Now you have every incentive to choose heat pump technology

Puget Sound Energy and Seattle City Light are offering contractors instant* discounts of up to $600 for heat pumps, and $500 for heat pump water heaters.

With an instant discount, you’ll get immediate savings to pass on to your customers. Plus, they’ll get the benefit of energy savings that come naturally with heat pump technology.

PSE and City Light want to make achieving savings as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with distributors  in our region to provide savings right at the point of sale without customer paperwork; we call these midstream rebates.


Residential and small commercial heat pump water heaters

Unit Type Size Catgegory UEF/COP
Pass-Through Incentive
($/per unit)
Heat Pump Water Heater 200 gallon storage 3.0 $500

Values are AHRI-rated efficiencies


Residential and small commercial <5.4 ton air-cooled heat pumps

Unit Type Size
Tier EER
($/per unit)

Ductless Heat Pump

<65 kBtuh
(<5.4 Tons)
1 9 16.0 9.5 $400
2 9 16.0 11.0 $600

Traditional Heat Pump

<65 kBtuh
(<5.4 Tons)
1 12 15.0 9.0 $300
2 12 15.0 10.0 $500

Values are AHRI-rated efficiencies

How to combine or optimize rebates

PSE has several opportunities for contractors to optimize midstream and downstream rebates for customers. Below are some key factors to remember when determining qualifications for heat pump and heat pump water heater rebates with customers:

Midstream rebates are based on AHRI certifications and must meet minimum eligibility requirements in the tables below.

  • Midstream rebates are not dependent on existing heating fuel or heating equipment.
  • Midstream rebates are available to contractors and are encouraged to be passed through to customers.
  • Downstream rebates are only available to customers with existing electric resistance heating, electric resistance water heating and electric forced air furnaces.
  • Downstream rebates must be provided to the customer directly.
  • Downstream heat pump water heater rebates are only available to customers for retail and on-line purchases.
  • Here are frequently asked questions  pertaining to PSE midstream and downstream heat pump and heat pump water heater rebates.

Why choose heat pump technology?

Installing heat pump systems means a better return on investment for your customers, higher profitability for your team, and happier home buyers.

Demand for air conditioning is growing more than ever, and heat pumps are the most efficient type of air conditioning on the market.

Heat pumps improve the value of homes, are the most cost-effective home heating and cooling method, and have an average lifespan of 15 years.

Water heating and HVAC systems represent up to 60% of a home’s energy usage. Installing heat pumps and heat pump water heaters means big savings for homeowners on a monthly basis for the lifespan of the unit.

Modern heat pump water heaters are reliable, consistent, durable and have an average lifespan of 13 years.

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What heat pump technology means to homeowners:
  • Heat pump water heaters use up to 60% less energy than standard electric models.
  • Heat pump water heaters typically come with 10-year warranties.
  • Heat pump technology is reliable and easy to maintain.
  • Ductless split-systems are extremely quiet and give homeowners more control over the temperature on a room-by-room basis.

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Manufactured Homes
Multifamily New Construction

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