Heat Pump Upgrades for Commercial Buildings

Heat Pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool place to a warm space. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning for as little as one-quarter the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

Heat Pumps

for commercial buildings

Heat Pumps

Receive up to $1,000 per unit that's under 6 tons for qualifying heat pump upgrade projects.

A typical project payback, including incentives, is around 17 years. 

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Customer Benefits

Air Quality

Increased value of commercial space

Air Quality

Less maintenance than traditional heating systems

Air Quality

Long life span

Incentive Requirements

Pre-installation Conditions

Pre-installation Conditions

Heat Pump Upgrade projects building requirements: 

  • A new or existing construction building

- If new construction, there are no pre-installation requirements

- For retrofits, the heat pump must replace an existing heat pump

  • If the space was previously conditioned by an air source, ground source, or ductless heat pump that is no longer working, and the space is conditioned by backup electric heat, the application is eligible for a heat pump upgrade
Post-installation Conditions

Post-installation Conditions

The installed Heat Pump must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have less than 20 tons of cooling capacity
  • Be an air-to-air Heat Pump system
  • Meet BPA Tier 1 or Tier 2 efficiency requirements per the BPA Heat Pump Specification

Common Questions

  • What should I be considering when installing Heat Pump upgrades for commercial applications?
  • What are good applications for Heat Pump upgrades?
Common Questions
  • What are bad applications for Heat Pump upgrades?