Attended a utility-sponsored quality heat pump installation training and listed as a qualified installer by one or more utilities in Colorado, or;
Attended a manufacturer-sponsored heat pump installation training and
Installed at least 3 ducted heat pump systems and 3 ductless heat pumps
Attended a utility-sponsored HPWH installation training and listed as a qualified installer by one or more utilities in Colorado, or;
Attended a manufacturer-sponsored HPWH installation training and
Installed at least 3 heat pump water heaters
For heat pump installers, we need:
Some utilities, such as Xcel Energy, have requirements to attend heat pump installation trainings in order to be able to offer their rebates. In addition to utility-required trainings, we recommend attending a manufacturer’s training in design, sizing, and installation.
In addition to utility or manufacturer-sponsored design/installation training, here are two additional resources that may be helpful:
“Guide to Sizing & Selecting Air-Source Heat Pumps in Cold Climates,” Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
“Guide to Installing Air-Source Heat Pumps in Cold Climates,” Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Lunch & Learn – Heat pumps for existing homes with propane
This is a one-hour webinar for companies who have already attended the three-hour intro webinar. The focus will be on ductwork, trouble-shooting common problems found with heat pump retrofits (i.e. air flow, static pressure).
To qualify for rebates, different utilities have varying requirements for minimum efficiencies of heat pumps. Here are three product lists which may be helpful in determining whether heat pumps meet the minimum efficiency or other requirements.
For non-cold climate applications, you can refer to the EPA Energy Star heat pump product list (but note utility requirements for minimum HSPF or SEER may be slightly higher than Energy Star’s required minimum levels):
Cold-climate heat pumps are listed on the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership’s (NEEP) cold-climate heat pump product list; they must have a variable-speed compressor (or minimum of three-stage compressors) and achieve a coefficient of performance (COP) of 1.75 at an outdoor temperature of 5 degrees F. Cold-climate heat pumps achieve better heating performance at cold temperatures, and high efficiency throughout the entire range of heating season temperatures. (Note that utility requirements for minimum HSPF and SEER may be slightly higher than those of NEEP’s cold-climate heat pump specification):
NEEP cold-climate heat pump product list (including ducted and ductless heat pumps): CLICK HERE »
Love Electric aims to accelerate the adoption of heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and other efficient electric technologies in homes and businesses across Colorado, to lower consumer energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide improved health, comfort and other benefits. Love Electric is an initiative of the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado (BEL-CO).