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Save with HVAC

Upgrading to energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment can help your business use 40% less electricity and significantly reduce your electric bills. To make upgrading more affordable for you, we offer the following rebates:

  • Ductless heat pump rebate of $500 per ton for retrofits only. New construction is not eligible.
  • Heat pump rebate of $150 per ton for new construction and retrofits.
  • Variable refrigerant flow rebate of $150 per ton for new construction and retrofits.
  • Web-enabled thermostat rebate of $200 per unit for retrofits. New construction is not eligible.
  • Advanced Rooftop Unit Control (ARC) rebate of 70% of the project cost of an ARC for your business. We also offer rebates of $225 per ton for electric and a $50 per ton for gas. See below for details.

If your company is interested in a large-scale energy-efficiency upgrade, consider our Custom Retrofit Program, which could cover up to 70% of the project cost.

Rebate Eligibility Details

  • Rebates are for electric heat only. Natural gas systems are not eligible.
  • New, qualifying equipment must be purchased and installed in a business location within Tacoma Power’s service territory.
  • Technical specs and requirements are listed on the rebate form.
  • Please see the rebate application for specific qualifications.

Rebate Process*

Submit the application plus a copy of the invoice including vendor name, brand, model, and date of installation to:

C/I Equipment Upgrades
Tacoma Power
Consumer Energy Programs, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 11007
Tacoma, WA 98411

Advanced Rooftop Unit Control

An Advanced Rooftop Unit Control (ARC) is an energy-saving upgrade that works with constant volume, single-zone packaged rooftop unit (RTU) equipment. These controls, which are monitored via the Internet, work with various RTU manufacturers and can reduce utility expenses by more than 50%.

TPU will pay up to 70% of the project cost of an ARC for your business. We also offer rebates of $225 per ton for electric and a $50 per ton for gas.

ARCs vs. Standard RTUs

With a standard RTU, the supply fan operates continuously when your building is occupied. And since fan speed cannot be controlled, it supplies constant air volume whether the outdoor air damper is opened or closed. This makes it less efficient than an ARC.

An ARC offers the following benefits:

  • Variable fan speeds allow you to customize for different modes of operation such as ventilation or first or second stage heating or cooling.
  • Integrated air-side economizers control the flow of air with differential dry-bulb temperature control.
  • Demand-controlled ventilation uses a return-air carbon dioxide sensor to regulate outdoor air damper and fan speed controls, which ensures carbon dioxide levels do not exceed allowable limits.

Rebate Process*

  • Contact our experts at (253) 502-8619 or bizrebates@cityoftacoma.org to discuss your project and options.
  • Download, complete, and submit the ARC Rebate Application to us for pre-approval. We will contact you if a pre-installation site verification is required, and when pre-approval is complete.
  • Buy and install the qualifying equipment. New ARC equipment must be purchased and installed in an existing RTU at a business location within our service territory. Please read the ARC Rebate Application for complete details.
  • After installation, complete Attachment A (ARC Functional Testing Sheets) located in the ARC Rebate Application and submit it to us. We will notify you if post-installation site verification is required.
  • We will mail a rebate check after all final project documentation has been reviewed and approved.
What Our Customers Say

To learn more about how our rebates can help your company reduce its utility bills, read the following testimonial and case study regarding our collaboration with Totem Ocean Trailer Express and the Port of Tacoma.

*Program requirements and rebate amounts are subject to change without notice. Tacoma Power does not endorse any particular contractor, manufacturer or product. Tacoma Power makes no express or implied warranties of these products.

Payment is subject to the terms and conditions of the rebate. Tacoma Power reserves the right to verify sales transactions and to inspect installations prior to issuing rebates. Incorrect or incomplete information may lead to a delay or cancellation of rebate processing.

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