Performance Tested Comfort Systems
Make sure your heating system delivers
Heating and cooling systems consume nearly half of the energy used in the home.
By upgrading to a high efficiency heat pump system and addressing any leaks in the
duct system, you can minimize heating and cooling costs. Yet not all technicians
are equal when it comes to HVAC efficiency. When a heat pump is commissioned by
a Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) certified technician, it helps ensure
it is installed to the highest level of performance for home comfort and energy
savings. A PTCS certified technician is trained to properly size your system and
recommend the best equipment for your home, install heat pumps and seal ducts to
standards way above code, and voluntarily submit to third party inspections of work
Along with the benefits of a quality installation, PTCS certified work also gives
you access to financial benefits such as utilities incentive programs and tax credits.
All PTCS certified technicians agree to have a percentage of their jobs reviewed
by a quality assurance inspector. These inspections provide feedback to technicians
and utilities in order to continue to improve the quality of the installations.
Quality assurance site visits include a visual inspection of equipment and airflow
tests to ensure that the equipment is saving as much energy as possible. There is
no additional charge to the customer for these visits. If your job has been PTCS
certified, you may receive a letter or a phone call after your installation inviting
you to participate in the third-party quality assurance inspections.
About our Program
PTCS is a certification program for residential heat pumps and duct systems. It
is sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration based on recommendations made
by the Regional Technical Forum regarding the best practices for high performing
HVAC systems. Through the PTCS program, contractors are trained in the specifications
and must submit paperwork for each job to the PTCS Site Registry. Jobs are reviewed
by Bonneville Power Administration and given statuses based on their completeness
and payment eligibility. BPA also requires site inspections on a percentage of jobs
to ensure PTCS standards are being consistently upheld.
Request More Information
For more information about our program, please write us at ResHVAC@bpa.gov