Heat Pump Information

Seattle should educate homeowners on the benefits of heat pumps and efficiency improvements, and publish a list of recommended installers.


There are a few steps the City can take to help homeowners electrify:

Educate homeowners on the benefits of heat pumps

This education could come in the form of the City doing outreach at events, sponsoring webinars, etc.

Maintain a list of contractors who can do the work

Homeowners go to advisor for heating and cooling is often a company that will advise replacement with gas appliances, and may not be in the business of installing heat pumps. By maintaining its own list, the City gives homeowners a trusted source for doing the work. The city has done this in other areas, for instance for cistern installations.