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    Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

    This program is available to our commercial customers who are installing a Variable Refrigerant Flow System (VRF) in an existing space to replace either zonal or forced-air, electric-resistance heat. Buildings heated by air-source heat pumps or gas are not eligible. The PUD offers a rebate of $800 per ton for installations meeting all of the requirements below.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for this program, the existing building must have the following characteristics:

    • The building has to have been occupied for at least one year without a change in building use type, or have data available for the previous year's electricity use. 
    • The conditioned floor area must be 100,000 square feet or smaller.
    • The area conditioned by the new VRF needs to have previously been heated by either zonal or forced-air, electric resistance heat as the primary heating source.

    System Requirements

    To qualify for this program, the VRF installation must meet the following requirements:

    Step-by-Step Process

    1. Confirm Eligibility - Contact us to determine if your business is eligible
    2. Find a Contractor - Contact contractors to request proposals. View a list of qualified local contractors
    3. Submit Paperwork - Complete and submit a VRF Project Information form.
    4. Complete the Installation - We will notify you when your project has been approved and you can proceed with installation. Once we receive notification that your system is installed, we will schedule an inspection.
    5. Receive your Rebate - We will pay your rebate once your new system has passed inspection and we have received all the required documentation.

    Expert Help Available

    We partner with Efficiency Services Group (ESG) to bring you this rebate program. Call ESG at (888) 883-9879 or to start your project.