Energize Rogue Comes to the Upper Rogue

Energize Rogue Comes to the Upper Rogue

Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 PM at Eagle Point Library

A successful energy efficiency program, Energize Rogue, has received additional grant funding from the USDA to extend the program in Jackson County, and will be holding a free community workshop in Eagle Point. Homeowners and businesses from all Upper Rogue communities are invited to participate in a limited-time offer to purchase a ductless heat pump at a discounted rate through a community group-purchase campaign.

Ductless heat pumps are highly 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 the two. Because there are no ducts, these systems are often easily installed within a day.

In addition to a discounted purchase price and lower utility bills, residences served by Pacific Power may qualify for $800 – $1,000 in cash rebates through the Energy Trust of Oregon, if upgrading from another electric heat source. Residential customers may also qualify for state tax credits.

Energize Rogue is funded by a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to encourage the growth of a clean energy economy in our region. The limited-time program reduces the regular price of a ductless heat pump system, simplifies the entire installation process for customers, and provides guidance on incentives and financing. Earlier this year, a first round of grant funding resulted in 73 installations in the Rogue Valley.

To participate in Energize Rogue, the first step is to register for a free workshop at the Eagle Point Library on Wednesday, September 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Installation professionals and program partners will present details and answer questions about ductless heat pumps, savings associated with the technology, and incentives and rebates.

Register in advance online atĀ http://energizerogue.org/. Questions? Call 541.236.5027.