2017 FALL DUCTLESS  UPDATES
The NW Ductless Heat Pump Project has been hard at work developing new opportunities for you and your customers. Read on to learn more about an event that will help improve your sales strategy, promotional offers to help you and your customers save on ductless equipment and Oregon tax credit updates.  
MARKET PROGRESS EVALUATION REPORT WEBINAR INVITATION
Join the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project on September 25 for a preview of the latest ductless heat pump Market Progress  and Evaluation Report (MPER). Register for the upcoming webinar now to hear about key findings ahead of the report release.  This webinar will help you learn more about the current state of the ductless market and show you ways to grow your business. Topics will include:   
  • Key market findings and recommendations
  • Influence on the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project's 2018 activities
  • How to use this knowledge in your business 
Event details: 
  • Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PST
  • Join the Event: Register Here

You can find previous years' Market Progress Evaluation Reports here.

NEW HEATING COMPARISON TOOL
To help consumers choose an appropriate replacement for their existing electrical heating systems, the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project has developed a new heating comparison tool

The tool covers the relative expense of a single-zone DHP, electric baseboard/Cadets, a heat pump and an electric forced-air furnace. There are branded and non-branded versions of the tool available; to request a customizable version of the tool to add your customer-facing sales material,   info@GoingDuctless.com

FALL DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP PROMOTIONS
Ductless heat pump promotion season is here!
See the following sections for full details.
MITSUBISHI - GENSCO MANUFACTURED HOME SINGLE-ZONE DHP PROMOTION MitsubishiMH
The Mitsubishi-Gensco set-price promotion for electrically 
heated  manufactured home residents is underway!  Promotion details include:
  • Set pricing at $3,500 or $3,950 for single-zone HM products 12k and 15k Btu sizes
  • Set pricing at $4,500 or $4,950 for single zone FH cold climate (10 HSPF) products in 12k and 15k Btu sizes
  • Must be a single-zone system
  • Must be an electrically heated manufactured home
  • Available now through November 25, 2017
  • Equipment must be purchased from and installed by a participating Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor
  • Homeowners can find participating contractors at SaveOnHeatingBill.com
To let consumers know about this excellent deal, Mitsubishi-Gensco and the Project developed a direct mail campaign  featuring Mitsubishi branding for likely-to-purchase consumers in select markets in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. 
MITSUBISHI - GENSCO $200 MARKDOWN PROMOTIONMitsubishiMarkdown
Now through November 25th, Mitsubishi and Gensco are offering a new markdown promotion!   Promotion details include:
  • $200 markdown on single-zone Mitsubishi ductless system installations (FH, GL, SUZ, KJ outdoor units)
  • Additional markdowns up to $1,000 on multi-zone systems 
  • Available now through November 25, 2017
  • Offered in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington
  • Equipment must be purchased from and installed by a Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor
  • Consumers can find eligible Diamond Contractors at DuctlessHomeComfort.com 
CARRIER & BRYANT FREE INDOOR HEAD PROMOTIONCarrierBryant
This fall, Carrier and their Northwest distributors are offering a 
free  high-wall mount indoor unit to all Carrier or Bryant ductless single-zone heat pump system customers. This represents a $300 - $1,500 value. Full details include:

Plus, Airefco will run a TV advertising campaign that will air during local newscasts in select markets. Take advantage of their marketing push to sell ductless! Markets include: 

  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Spokane
  • Bend
  • Yakima
  • TriCities
LG $400 MARKDOWN PROMOTIONLG
LG is working with their Northwest distributors and the NW Ductless Heat
Pump Project to bring the region a new ductless promotion this fall. Promotion details include:
  • $400 markdown on all single-zone LG ductless systems (excluding Mega systems)
  • An additional $50 per indoor head for select multi-zone LG ductless systems
  • Available now through November 30, 2017
  • Equipment must be purchased from and installed by an LG installer
  • Offered in Oregon and Washington at participating distributors:
    • Thrifty Supply
    • Pacific Plumbing
    • The Heat Pump Store
OREGON RESIDENTIAL ENERGY TAX CREDIT (RETC) EXPIRATION
The Residential Energy Tax Credit (RETC) administered by the Oregon Department of Energy is set to expire on December 31, 2017. Help your customers take advantage of this tax credit before it's gone!

While the RETC may be expiring, local utilities still offer ductless rebates throughout the region. Ensure that your customers take advantage of this tax credit before it expires by making sure they have purchased a qualifying ductless system by December 31, 2017 and installed it by April 1, 2018. 
The NW Ductless Heat Pump Project is an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA). NEEA is an alliance of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations working to accelerate the innovation and adoption of energy-efficient products, services and  practices  in the Northwest.