Ductless Heat Pumps
LEC will pay you $800* if your home is eligible for the program and you install a qualifying system from an installer on our Certified Contractor List.
At LEC, one of our primary goals is to provide members like you with great service and affordable electricity. We are continually looking for opportunities to help you lower your electric bill and improve the quality of your home.
We're helping qualified co-op members who have permanently installed zonal electric resistance heat (i.e. baseboard, ceiling cable, or wall heaters) or an electric forced air furnace upgrade to a ductless heat pump system that provides both heating and cooling. Your home can be a single-family, multiplex or manufactured home, either existing or new construction.
With a ductless heat pump system, you could save 25% to 40% on your electric bill, depending on the characteristics of your home. You can learn more about ductless heat pumps at www.goingductless.com and by reviewing the attached informational flyer.
Here's how to qualify for the rebate:
- Complete the homeowner information section of the attached Ductless Heat Pump rebate form, including signing the form twice, and make a copy to return to LEC to verify you qualify for the program. Save the original signed form and give to your installer to complete once installation is done. All systems must be pre-approved by LEC.
- After application is pre-approved, purchase a qualifying model from a contractor on our Certified Contractor List.
- Have your contractor install the system in our service territory.
- Have your contractor complete the remainder of the Ductless Heat Pump Installation Form and submit it to LEC.
- LEC may come and inspect the completed installation.
- Once final approval is made, your rebate check, made out according to the participation form, will be mailed within four weeks.
Your new ductless heat pump may also be eligible for a Montana residential energy tax credit. In addition, some ductless systems qualify for a federal tax credit of up to 30% of the total installed cost capped at $1,500 (check with your HVAC contractor or tax consultant for specific requirements and eligibility).
*Qualifying low income applicants can receive up to a $3,800 rebate.