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Ductless Heat Pumps

All-season comfort with no costly ductwork

Why install a ductless heat pump?

Ductless heating and cooling has been used for decades overseas and is rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. Ductless heat pumps are ideal for:

  • Homes without ductwork or with old, tired ducts
  • Replacing electric baseboards, radiant heat or wall heaters
  • Eliminating noisy and unsightly window air conditioners

Advantages

  • Energy savings of up to 40 percent*
  • Room-by-room comfort, with individual thermostats controlled by a remote
  • Steady, even temperatures
  • Attractive indoor unit can be ceiling- or wall-mounted or free standing
  • Compact outdoor unit
  • Simple installation in a day or less
  • Whisper quiet
  • Better than window air conditioners with higher capacity cooling

*Compared to a standard electric furnace. Individual circumstances will vary. Ask PGE or your dealer for more information.

How does a ductless heat pump work?

Enjoy whisper-quiet cooling and heating without ductwork.

How does a ductless heat pump work?

A: Indoor unit directs cool air where needed during the summer. In winter, the system works in reverse to heat your home.

B: Multiple indoor units provide zoned comfort.

C: Remote control makes it easy to adjust the temperature.

D: Outdoor unit pulls heat from the outside air and moves it inside during cool months. Even when the temperature is as low as 5°F, there’s enough heat in the air to warm your home.


Walt Hollands

“The individual units have sensors that adjust the temperature when you enter or leave an area. My house is a lot warmer in winter.”

Walt Hollands, Portland, who replaced electric baseboards with energy-efficient ductless heating and cooling

Discounts, Incentives and Credits*

On qualifying, premium-efficiency heat pumps

Get a $200 instant PGE discount when you have PGE-approved contractors 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.

$800 Energy Trust cash incentive if your system replaces electric baseboard or wall heaters or an electric furnace and meets other Energy Trust criteria.

$625 to $1,300 Oregon energy tax credit (minimum 9.0 HSPF) — Your contractor will determine the tax credit amount and provide forms.

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

*Incentives and tax credits are subject to change. Make sure your heat pump meets all qualifying criteria

Bonnie Block

“It’s pretty amazing and a lot quieter. It’s cleaner, and very comfortable.”

Bonnie Block, Woodburn, who installed ductless heating and cooling in her 1960s ranch home