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Geothermal Heat Pump Rebate

As much as half of the energy used in your home can go to keeping it heated or cooled. Ground Source Heat Pumps use up to 50% less electricity to operate, which means more $$ savings on your utilities.

Participation Steps

  • Complete the Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate application. The application includes a checklist of items you will need to receive a rebate. Please note, you can fill out the form using your computer but you must print it and sign the form before submitting it.
  • Obtain a copy of the final mechanical permit from the Building/Site Development division of the Community Development Department.
  • Obtain a copy of the paid receipt that lists the model numbers for the system and any additional installed equipment as listed in the AHRI Directory.
  • The rebate application form and receipts must be submitted to Columbia Water & Light within six months of the air conditioner unit’s installation.  Incomplete or incorrect applications will have thirty days to provide the correct information or risk losing their place in the rebate funding process.
  • Rebates are offered on a first come, first served basis to electric customers as funding is available each fiscal year. Columbia Water & Light reserves the right to inspect the installed equipment before the rebate payment is issued.
  • GHSP systems purchased or installed prior to April 1, 2017 will not qualify for rebate.

NOTE: Check the AHRI Directory for EER rating confirmation before completing the purchase of a new unit. Sometimes the manufacturer’s EER rating can be rated higher than the unit can actually perform.

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate

$300 per ton rebate is available to CW&L residential and commercial customers retrofitting an existing system and/or to new construction.

Both retrofits and new construction must meet building energy efficiency requirements as specified in the GSHP Rebate Policy.

Residential GSHP systems are limited to a maximum of 10 tons; Commercial GSHP systems must be less than 50 tons.

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