Heat Pump Rebates
The cooperative offers rebates to members who install air source/dual fuel heat pump systems. Find out about air source/heat pump systems and the incentives offered below.
What is a Dual Fuel and Air Source Heat Pump System?
Air-source heat pumps are highly efficient heating and cooling devices that move heat (air) inside or outside the home through a compression and refrigeration system. They provide summer cooling and winter heating through an efficient unit located outside the home. They replace the need for a central air unit and limit the need for an inefficient electric or fossil fuel furnace. A heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. High efficiencies are possible because air-source heat pumps move heat instead of generating it, like in the case of fossil fuel systems.
A dual fuel system consists of an add-on electric heat pump to an oil, gas or propane furnace. An air source heat pump system (all-electric) consists of an add-on electric heat pump to an electric furnace. When the outside temperature drops below 25°, the heat pump turns off and the back-up furnace automatically comes on.
For more information on heat pumps, click here.
The member must sign an agreement, which explains the requirements for the Air Source/Dual Fuel Heat Pump program. The home must be at least 6 years old to qualify for the rebate (new construction homes do not qualify). The heat pump must be installed by an HVAC contractor on the Cooperative's Air Source/Dual Fuel Dealer list to receive the rebate. The heat pump must be Energy Star certified with a minimum SEER of 14.5 and minimum HSPF of 8.2.
For more information, click here to download our Air Source/Dual Fuel Heat Pump Packet.
Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. offers the following heat pump rebates:
- $600 for the purchase of a new dual fuel heat pump*
- $300 for the purchase of a replacement dual fuel heat pump*
- $300 for the purchase of a new or replacement air-source heat pump to an existing electric back-up system*
Members with dual fuel receive a reduced kWh rate of 2¢ on any heat pump usage during the months of September through May. Members must use an HVAC contractor from our participating Air Source/Dual Fuel Heat Pump Contractors List to qualify for the incentives. Loans are available at a fixed 3.5% interest rate. For more information on loans, click here.
*Incentives can change and are not guaranteed. Call the office to confirm current program incentives prior to installation.