Line Voltage Thermostats
Our line voltage rebate program applies to single-family homes with zonal heat (baseboards or wall heaters) with no Line-Voltage Thermostats. Savings arise from the Line-Voltage Thermostats maintaining temperature closer to the set temperature on the dial than older, bi-metal thermostats.
Electronic line voltage thermostats eliminate hysteresis, also known as deadband, which is the temperature difference range between a bi-metallic thermostat coming on and shutting off.
All thermostats must meet the following requirements:
- Have a digital display
- Be electronically line-voltage type
- Have a thermistor temperature sensing element that is accurate to within 1.5 degrees or better
- Be UL- or CSA-listed for use with their application (i.e., fan-forced, baseboard, wall or ceiling radiant)
Rebates for electronic line voltage thermostats are currently $18/unit. Line Voltage Rebate Form (PDF)
Measures include smart thermostats for homes with electric forced-air furnace, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps as their primary system.
Qualifying advanced smart thermostats must:
- Be listed on BPA’s Smart Thermostat Qualified Products List;
- Have occupancy detection set to “on”; and
- Be set to the geographic location where the thermostat is located
In addition to the requirements above, thermostats controlling air source heat pumps must be programmed to recognize the existing heat pump system. Thermostats that control cooling-only systems or dual-fuel heating systems (gas furnace and electric heat pump) are not eligible for an incentive.
A rebate of $140 is available for qualified smart thermostat installations. Advanced Smart Thermostat Rebate Form (PDF)