Cool down with a ductless system
Rebate program aims to help homeowners with aging baseboard or wall heat
Chelan County PUD’s ductless heat pump pilot program is up and running.
A ductless heat pump offers efficient air conditioning as well as heating, making summer the perfect time to install a unit — and get a rebate from Chelan PUD.
The PUD is offering rebates of $750 per eligible household to help offset the cost of the units, which ranges from $2,000 to $6,000. Homeowners with electric baseboard or wall heaters are eligible.
A ductless heat pump is a highly efficient and easily installed primary heating and cooling system for electrically heated homes. Ductless systems are ideal for replacing or supplementing less efficient electric baseboard or wall heaters (and window air conditioners in the summer).
Ductless systems operate using 25 percent to 50 percent less energy than electric resistance zonal and forced air systems. Regionally, use of a ductless heating and cooling system in a single-family home with zonal electric heat is estimated to save 3,500 kWh annually. Using Chelan PUD’s average cost of $0.03 per kilowattt hour, upgrading to a ductless heating and cooling system as a primary heat source can save approximately $105 per year. Ductless heat pumps are safer, quieter, and heat and cool rooms more efficiently.
To get started, contact a local contractor participating in the program. Visit goingductless.com for information about how ductless heat pumps work, their costs and energy savings. More questions? Send an e-mail to email@example.com or call (509) 661-8008.