HEEHRA Heat Pump Installations in Portland, OR
Save Up to $8,000 on a Heat Pump Installation With the High‑Efficiency Electric Homes Rebate Act (HEEHRA)
Americans can save tens of thousands on installing high-efficiency heat pump systems with the Inflation Reduction Act’s rebates and tax credits. The act includes giving homeowners access to the High-Efficiency Electric Homes Rebate Act (HEEHRA), Homeowner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES), and 25C Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit programs.
According to the Department of Energy, this historic legislation enables the USA to slash its domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in the next decade.
HEEHRA makes heat pump installations more affordable for homeowners. Heat pumps work well in Portland as they both heat and cool homes. By electrifying your home with a heat pump, you can save money on your monthly energy bills due to not using gas or oil fuel sources anymore. Normally, they cost $6-12k to install.
With HEEHRA, households that make below 150% of the area’s median income can qualify for up to $8,000 in rebates, which can cover an entire installation. Portland’s Housing Bureau will determine these household income ranges.
State Energy Offices and tribes will be administering the rebate funds in 2023. The exact timeline hasn’t been determined by Oregon yet, but our best guess is that funds will roll out in the latter half of 2023.
These rebate funds will be available through September 30, 2031 and can immediately help reduce upfront installation costs at the point of sale. Homeowners must purchase ENERGY STAR-certified heat pumps to take advantage of HEEHRA. Both ducted and ductless heat pumps count.
Call Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning today at 503-538-1950 to set up an appointment to discuss your heat pump installation options and any questions you may have.
- NATE-certified technicians
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Is Your Current HVAC Equipment Eligible For HEEHRA?
What Heat Source Do You Currently Have?
If you already have a heat pump or ductless heat pump, although there are no available rebates through HEEHRA, you may still be eligible for alternative rebates through your local utility or municipal programs.
If you have a heating system that runs on natural gas or oil, your household may be eligible for HEEHRA. Please see the “Is Your Income Level Eligible For HEEHRA?” section below.
If you use electric resistance heating (like baseboards, cadets, electric furnaces, etc.), your household may be eligible for HEEHRA. Please see the “Is Your Income Level Eligible For HEEHRA?” section below.
What if My Heat Source Isn’t Eligible for HEEHRA?
If you aren’t eligible for HEEHRA, you may still qualify for the Homeowner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) rebate or the 25C Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit program.
Through the HOMES program, households can receive a rebate of up to $8,000 for a whole-house energy-saving project. The project must achieve a minimum of 20% energy savings via electrification and weatherization upgrades. Projects that cut energy consumption by 35% or more have larger available rebates. These rebate funds are available for use during point-of-sale purchases until September 30, 2031.
On the other hand, homeowners receive the 25C Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit once they file their taxes. With 25C, homeowners can deduct up to 30% of costs for a qualifying energy-efficiency project from their taxes. Deductions are capped at $2,000 for a heat pump installation, while other upgrades are limited to $1,200 in deductions per year. You can also receive a $150 tax credit for a home energy audit. These new federal tax credits will start on January 1, 2023 and end in 2032.
Is Your Income Level Eligible For HEEHRA?
Is Your Household Size and Income Eligible For HEEHRA?
Portland Housing Bureau has published introductory guidelines for the household pre-tax gross income ranges eligible for HEEHRA in the area. Numbers are subject to change.
|Household Size||Below 80% Area Median Income||Between 80-150% Area Median Income||Above 150% Area Median Income|
Less than $54,150
Between $54,150 and $101,745
Greater than $101,745
Less than $61,900
Between $61,900 and $116,280
Greater than $116,280
Less than $69,650
Between $69,650 and $130,815
Greater than $130,815
Less than $77,350
Between $77,350 and $145,350
Greater than $145,350
Less than $83,550
Between $83,550 and $156,843
Greater than $156,843
Less than $89,750
Between $89,750 and $168,606
Greater than $168,606
Less than $95,950
Between $95,950 and $180,606
Greater than $180,606
Less than $102,150
Between $102,150 and $191,862
Greater than $191,862
If you’re below 80% area median income for your household size, you’re eligible for HEEHRA. You qualify for a maximum consumer rebate of $14,000, including the following:
- 100% of the cost for a heat pump installation, up to $8,000
- 100% of the cost for an electrical panel upgrade, up to $4,000
- 100% of the cost for electrical wiring upgrades, up to $2,500
If you’re between 80-150% area median income for your household size, you’re eligible for HEEHRA. You qualify for a maximum consumer rebate of $14,000, including the following:
- 50% of the cost for a heat pump installation, up to $4,000
- 50% of the cost for an electrical panel upgrade, up to $2,000
- 50% of the cost for electrical wiring upgrades, up to $1,250
Eligible homeowners can also use Rewiring America’s savings calculator to approximate how much money they could get through the Inflation Reduction Act.
