McMinnville Water & Light offers a variety of incentives to help make your home more energy efficient and save you money. Rebates are available for insulation and weatherization, windows, ductless heat pumps, smart thermostats, residential HVAC, heat pump water heaters, and Energy Star homes. To qualify for incentives, your home must be electrically heated, and all projects must be pre-approved. Your project may also qualify for additional federal tax credits. If you have gas heat, you can contact the Energy Trust of Oregon ( or 1-866-368-7878). Or consider upgrading your gas furnace by adding a heat pump, which may qualify you for MW&L incentives. Learn more on the MW&L website or by calling 503-435-3115.

Insulation: Signs of an under-insulated home include: cold floors, drafty and cool walls in the winter, as well as hot ceilings in the summer. Current rebates average about 30% of project costs.

Windows: MW&L offers $2 per sq. ft. to replace existing single pane windows, single pane with storms, or double pane metal. New windows must have a u-value of 0.30 or lower (0.35 for patio doors), and must be installed in a heated space.

Doors: $30 incentive for every Energy Star qualified single entry door in site built and manufactured homes.

Duct Sealing: Duct systems are notoriously leaky, dumping the hot/cold air under your home or in your attic (the national average is 30%) instead of in your living space. The current rebate for manufactured homes is $150 and site-built homes $190.

Ductless Heat Pumps: Want a heat pump and A/C without ducts? MW&L is currently offering between $600 and $900 for homes with existing zonal heat (permanently installed baseboard, ceiling or wall heat or a forced air electric furnace).

Ducted Heat Pumps: Many things effect how efficiently your new ducted heat pump will work, an important one is to have it tested to MW&L “PTCS” specifications, which will qualify for a rebate between $200 and $1200.

Heat Pump Water Heaters: Cut your water heating bill by more than ½, $375 for Tier 2 or 3 and $225 for Tier 1.

Conservation Loan: Qualification is based on your utility payment performance. Loans can carry an interest rate of 6.5%, up to $7,500 unsecured, with 5 years to pay. The monthly payment rule of thumb is $20 per $1,000.

We currently have commercial HVAC and lighting incentives available.  Please contact our office for more information.

We look forward to helping you save energy! Please call Sara Bernards at 503-435-3115 or email for more information, or if you have any questions.