Hospitality-only commercial HVAC incentives

Get $100 back on energy-efficient HVAC units or waste-reducing add-ons

As a hospitality business owner, you know that long-term savings from energy-efficient HVAC equipment can add up, no matter your facility's size. When you install a qualifying PTAC unit or occupancy controls, use PSE's hospitality HVAC incentives to put the power of energy efficiency to work.


What you get

If you're eligible for this program, you'll receive a $100 incentive for each existing PTAC unit you replace with an energy-efficient PTAC unit and/or each PTAC occupancy control system installed at your business site.

  • How to qualify

    PTAC unit replacement incentive

    • You must be a current PSE commercial electric customer and use electricity as the primary source of your business site's space heating.
    • The business site where you intend to perform installation must be classified as hospitality.
    • You must be pre-approved by PSE prior to product purchase or installation.
    • Your new PTAC unit must be at least 10% more efficient than Washington State Energy Code requirements.
    • This incentive is only available on new, qualifying equipment.
    • If you are installing your PTAC unit at a new construction site, you're not eligible for this incentive.

    PTAC occupancy controls incentive

    • You must be a current PSE commercial electric customer and use electricity as the primary source of your business site's space heating.
    • The business site where you intend to perform installation must be classified as hospitality.
    • You must be pre-approved by PSE prior to product purchase or installation.
    • This incentive is only available on new, qualifying equipment.
    • Your PTAC occupancy controls must have automatic "unoccupied" setback capability or a networked guestroom control with similar capability, and its "unoccupied" setpoints must be a minimum of five degrees Fahrenheit above and below its "occupied" setpoints.
    • If you plan to install PTAC occupancy controls at a new construction site, you are only eligible for this incentive if the new facility has 50 or fewer guest rooms.
    • The PTAC unit regulated by your occupancy controls must be electric. If your unit runs on natural gas, you are not eligible for this incentive.

  • How to apply

    To get pre-approved for a PTAC unit replacement or occupancy controls incentive, complete this HVAC incentive application and submit it to PSE in one of two ways:


    Once you're pre-approved, purchase and install your HVAC equipment. After installation is completed, prepare the following:

    • Signed copies of your equipment invoices, with incentive-eligible items and quantities circled
    • A signed and completed Tax Identification Form (W-9)

    Submit these documents using one of the methods above. You don't need to resend your application form.

    If you have any questions, call an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


PTAC facts

A packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) is a self-contained HVAC unit designed to heat and/or cool a single living space in a hospitality building. These units are often mounted within an exterior wall, as they have a vent and a heat sink on each side, and tend to have standard dimensions.

Occupancy controls use sensors to determine the real-time occupancy of a given space and direct your HVAC system to adjust its ventilation level accordingly. It can significantly improve your energy efficiency and reduce energy waste.

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