Go Ductless to Upgrade Your Home’s Outdated Electric Heating System, Save Money, Stay Comfortable

Seattle City Light is helping qualified customers upgrade to a ductless heating and cooling system that uses a fraction of the electricity and provides more comfort than outdated systems. Eligible homeowners will receive a $1,200 rebate from City Light.

Seattle City Light customers can qualify for a $1,200 rebate on a ductless heat pump like the one keeping this room comfy. The unit is on the wall on the right above the picture.

If you currently have outdated baseboard or wall heaters, it’s likely you are using more energy than necessary to heat your home.

Seattle City Light is helping qualified customers upgrade to a ductless heating and cooling system that uses a fraction of the electricity and provides more comfort than outdated systems. Eligible homeowners will receive a $1,200 rebate from City Light.

Heating and cooling can be the largest electricity expense in your home. For moderate climates likeSeattle’s, using a ductless system instead of your baseboard or wall heaters can save you money and electricity, while keeping you comfortable.

More than 500 City Light customers have already taken advantage of this offer to install ductless heat pumps in their homes.

“Our old baseboard heaters did not heat our house very evenly. I had a ductless system installed in my home and now we are much more comfortable,” customer Ross Daniel of Seattle said. “We are seeing savings on our utility bills and I love it.”

Unlike a regular heat pump, ductless heat pumps operate without ductwork, eliminating potential loss of energy from leaky or unsealed ducts. They are a good substitute for electric baseboards or wall heaters, but not for existing ducted electric, oil or gas furnaces. A ductless heating and cooling system consists of one indoor unit per room or area, and a compressor unit outside.

Why upgrade to a Ductless Heating and Cooling System?

  • Save energy and money every month. Installing a ductless heating and cooling system can save you up to 50 percent on your heating costs.
  • Experience a more comfortable home. Ductless systems are much safer, quieter and circulate air more evenly, eliminating hot and cold spots.
  • Get a $1,200 rebate from Seattle City Light if you qualify.
  • Low-cost easy installation. Because there is no ducting, installation is quick, simple and affordable. The average installed cost is about $3,500 after the rebate from City Light.
  • Stay cool when it’s hot. Systems come standard with air conditioning so you can get rid of those noisy window units.

How do I know if I qualify for a rebate?

In order to qualify for a rebate, your home must be located in Seattle City Light’s service territory and have electric baseboard heaters, wall units or ceiling units installed as the primary source of heat. Homes with electric, gas or oil furnaces with ducting do not qualify. Visit www.seattle.gov/ductless or call our Energy Advisors at (206) 684-3800 to learn more about eligibility and next steps. Income-eligible customers may qualify for a new system installed at no charge. Call 206-684-0244 to see if you qualify.