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Sealing Ductwork.jpgSealing and insulating ductwork​, especially where ducts are in unheated spaces like attics and crawlspaces, can save energy and increase comfort.

Sealing existing ductwork or installing a new duct system in your Oregon home may be eligible for a Residential Energy Tax Credit.

RET​C Qualifications​

New ductwork or newly-sealed ductwork must meet certain qualifications to earn a Residential Energy Tax Credit, valued at up to $250. 

​You will need to have a Performance Tested Comfort System Air Conditioning Contractors of America Association (ACCA) , or Oregon Department of Energy-approved technician install your system.

Your installer should ensure your ductwork meets Bonneville Power Administration's Prescriptive Duct Sealing Specifications.

RETC Program Sunset

The RETC program ended on December 31, 2017. 

To qualify for a 2017 tax credit:
  • RETC devices must have been purchased by December 31, 2017;
  • Devices must be operational by April 1, 2018; and
  • ODOE must receive your application no later than June 1, 2018.
If you plan to transfer your tax credit, ODOE must receive the pass-through application on or before June 1, 2018. Please review the RETC Administrative Rules for more information about program eligibility and requirements.​

RET​C Application

After installation and testing, your contractor will send you the RETC application. Fill in the missing information, including any other incentives you are receiving, sign the application, and send it to the Oregon Department of Energy along with your itemized receipt. 

Other federal, local, or utility programs may also offer incentives .

2017 RETC Rate Chart ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2016 RETC Rate Chart ​​​​​​​​​

Your contractor will send you a RETC application after installing or sealing your ductwork.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ RETC Administrative Rules​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​ Incentives Ending in 2017 ​​​​​

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