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Tax credits and incentive rebates for 2013!

Tax Credits and Energy Incentive Rebates: 

Oregon Energy Tax Credits - Furnaces:
Furnaces installed in 2014 qualify for a tax credit if it meets the following minimum requirements:
Up to $352 if it has an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 95 to 96.9% or $492  if it has an AFUE of 97% or greater.
Has an electrically-efficient fan motor - listed in the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institue (AHRI) with the "e" symbol. These are typically marketed as "variable speed" blowers. Multi-speed and single speed motors are not electrically efficient.
System must be installed with ducted outdoor air for combustion. Models that can be installed using either inside or outside combustion air should indicate on the final invoice that the installation was outside combustion air ("two-pipe"), including furnaces and boilers installed in garages.
Visit the Oregon Department of Energy website for additional information.

Oregon Incentive Rebates -  Heat Pumps:
Energy Trust: Heat pump must be used as the primary heat source; back-up systems do not qualify for an incentive.

For an upgrade from an old heat pump or replacing non-electric heat (examples include: propane, wood or oil):  
$250, Requirement: HSPF 9.0, or greater
$500, Requirement:
minimum HSPF9.5

For an upgrade from an electric furnace, baseboard, wall heater or ceiling heat:
$450, Requirement:
HSPF 9.0, or greater
$700, Requirement: minimum HSPF 9.5

Oregon Incentive Rebates - Ductless Heat Pumps:
Energy Trust offers an $800 cash incentive per residence. A maximum of two indoor units allowed per outdoor unit. Only two outdoor units per residence. An incentive is not available if home exceeds these amounts

Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit - Ductless Heat Pumps:
Up to $1500.00, ductless heat pump models eligible for the Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit must meet the following specifications: 
Have variable speed compressor (“inverter technology”) – providing more efficient operation to match the heating/cooling needs of the house under a variety of weather conditions. 
Be listed in the ARI directory and provide at least 50 percent of rated capacity efficient operation when outside air is 17° F. and have no built-in electric resistance heat. 
Be installed by a technician that has received factory-sponsored training within the past 5 years 
For installations beginning in 2014, please use this chart to calculate the estimated tax credit amount.

Washington Incentive Rebates - Ductless Heat Pump:
Considerable savings are being offered by
Clark Public Utilities, they are offering a $1000.00 rebate for ductless heat pump installations. 
To qualify the home must use electricity as the primary heating source. Using cable ceiling heat,electric baseboard or wall units as primary source of heat, and must be installed by a qualifying contractor, Century Heating and A/C, Inc. is on Clark Public Utilities approved contractor list.

Federal Tax Credits: Air Source Heat Pumps   Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners in moderate climates. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house; during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume.
Tax Credit Amount: $300
Requirements:
Split Systems              HSPF ≥ 8.5      EER ≥ 12.5      SEER ≥ 15
Package systems:     HSPF ≥ 8         EER ≥ 12          SEER ≥ 14

Federal Tax Credits: Central Air Conditioning  (Tax Credit Amount: $300
Requirements:
Split Systems:
SEER ≥ 16       EER ≥ 13
Package systems:
SEER ≥ 14       EER ≥ 12

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Century Heating and Air provides heating, air conditioning, ductless heat pump products and alternative power solutions.

Our area of service includes the Portland metropolitan area including: Gresham, Troutdale, Sandy, Oregon City, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Tualitn, Tigard, Sherwood, Newburg, Beaverton.
We also cover the Oregon Coast including Astoria, Seaside, and Cannon Beach area and east including the Hood River and Dalles area.

In Washington we cover all of Clark County, including Vancouver, Longview, Camus, Washugal, Stevenson, White Salmon and all of the Columbia Gorge.