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Heat Pumps Systems
Heat Pump Systems
Premium efficiency heat pumps systems can save you money on heating each year. The only way to be sure they are operating efficiently is to have a performance verification test on your new and existing system.
 
Even the most experienced installer can't judge the heat pump air flow without testing. That's why the Oregon Department of Energy requires the performance of all systems to be verified using the CheckMe or Performance Tested Comfort System test procedure.

Heat Pump Systems

A split-system, air-source heat pump qualifies for a tax credit for equipment that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Heating Season Performance Factor of  9.0 or higher
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio of 12 or higher
  • A PTCS or CheckMe certfied technician listed by the Oregon Department of Energy must verify the performance of the system.
The following chart will help you to determine the tax credit amount for installations beginning in 2013:
 
 

The heat pump installation must be performed by a PTCS or CheckMe certfied technician listed by the Oregon Department of Energy These companies employ tax credit technicians that test the installed system and verify that it meets established criteria. The system must pass the test for the tax credit to be issued (click here for a list of eligible measures). A few weeks after testing your heat pump, you will receive a tax credit application. Fill in the missing information, including your social security number, sign the application and send it with a copy of your itemized receipt to the Oregon Department of Energy for tax credit approval. If you do not receive an application from your technician, please contact your technician directly. 
 
Note: In "dual fuel" or "hybrid" systems with a gas furnace installed as a backup to a heat pump, only the primary heating system will be eligible for a tax credit. Installations in rental and commercial property should apply through the Energy Incentives Program

Heat Pump
 
Tax Credit Application Form

Duct and Heat Pump Tax Credit Technicians
 
Technician Information 

2014 Residential Energy Tax Credit Rates

2013 Residential Energy Tax Credit Rates