum of ¾ ton in heating mode.
  • At least one indoor head must be installed in the main living (high-flow) area of the home; bedroom only installations do not qualify.
rebates requirements
Rebate requirements
  • You will need an electronic image of your paid installation invoice and purchase receipt for your installed product(s). 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 amount paid.
  • Your rebate application must be submitted within 30 days of equipment purchase.
  • Rebates only available on new, qualifying equipment.
  • Equipment that is replaced under warranty will not be eligible for second rebate.
  • One rebate per qualified single-family residence.
  • Rebate cannot exceed the pre-tax purchase price of any rebated product.

You may also qualify for a higher rebate if you live in a manufactured/mobile home. Learn more.

Learn more about rebates for multifamily buildings, apartments, or condos.

In addition to your PSE rebate, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit on qualifying energy-efficient equipment.

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