Ducted Heat Pumps

The most efficient way to heat and cool your home

Why install a ducted heat pump?

Get year-round comfort using your home’s existing ductwork.* A ducted heat pump is ideal for:

  • Replacing an electric forced-air furnace
  • Energy-efficient addition to or replacement for other heating systems
  • Homes needing summer cooling and winter energy savings

Advantages

  • Constant comfort. Heat pumps keep temperatures even and also balance humidity to keep you comfortable
  • Energy savings of up to 40 percent**
  • Summer cooling
  • Quiet inside and out
  • Even heating and cooling
  • Better indoor air quality because air is filtered more often inside and out

*Consider testing and sealing your ductwork, which may qualify for an Oregon energy tax credit.
**Compared to a standard electric furnace. Individual circumstances will vary. Ask PGE or your dealer for more information.

How a ducted heat pump works

Ducted heat pump illustration

An electric air-source heat pump has an outdoor unit (1) that pulls heat from the outside air and moves it inside. Even when the temperature is low, there is heat in the air. A fan (2) delivers warm air through your ducts. In summer, the system works in reverse, cooling your home just like air conditioning

Ductless heating and cooling illustration

Ductless heating and cooling has an outdoor unit (1) that pulls heat from the outside air and moves it inside. Even when the temperature is as low as 5° F, there is heat in the air. An indoor unit (2) senses where heat is needed and directs warm air in that direction. In summer, the system works in reverse, cooling your home just like air conditioning.

George Stanley

“This summer it was real hot outside, but it was cool and comfortable in the house.”

George Stanley, Sandy, who replaced an “old and tired” electric forced-air furnace with a high-efficiency ducted heat pump

Discounts, Incentives and Credits1

Get a $200 instant PGE discount when you have a PGE-approved contractor install an energy-efficient ducted or ductless heat pump or upgrade from an older, less efficient heat pump.

Heat pumps must be rated at a minimum ARI certified 8.2 HSPF (heating efficiency) and 14 SEER (cooling efficiency).

The system must meet PGE installation specifications. The PGE-approved contractor can also help you select the right size and model.

$250 to $450 Energy Trust incentive (minimum 9.0 HSPF)

$500 to $700 Energy Trust incentive (minimum 9.5 HSPF)

$340 to $1125 Oregon energy tax credit (minimum 9.0 HSPF). To qualify, you must have a qualified diagnostic test performed, and the heat pump must be installed by a state-certified contractor. Your contractor will determine the tax credit amount and provide forms.

An additional $150 Energy Trust incentive when you optimize your new system.

If you already have a ducted heat pump, you may qualify for a $150 Energy Trust incentive for installing advanced controls.

Ask your PGE-approved contractor about generous manufacturers’ rebates that may be available.

1Incentives and tax credits are subject to change. Make sure your heat pump meets all qualifying criteria by consulting with a tax advisor and visiting EnergyTrust.org.