Direct-Vent Gas Unit Heaters

Direct-vent gas unit heaters deliver clean, comfortable air directly into rooms in your home. Recent advances in gas-heating technology make these units highly efficient, safe and easy to operate.

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Customers in Oregon

Energy Trust recommends direct-vent gas unit heaters that have at least a 80 percent AFUEIcon Tooltip White rating. There is no longer a standard Energy Trust incentive for direct-vent gas unit heaters.

Manufacturer rebates: Ask your contractor about rebates that can save you even more money.

NW Natural Customers in Washington

Direct-vent gas unit heater: $100

To qualify for this incentive:

  • Unit must have a minimum 80 percent AFUEIcon Tooltip White.

    Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, AFUE, is an efficiency measure of combustion equipment like furnaces, boilers, and water heaters. The higher the percentage, the more efficient the unit.

  • Unit must be a sealed-combustion, direct-vent model.

Manufacturer rebates: Ask your contractor about rebates that can save you even more money.

Tax Credits

Oregon residential energy tax credit: An Oregon tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Federal energy tax credit: A federal tax credit may be available. View availability and requirements. Ask your tax professional for complete details.

Incentive offer is subject to funding availability and may change.

NW Natural customers in Washington whose primary heat source is natural gas can receive our incentives.

Oregon homeowners who heat with oil, propane, kerosene, butane or wood can conduct their own energy audit and apply for cash rebates for installed weatherization upgrades through the Oregon Department of Energy's State Home Oil Weatherization program.

Energy Trust does not pay incentives for energy-efficiency improvements that are required for building code compliance, such as remodeling, renovation or new additions to a home.

Incentives are not intended to influence consumer decisions on fuel sources.

Follow these easy steps to get cash for installing a direct-vent gas unit heater in your home:

1: Establish your eligibility.

2: Select a contractor and have the work completed.
To receive an Energy Trust cash incentive, contact a qualified, energy-efficiency-trained Energy Trust trade ally contractor or any contractor with a current Washington contractor's license.

3: Submit your incentive application within 60 days of installation. Often, your contractor will help you complete the application form. Use our online application, or mail or fax your signed and completed paper application form, along with your contractor's invoice, marked “paid in full,” to:

Mail:
Energy Trust of Oregon
Existing Homes
P.O. Box 40508
Portland, OR 97240

Fax: 1.866.516.7592

Please allow six to eight weeks for incentive processing and payment.

Questions? Call us at 1.866.368.7878.

Use our online form to apply for your direct-vent gas unit heater cash incentive. In order to complete your application, you'll be required to enter information such as the installation date, equipment serial/model number, and efficiency rating, as well as include a scan or legible digital photo of your contractor’s invoice. Please gather this information before beginning.

Apply online, or if you are unable to use the online application, complete and mail or fax Form 320WA (for NW Natural customers in Washington), along with your contractor’s invoice, marked “paid in full,” to receive cash back for direct-vent gas unit heater improvements.