Contractor Program Information and Forms

Click the document below for a summary of Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates:

Residential Energy Efficient Rebates
Rebajas Por Efficiencia Energética Residencial

Contractor Rebate Applications & Forms
Contractor Checklist for HVAC and Weatherization
Low Income Weatherization and HVAC Rebate Application 
HVAC and Duct Sealing Rebate Application
Ductless Heat Pump Installation Form 
Weatherization Application (Insulation, Air Sealing and Windows)
Low-E (Efficient) Storm Window Aplication

Additional information for contractors on:
Air Source Heat Pumps
Ductless Heat Pumps
PTCS Duct Sealing 
Insulation 
Windows
 

Air Source Heat Pumps
Program Eligibility Requirements:  If a site-built or manufactured home has an electric forced air furnace or existing heat pump, it may qualify for an air source heat pump (ASHP) conversion or upgrade rebate.  

  • The new heat pump must be installed according to the Air Source Heat Pump Installation Specifications found on BPA's website.
  • The new heat pump must have a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) rating of 9.0 or higher and a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 14 or higher and must be AHRI tested and certified.
  • PTCS heat pump commissioning is required on all units.
  • Duct sealing may be performed when located in an unconditioned space and accessible as outlined in the PTCS Duct Sealing Specification
  • Other PTCS program information and updates can be found at www.bpa.gov/ResHVAC and here is link to the PTCS® Duct Sealing Form.  

Ductless Heat Pumps
Program Eligibility Requirements:  A site-built or manufactured home may qualify for a ductless heat pump (DHP) incentive if it is electrically heated with a forced air furnace, or baseboard, wall heater or other zonal resistance heating as its primary heat source.  

  • The DHP must have a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of at least 9.0 for single-head systems and 8.0 for multi-head systems. Look at BPA’s Ductless Heat Pump Qualified Equipment List under “Residential Sector” to be sure the DHP qualifies for an incentive. 
  • The DHP must be installed according to the manufacturer's specifications and the Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Best Practices Guide.
  • The DHP must be installed by a contractor who attended a Northwest Ductless Orientation and received installation training from the manufacturer of the installed DHP equipment.
  • The Authorized Contractor must fill out and submit the Ductless Heat Pump Installation Form to the PUD Energy Services Department documenting the condition of the home's existing heating system and the intended operating strategy.
  • A homeowner's guide for the efficient operation of a ductless heat pump and many more resources can be found at: www.goingductless.com.

Higher incentives for low-income customers are available for some ductless heat pumps.  Talk to one of our Energy Services Specialists for information on qualifications.

PTCS Duct Sealing
Program Eligibility Requirements:  Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS) and prescriptive duct sealing are available for electrically heated site-built and manufactured homes with an electric forced-air furnace or ducted air source heat pump where ductwork is accessible and located in unconditioned space under conditions outlined in the PTCS Duct Sealing Specifications and Prescriptive Duct Sealing Specifications

Here are links to the PTCS Duct Sealing Form and Prescriptive Duct Sealing Form.

Higher low-income incentives are available for some duct sealing projects.  Talk to one of our Energy Services Specialists for information on qualifications.

Insulation
Program Requirements:  Insulation measures must be installed according to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Residential Weatherization Specifications. In-progress and final installation inspections are required for insulation projects. Please call Energy Services for scheduling.  

Higher low-income incentives are available for some insulation projects.  Talk to one of our Energy Services Specialists for information on qualifications.

Windows and Exterior Doors
Program Requirements: See BPA’s Residential Weatherization Specifications for window and door information and installation requirements. 

Higher low-income incentives are available for some window and door projects.  Talk to one of our Energy Services Specialists for information on qualifications.