We are half way thru the year and just getting into the air conditioning season.  The last thing you are probably thinking about is heat, or at least heating your home.  A lot of us don’t worry about our gas furnace or heat pump until the cold weather hits, which is understandable, except if you wait too long this year, you may miss out on some extra savings.  The Oregon State Tax Credits are scheduled to be gone after December 31, 2017.

According to the Oregon Department of Energy:

“The RETC program is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2017. RETC devices must be purchased by December 31, 2017, operational by April 1, 2018, and applications must be received by ODOE no later than June 1, 2018.”

What Does This Mean To You?

If you are thinking about purchasing a high efficient furnace or heat pump you may want to start budgeting now.  You definitely don’t want to wait till the last minute.  Once the cold whether hits, Portland area HVAC companies will be booking up fairly quickly for installs.  It is never a good idea to wait to get your heating system replaced.

When it comes to sending in your forms for the tax credit, make sure that your forms are filled out correctly as well to avoid any potential delays. Some companies are exceptional when it comes to filling out the paperwork for you.  Others will just supply the forms for you to fill out.

The savings involved from installing a high efficient furnace or heat pump could save you hundreds of dollars, so don’t wait.  Contact us and we will provide you a quote and how much you could save.




Summer is right around the corner, which means many of you are looking at ways to get cooling into your home.  Air conditioner’s are a good option, but it’s not the only option.  Instead, see if heat pump, or ductless heat pump will work for you. The good news is if you have been waiting for a reason to find a good time to get some cooling into your home, Portland General Electric has a promotion that could save YOU some money.  This promotion starts May 1, 2017 and goes thru June 30, 2017.



Portland General Electric is offering a FREE Daikin ductless heat pump indoor fan coil with the purchase of  a qualifying system.   Better yet, you also get a $200 PGE Discount and you may qualify for an $800 instant rebate from Energy Trust of Oregon. Right there is $1000 off your install!   Daikin also has a promotion going on right now where you can save up to $450 as well as get a FREE Daikin Wi-Fi adapter.  With the ductless heat pump you could get up to a $1300 Oregon State Tax Credit.



Not sure a ductless heat pump is what you are looking for? Well, your still in luck.  Portland General Electric also have a FREE Ruud Air Handler Promotion.  The air handler is free when you purchase a 20 SEER ECONET Enabled ULTRA Heat Pump system, and you get a Wi-Fi adapter kit.  This also includes $200 PGE instant rebate, and a $700 Energy Trust of Oregon Rebate as well.  For the heat pump and air handler you get up to a $850 Oregon State Tax Credit.


Right now, it looks like the Oregon State Tax Credit will no longer be available after 2017.  If your one that is on the fence about replacing your current system, now  would be the time to act.   Both of these promotions offer you a lot of money savings that doesn’t come around often.

***Just one important note.  Not every heating and cooling company in Portland, OR can offer this but we can.  Call Comfort Solutions @ 503-698-2665.