Cowlitz County PUD - H2 AdvantagePlus Residential Heat Pump Program (Washington)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Cowlitz County PUD - H2 AdvantagePlus Residential Heat Pump Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Heat pumps, Heat Pump Controls
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Heat Pumps: $450 - $1,800

Conversion from Electric Forced Air Furnace: $1,400 - $1,900
Duct Sealing: $50 - $350
Heat Pump Controls: $300

Equipment Requirements The heat pump system must meet or exceed the program’s following minimum efficiency requirements:

HSPF of 9.0 and a SEER of 14.0

Installation Requirements Both new and existing site-built homes are eligible. Homes must have ceiling insulation of R-19 or more, where possible. PUD pre-approved heat pump contractors must be used in order to qualify for funding.

Program Administrator Cowlitz County Public Utility District

References DSIRE[1]


Cowlitz County PUD will provide rebates to customer homeowners who have a PUD-qualified heat pump dealer upgrade their heating system with the installation of a premium efficiency heat pump system, in accordance with the PUD’s rigid set of installation standards, and who upgrade their ductwork to meet the PTCS duct sealing requirements. Rebate incentives are as follows:

  • With 50% or more of ducts in unheated areas (including the required upgrade of the duct system to meet PTCS duct sealing standards): $900
  • With less than 50% of ducts in unheated areas: $450
  • Homes over 4,500 square feet are allowed two incentives (for two heat pumps or for a very large properly sized unit): $1800

Rebates are also available for customers who convert their electric forced air furnaces to heat pumps, for duct sealing, and for the installation of heat pump controls. Customers can visit Cowlitz County PUD's web site for more information on their H2 AdvantagePlus Residential Heat Pump Program, including a list of step-by-step procedures customers need to take to apply for a rebate. An approved contractor's list provides a variety of local businesses that are pre-qualified by Cowlitz PUD to perform work under this program. To speak with a utility representative, customers can call 360-577-7514 or 800-631-1131.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Cowlitz County PUD
Department Cowlitz County Public Utility District
Division Energy Conservation Department
Address 961 12th Avenue
Address 2 P.O. Box 3007
Place Longview, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98632
Phone (360) 577-7514
Phone 2 (800) 631-1131

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"