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Air Source Ducted Heat Pump
Air-Sourced Ducted Heat Pumps are an energy-efficient option to provide heating and cooling. Heat pumps can be more than twice as energy efficient as furnaces, and can be added to homes that already have ductwork. 

For homes without ductwork, check out ductless heat pumps.
Certain air-source ducted heat pumps installed in your Oregon home may be eligible for a Residential Energy Tax Credit.

RETC Qualifications

Any air-sourced ducted heat pump purchased must meet certain qualifications to earn a Residential Energy Tax Credit​, which can range from $800 to $1,125, depending on its Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF) rating. See the RETC Rate Chart for more information.

You will need to have a Performance Tested Comfort System or CheckMe certified contractor install and test your heat pump. If your system achieves an HSPF rating of 9.5 or higher, you are eligible for the credit.

Note: The RETC program is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2017. RETC devices must be purchased by December 31, 2017, operational by April 1, 2018, and applications must be received by ODOE no later than June 1, 2018.​


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 installing contractor will send you a RETC application after installing and testing your system.

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

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