Efficient Heat Pumps
For commercial buildings
Rather than generate heat through combustion, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from exterior sources into a building. They can also reverse the process to move warm air out and cool the space. The result is equivalent space heating or cooling for as little as one-quarter the cost of conventional equipment.
Payback & Incentives
To get started, contact your Trade Ally Network NW field specialist for help with forms and program incentives. Utility participation and incentives vary.
Up to $1,000
per ton for a heat pump retrofit
Amount received for qualifying energy-efficient heat pump retrofit in commercial buildings.
Up to $150
per ton for a heat pump upgrade
Amount received for qualifying energy-efficient heat pump upgrade from less-efficient source in commercial buildings.
A typical project payback, including incentives for a heat pump upgrade.
A typical project payback, including incentives for a heat pump conversion (retrofit).
Find local incentives
Use this tool to search for incentive programs available in your project area.
Increased value of commercial space
Less maintenance than traditional heating systems
Long life span
Energy cost savings
Upgrade projects meet the following conditions:
- Space is conditioned by an operational or failed air source heat pump; or
- Space is part of a building addition, new construction, or a major renovation project.
- Space is conditioned by zonal or forced-air, electric-resistance heat as the primary heating source.
- No other heating sources are eligible.
The installed heat pump must:
- Be an air-to-air heat pump system.
- Have an AHRI certificate of product rating; and
- Meet BPA’s efficiency specifications for both heating and cooling per the BPA Heat Pump Specification.