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Cowlitz County PUD - H2 AdvantagePlus Residential Heat Pump Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/01/2012
Program Overview:
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Heat Pump Control
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Heat Pumps: $450 - $1,800
Conversion from Electric Forced Air Furnace: $1,400 - $1,900
Duct Sealing: $50 - $350
Heat Pump Controls: $300
Equipment Requirements:The heat pump system must meet or exceed the program’s following minimum efficiency requirements:
HSPF of 9.0 and a SEER of 14.0
Installation Requirements:Both new and existing site-built homes are eligible. Homes must have ceiling insulation of R-19 or more, where possible. PUD pre-approved heat pump contractors must be used in order to qualify for funding.
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Cowlitz County PUD will provide rebates to customer homeowners who have a PUD-qualified heat pump dealer upgrade their heating system with the installation of a premium efficiency heat pump system, in accordance with the PUD’s installation standards, and who upgrade their ductwork to meet the PTCS duct sealing requirements. New an replacement heat pump incentives are as follows: 

  • With 50% or more of ducts in unheated areas (including the required upgrade of the duct system to meet PTCS duct sealing standards): $900 
  • With less than 50% of ducts in unheated areas: $450 
  • Homes over 4,500 square feet are allowed two incentives (for two heat pumps or for a very large properly sized unit): $1800

Rebates are also available for customers who convert their electric forced air furnaces to heat pumps, for duct sealing, and for the installation of heat pump controls. Customers can visit Cowlitz County PUD's web site for more information on their H2 AdvantagePlus Residential Heat Pump Program, including a list of step-by-step procedures customers need to take to apply for a rebate. An approved contractor's list provides a variety of local businesses that are pre-qualified by Cowlitz PUD to perform work under this program. To speak with a utility representative, customers can call 360-577-7514 or 800-631-1131.

  Customer Service - Cowlitz County PUD
Cowlitz County Public Utility District
Energy Conservation Department
961 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 3007
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 577-7514
Phone 2: (800) 631-1131
Web Site:
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