Contact Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning at 503-538-1950 to set up an appointment to discuss your options for a high-efficiency heat pump installation done by NATE-certified technicians. We’ll help you determine eligibility for HEEHRA and other programs under the Inflation Reduction Act and help you settle paperwork for a stress-free experience!
If you’re above 150% area median income for your household size, you’re not eligible for HEEHRA. See “What if my income level isn’t eligible for HEEHRA?” for programs you qualify for.
I’m Eligible! What Can I Stack With HEEHRA Rebates?
You can stack HEEHRA rebates with federal tax credits, like the 25C Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit program.
You can stack HEEHRA with the Homeowner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) program—but only for different upgrades. You will need to meet the HOMES’ eligibility requirements. For example, you could use HEEHRA for a heat pump installation and then use the HOMES program for a different home upgrade (e.g., adding insulation or sealing air duct leaks).
You can stack HEEHRA with state programs, but that will depend on the State Energy Office. Contact Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning at 503-538-1950 for assistance. We can help you determine which rebates, tax credits, and other discounts you may be eligible for. Plus, we can help with the completion of the forms and submitting them to the appropriate agencies.
Since HEEHRA Might Not Roll Out Until the Second Half of 2023, Should I Wait To Install a Heat Pump?
While you could wait to install a new system, you’ll be paying higher monthly energy bills in the meantime. Heat pumps are more efficient than oil or gas-fueled furnaces and are even more efficient than their electrical furnace counterpart. The Department of Energy states that using a heat pump can reduce your electrical consumption by 50%. Installing a heat pump sooner rather than later can help you save on your energy bills.
Not to mention that most homeowners replace their air conditioners and furnaces simultaneously with heat pumps or hold off on installing an air conditioner until they can install a heat pump. So, if you’re waiting to install a heat pump, you might be without air conditioning that reduces indoor humidity. See a related article: “Do You Need an AC in Portland?”
25C Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit and Homeowner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) program are both available in early 2023 to help you reap cost savings on your heat pump installation. Through HOMES, households with less than 80% of the area median income can get a rebate for up to 80% of project costs.
It’s also possible that the State Energy Offices will allow HEEHRA to apply for retroactive installations.
What if My Income Level Isn’t Eligible for HEEHRA?
If you aren’t eligible for HEEHRA, you can still benefit from the 25C Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit program, starting in January 2023 through 2032. You’ll receive a tax credit of 30% of the cost for qualifying energy-efficiency home projects, up to $1,200 per year. A notable exception is a heat pump installation, which allows for annual deductions of up to $2,000.
You can also receive federal tax credits for other projects (see here). For example, electrical panels and rewiring upgrade tax credits are worth 30% of the cost, up to an annual cap of $600.
High-income households can also qualify for the Homeowner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) rebate program to receive up to $8,000 for a whole-house energy-saving project. Electrification and weatherization projects that achieve between 20% and 35% or above in energy savings are eligible. These rebate funds are available through September 2031 and can help you save upfront on projects during a point-of-sale purchase.
Five Reasons to Choose Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning
We Prepare To Provide Outstanding Service Before We Arrive at Your Doorstep
Over the last four decades, Four Seasons has been one of the most trusted and reliable HVAC providers in Portland and the surrounding areas.
Before we even take our first service call of the day, our team is hard at work preparing. When we arrive at your home, we’ll have a fully-stocked van and service members ready to execute.
We Hire People You’d Want In Your Home
Call us crazy, but when you invite a stranger into your home, they better make a terrific first impression. We hire kind people with clean background checks who our customers feel comfortable around.
With over a thousand 5-star reviews and a strong reputation in the area, rest assured that our highly-trained and experienced technicians can give you the stress-free service experience you deserve from start to finish.
We Present You With System Options and Never Pressure You Into a Decision
Choices are a great thing. That’s why we never want our customers to feel pushed into a service that isn’t right for them. We always give you pressure-free ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump system options. After you sign off on the system best for your home, we’ll complete your heat pump installation in a single day.
We Beat Our Competitor’s Prices.
Over the years, Four Seasons has created processes that have saved us operating costs. We then immediately passed on those savings to our customers. The bottom line is that we can provide more affordable installation services than other HVAC companies in the portland area without sacrificing quality. We also have a Best Price Guarantee and easy financing options.
We Guarantee Your Satisfaction 100%. And We Mean It.
Four Seasons keeps our customers top-of-mind with one straightforward promise. We guarantee to make it right if your service experience isn’t to your satisfaction, including a 100% refund.
No nonsense. No funny stuff. Just honest service at a fair price. We always provide a:
- 10-Year Parts Warranty: The heat pumps installed by Four Seasons feature a ten-year parts and compressor warranty.
- 1-Year Labor Warranty: The heat pumps installed by Four Seasons feature a one-year labor warranty.
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