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 rebates:
    • $150 to $300 per ton for pump upgrades
    • $1,000 per ton for heat pump retrofits
  • Variable refrigerant flow rebate of $400 per ton.
  • Web-connected thermostat rebates.
    • $150 per unit for connected thermostat with electric heat
    • $50 per unit for connected thermostat for electric air conditioning

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. Contact us at prior to installation for any custom retrofit projects.

Rebate Eligibility Details

  • New, qualifying equipment must be 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.

How to apply for equipment rebates and incentives

Equipment rebate projects can be submitted before the project happens or within 180 days of the equipment installation. 

To ensure you’re installing eligible equipment, contact our experts at 253-502-8619 or to discuss your project and eligible equipment.  

You can also submit your application to see if your project qualifies. 

Include a quote or final invoice with your submission. 

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%.

Tacoma Power will pay up to 100% of the project cost of an ARC for your business. Please see the ARC program application for rebate amounts.

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 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 bill, see our community testimonials:

Click here to read how incorporating high-performance lighting system and an energy efficient HVAC system helps Franke Tobey Jones care center manage utility costs, maintain quality surroundings, and be aesthetically pleasing.

Watch how the Tacoma Rescue Mission used LED lighting and an energy efficient HVAC system to build a new shelter to last. Their total energy savings is enough to power an average Tacoma Power home for one year.

*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.