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Energize!: Free heat pumps for income-qualified residents


Free heat pumps for income-qualified residents

Registration for this program is currently closed. If interested in our fall workshops, please sign up for Energize! Program email or text message updates on this page!

What is the Energize! Heat Pump Program?

Heat pump contractors

King County, through its new Energize! Heat Pump Program, will install heat pumps in 150 homes in the North Highline and Skyway-West Hill unincorporated areas. Income qualified residents may qualify for 100% cost-coverage and other residents may be eligible for other discounts. Heat pumps provide efficient electrical heating and cooling that save energy and can save on energy bills too!

The program will offer interested residents a one-hour workshop to learn more. After the workshop, attendees can have their home assessed to see if a heat pump is a good fit for their home. Registration for this program is currently closed, but when the program re-opens, homes will be able to register for new workshops at

Heat pump benefits

Heat pumps are highly efficient heating and cooling systems that move hot air from one place to another. If you have a refrigerator, you already have heat pump technology in your home! Heat pumps have been around for over 50 years and are now the preferred heating and cooling system in Asia and much of Europe. Ductless systems can save 25-50% in heating costs over traditional electric heating systems and save even more compared to oil heating systems.

Learn more about the benefits of heat pumps, heat pump water heaters and electric induction cooking, plus available incentives and tax credits through our partnership with the Switch Is On.

Eligibility requirements

The Energize! heat Pump pilot program launched in mid-2023, and will re-open to income-qualifying owner or renters of single-family homes in Skyway-West Hill or North Highline in fall, 2024.

Household size Income ceiling1
1 $82,040
2 $93,760
3 $105,480
4 $117,200
5 $126,580
6 $135,950
7 $145,330
8 $154,700
1 Incomes below this threshold may be eligible for full cost-coverage. Incomes above this threshold may be eligible for partial cost-coverage - attend a workshop to learn more!

Sign-up for Energize! Heat Pump Program updates: