Heat Pump Program

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC)’s Energy Efficiency Program offers a cash rebate to members that procure a qualifying energy-efficient heat pump. Convert your forced-air electric furnace, electric baseboard, and electric space heaters, or upgrade your old heat pump to a new and more efficient heat pump. The qualifying unit must be installed by an installer who is listed on our Participating Installer list. To obtain a rebate for your new efficient heat pump, follow the process outlined below:

  1. UEC can complete an optional Free Home Energy Assessment.
  2. Compare multiple bids from participating installers (see list below). If you would like to take advantage of our 1.99 percent Energy Saver Loan program, submit a request at this point.
  3. Installation.
  4. Receive your rebate.

Qualifying Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps: Air source heat pumps extract heat from the air and pump it either inside or outside to heat or cool your home. They require centralized ductwork to spread the conditioned air throughout the house.

UEC will pay for a new air source heat pump per the following schedule:

  • Add air source heat pump to an electric resistance forced-air furnace: $2,000
  • Replace existing air source heat pump or add to another fuel source: $750

Split systems: Shall be either Energy Star labeled or have a minimum of 9.0 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) or better; SEER Performance Factor of 14.0.

Ductless or Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Ductless heat pumps also extract heat from the air and pump it either inside or outside to heat or cool your home. However, unlike air source heat pumps, they do not require ductwork to be installed. Their compact nature allows greater flexibility for installation. Contact any of the Participating Installers listed below for a quote or bid proposal. Be sure to mention Umatilla Electric’s Heat Pump Program.

  • UEC will pay $1,000 for a new ductless heat pump

To qualify for a rebate, a new ductless heat pump installation must be listed on BPA’s DHP Qualified Products List (QPL), Inverter driven or variable speed, Dedicated electrical circuit, Single Head: HSPF of 11.0 or greater, Multi-Head: HSPF of 9.0 or greater and be installed in a home primarily heated with electricity.

2020 Ductless Heat Pump Participation Form

Installer Best Practices Guide (PDF)


Your Installer will go through the inspection checklist to make sure you know how to operate the heat pump and understand its routine maintenance and warranty coverage. Upon receipt of this checklist, a UEC representative will contact you to schedule your inspection. This inspection helps to make sure that the unit is installed correctly and that you are satisfied with the installation.

Umatilla Electric will pay incentives toward the purchase of a qualifying heat pump system, depending on the energy efficiency of the unit that you purchase. Existing or new site-built or manufactured homes are eligible for a UEC heat pump rebate; tenants, as well as homeowners, qualify with the homeowners’ permission. UEC reserves the right to inspect any project installation for compliance to program specifications. UEC is not liable for issues arising from this project installation. Rebates expire December 31, 2020, and are subject to fund availability. Contact UEC for details.

Download the HVAC Heat Pump Rebate Form.


Before beginning your installation process, ask about qualifying for a low, 1.99 percent, interest Energy Saver Loan.

Participating Installers

Apollo Sheet Metal, Inc.
1207 W. Columbia Drive
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 586-1104
Fax: 509-586-7449
Get directions to Apollo Sheet Metal, Inc.

Bruce Heating & Air
80385 Highway 395 North
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: (541) 567-6813
Fax: 541-564-7644
Get directions to Bruce Heating & Air

Columbia Basin Heating and Cooling LLC
Zach Wilson

DAYCO Heating & Cooling
11 N. Auburn
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 586-9464
Fax: 509-582-5106
Get directions to DAYCO Heating & Cooling

Eastern Oregon Heating & Air
82000 N. Hwy 395
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: (541) 567-3095
Fax: 541-922-0456
Get directions to Eastern Oregon Heating & Air

Eclipse Heating & Cooling
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: (541) 564-1031

Gordon’s Heating & Cooling Inc. – Hermiston
80891 Highway 395 North
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: (541) 567-0114
Fax: 541-567-1701
Get directions to Gordon’s Heating & Cooling Inc. – Hermiston

Gordon’s Heating & Cooling Inc. – Pendleton
214 SE Emigrant Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-3154
Fax: 541-276-5060
Get directions to Gordon’s Heating & Cooling Inc. – Pendleton

Total Quality Air– Pasco, WA
619 N. 3rd Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: (509) 205-1592

*UEC does not require more than one bid. However, multiple bids are encouraged.