Heat Pump Program

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. A FREE Home Energy Audit is required, and 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:

Step 1: Have UEC complete a Free Home Energy Audit

Step 2: Compare multiple bids from participating installers (see list below). If you would like take advantage of our 1.99 percent Energy Saver Loan program, submit a request at this point.

Step 3: Installation

Step 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 a variable speed heat pump: $700
  • Add to electric resistance forced-air furnace: $2,000
  • Replace existing air source heat pump or add to another fuel source: $500

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 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

DHP Qualified Product List 10-1-2019

Installer-Best Practices-Guide


Your Installer will go through the inspection check list 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.


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

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

Campbell & Company
2828 W. Irving St.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: 509-545-9848
Fax: 509-545-1692

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

Eastern Oregon Heating & Air
80549 N. Hwy 395
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: 541-567-3095
Fax: 541-922-0456

Elite Heating & Air Conditioning
81343 Liberty Lane
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: 541-561-0054

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

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

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