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GoingDuctless.com Passes the Torch

Dec 13, 2021

After more than a decade of working with regional ductless heat pump contractors, the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project (NWDHPP) is retiring. As part of a planned Project phase-out, GoingDuctless.com, the Project’s Oriented and Master Installer program, and other Project resources will be discontinued as of April 1, 2022.

Transforming the Market Together

The NW Ductless Heat Pump Project—with the commitment of Oriented Installers and Master Installer partners—has helped spur the adoption of ductless heat pumps throughout the Northwest market. The engagement of Project installers and your willingness to champion this new technology yielded impressive results, including:

  • More than 100,000 ductless heat pumps were installed in NEEA’s target markets since 2008.
  • Nearly 83,000 ductless heat pumps have received a utility rebate since 2008.
  • 96% of HVAC companies in the Northwest install ductless heat pumps.
  • 93% of HVAC installers surveyed in 2019 who offer ductless heat pumps say they often or always recommend ductless heat pumps to customers.

Northwest installers’ commitment to the NWDHPP has been essential to the success of bringing ductless heat pumps to Northwest residents and businesses. It has been a collaborative effort, and the NWDHPP is grateful for your participation.

Next Steps

  • NEEA will continue to engage with residential HVAC market partners on heat pump solutions for all Northwest homes. Keep an eye out for future developments.
  • Installers are encouraged to join their local utility trade ally network if they are not already engaged.
  • To assist in the transition between trade ally programs, the final list of NW Ductless Heat Pump Project Oriented Installers will remain accessible to utilities and consumers for reference from April 1, 2022 through April 1, 2023. (No new installers will be able to join the list during this time.) This list will be hosted at Comfort Ready Home and BetterBuiltNW.com. Your contact information will remain on this list and no action is required on your part.
  • Opt-In to the Comfort Ready Home Contractor Network
    • Comfort Ready Home, a partnership funded by Northwest utilities and Bonneville Power Administration, supports utility energy efficiency upgrades through the Residential Contractor Network.
    • Installers can maintain their visibility with residential customers through ComfortReadyHome.com and their local utility in two ways:
      1. Enroll in the Comfort Ready Home Contractor Network without having to submit a contractor application. Click here to opt-in by providing your basic contact information. Registration and participation are free and easy.
      2. Contact your local utility to learn if there are any changes to their trade ally network program.

Learn more about Comfort Ready Home’s Residential Contractor Network here or contact info@ComfortReadyHome.com or 888-423-0211. For more information about the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project or its retirement, contact info@GoingDuctless.com or 503-467-2159.

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  • Single-story

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    • Less than 2,200 sq. ft.
    • Electric resistance with baseboard heaters or wall heaters
    • Infrared panels/ceilings
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  • Two-story

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    • Less than 2,600 sq. ft.
    • Electric resistance with baseboard heaters or wall heaters
    • Electric forced air furnace
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    • Electric baseboard/wall heating
    • Electric forced air furnace
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    • Less than 2,400 sq. ft.
    • Electric forced air furnace (preferred)
    • Baseboard heating, infrared panel, wall heaters
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