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In addition to the requirements for all heat pump projects:
- new heat pumps sized to meet less than 90% of the total home heating load at the outdoor design temperature, per ASHRAE 2017 Design Conditions, are eligible for partial home heat pump rebates if they are supplementing or replacing oil, propane, electric resistance, ETS or existing heat pumps, or if they are replacing natural gas as a secondary source of heating.
- integrated controls must be installed in homes with oil or propane backup to qualify for rebates on partial-home air-source or air-to-water heat pumps.
- Integrated controls are not required if the backup heating system is heat pumps, electric resistance or ETS.
- Integrated controls are not required if the heat pump meets 100% of the heating needs for a distinct zone in a home, meaning that there is no other heating equipment serving that zone with which to integrate the heat pump.
- Integrated controls are not required for partial-home ground-source heat pumps.
- Integrated controls are not required in condo units in residential 5+ unit complexes, including 1-4 unit buildings that are part of larger complexes, which are not eligible for whole-home rebates but are eligible for the partial-home rebate amounts, as long as the heat pumps are sized to meet 90% - 120% of the total home heating load at the outdoor design temperature, per ASHRAE 2017 Design Conditions throughout 100% of the conditioned space.
- integrated controls must be set at or below these maximum switchover temperatures:
- A heat pump sized for whole home AC, but inadequate for whole home heating is eligible for a partial-home heat pump rebate. Integrated controls are required for air-source or air-to-water heat pumps, and installers must design the system to be able to meet the home's heating needs at the defined maximum switch-over temperature above, so that the new heat pump system is heating-ready.