Thank you for your application for funding! If our Advisory Committee accepts your application, you will be contacted and will need to submit the following financial information.

  • Proof of property ownership (may by deed to the property, copies of purchase documents, certificate of title (for a mobile home), property tax receipts, copies of mortgage payment records, or homeowner’s insurance in your name.
  • The total adjusted gross income as listed on line 37 of your federal tax form 1040, for each adult in the home.
  • Copies of last six (6) pay stubs from all adult members of the home
  • Copies of heating fuel and electricity bills for the past twelve (12) months
  • 1 picture of each of your current home heating sources
  • 1 picture of your home’s electrical panel

You will also need to download, print, sign a waiver form and return it to us along with the above materials. Again, we will contact you first, but we suggest that you begin the process of pulling together the required paperwork. The waiver can be downloaded HERE.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is a heat pump and how does it work?
If you have a refrigerator, you already own heat pump technology. Your fridge moves heat from the air inside the unit out of its base or back, chilling the interior to keep your perishables cool. A heat pump reverses this process, moving heat contained in the outdoor air into your home. An outdoor compressor unit captures the heat energy and a fan unit inside the home releases the heat energy.

Heat pumps are perfectly suited for Juneau. The new generation of cold climate air source heat pumps operate efficiently down to a bit below zero degrees. Heat pumps run on electricity generated by Juneau’s renewable hydropower. There are no emissions, heat is only moved and not created, so the cost to operate a heat pump is roughly half that of the cost of burning oil in a diesel heating stove.

Do other homes in Juneau use heat pumps instead of oil?
Heat pumps are very common in Europe, Asia and increasingly in the US. The number of heat pumps in use in Juneau is rising rapidly as homeowners and business owners realize the quality of the heat and the money that can be saved from these clean and efficient devices. Hundreds are in use in Juneau homes and many large businesses use them as well. Juneau Urgent Care, Tyler Rental and the Foodland Shopping Center are all heated by heat pumps. The valley pool and library use heat pumps that take heat from the ground, while the Ted Stevens NOAA facility at Lena Point uses a seawater heat pump, moving heat from sea water into the building.

What benefits will I realize if I install a heat pump?
Replacing a diesel-burning Monitor or Toyo stove with an air-source heat pump can cut your annual heating bills by up to 50%. The level of savings realized in a given home is dependent on the home’s energy efficiency and the home owner’s heating preferences, as well as the square footage of the home.

What steps do I take if my application is not approved, but I still want to install a heat pump in my home?
There are numerous heat pump installers in Juneau who are able to assist you. A new program called Alaska Heat$mart will soon be up and running and aims to streamline and simplify the process of buying and installing heat pumps. Visit renewablejuneau.org for additional heat pump information.

How can I learn more about heat pumps?
Renewablejuneau.org has a great deal of information about heat pumps, local heat pump installers, public testimonials and more. Feel free to call any one of the installers listed on the Renewable Juneau heat pump pages for detailed information.

What will happen to my existing oil heating equipment after I have a heat pump installed?
Your existing oil heating equipment will be left as is. If your home has electric baseboard heat as a back up for extended very cold stretches of weather, you may opt to remove the oil heating equipment to sell or otherwise dispose of.