Ductless Heat Pumps

Warm up to savings

Ductless heat pumps provide heating and cooling to homes with poorly operating or no, ductwork. Often referred to as a mini-split, it consists of one outdoor heat exchanger unit and one or more separate, or split, units mounted on the interior wall.

Ductless heat pumps operate without ductwork, eliminating potential loss of energy from leaky or unsealed ducts, making your home more energy efficient and lowering energy costs.

When you install multiple qualifying upgrades, you can get an additional $100 cash back. Click here to learn more.

Ductless heat pump benefits:

  • Provide consistent heat when outside temperatures drop to 14°F or lower
  • Quiet and compact, and can heat or cool individual rooms or zones—each controlled by its own thermostat
  • Built-in air filters can improve air quality in homes without ductwork
  • Can cut heating costs by up to 40 percent, compared to standard electric furnaces or electric baseboard heaters
  • No connecting ductwork, resulting in easier installation and less disruption in your home

Energy Trust offers an $800 cash incentive per home. 

To qualify for this incentive:

  • Home must use permanently installed electric resistance heat* as the primary heat source
  • Ductless heat pump must replace electric resistance heat in the main area of the home
  • Newly built homes, new additions and homes with existing heat pumps, boilers or gas furnaces do not qualify for this incentive
  • Ductless heat pump must be inverter-driven with a minimum five-year warranty
  • Ductless heat pump must meet the specifications of Energy Trust's Specifications Manual
  • Ductless heat pump must be installed by a contractor who is trained by the manufacturer on the specific heat pump brand and who attended a NW Ductless Heat Pump Project orientation webinar. View a list of qualified contractors

*Examples of electric resistance heat include baseboards, ceiling heat, wall heat and electric forced-air furnaces.

Other Incentives
Moderate-income residents in Oregon who participate in Savings Within Reach are eligible to receive an increased cash incentive when a qualifying heat pump is installed by a participating contractor. Special requirements apply. See all available cash incentives for moderate-income residents.

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.

Customers in Oregon who heat their homes with electricity from Portland General Electric or Pacific Power can participate.

Newly built homes, new additions and homes with existing heat pumps, gas furnaces or boilers do not qualify.

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

  1. Establish your eligibility.
  2. Contact an Energy Trust trade ally contractor and have the work completed.
  3. Submit your application within 60 days of installation. Often, your contractor will help you complete the application form. Apply online, or mail or fax your signed and completed Form 320H, 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.

Apply Now

Apply online, or mail or fax your completed Energy Trust Form 320C (PDF | Doc), along with your contractor’s invoice, marked “paid in full.”