In 2017, Rogue Valley homeowners and small businesses have an opportunity to invest in energy efficient ductless heat pumps, saving 25-50 percent on heating costs when compared to a traditional electric heating system. Energize Rogue is a group purchase program that reduces the regular price of a ductless heat pump system by about 10%, simplifies the entire installation process for customers, and provides guidance on additional incentives and financing.
Ductless heat pumps (DHPs) are energy efficient zonal heating and cooling systems that have at least one head unit in the home, usually placed high on the wall, a compressor placed outside the home, and a refrigerant line connecting them.
For homeowners and small businesses to be eligible for the Energize Rogue group purchase, the first step is to participate in a free community workshop. Participants will learn more about the group purchase program, hear from installation contractors and program partners, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Three workshop are scheduled for:
Thursday, Feb 16, Talent Community Center, 6:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday, Mar 14, Ashland Library, 6:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday, Apr 11, Central Point Library, 6:00-7:00 pm
The nonprofits Rogue Climate and Northwest SEED have teamed up to bring Energize Rogue to our community. This project is made possible by a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to support our region in growing a clean energy economy.
For more information and to register in advance to attend a free Energize Rogue public workshop: www.EnergizeRogue.org.