Incentives & Costs
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Depending on income
If you already have an electric clothes dryer (even if it’s not a heat pump clothes dryer), you are not eligible for the HEEHRA upfront discount.
For low-income households (under 80 percent of Area Median Income), HEEHRA covers 100 percent of your heat pump clothes dryer costs up to $840. For moderate-income households (between 80 percent and 150 percent of Area Median Income), HEEHRA covers 50 percent of your heat pump clothes dryer costs up to $840.
Total HEEHRA discounts across all qualified electrification projects are capped at $14,000.
All the details
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How does it work?
Heat pump clothes dryers use heat pump technology to transfer hot air from outside the dryer to inside. This hot air flows through the dryer drum, sucking moisture out of your clothes. Rather than releasing the humid air through a dryer vent to the exterior of your home like a conventional dryer, a heat pump dryer sends it through an evaporator to remove the moisture and then reuses the warm air to continue drying your clothes.
How will it save me money?
Like heat pumps for space and water heating, heat pump clothes dryers are more efficient than their traditional counterparts, which translates to utility bill savings.
Why is it better for the environment?
Heat pump clothes dryers don’t combust fossil fuels! When paired with clean electricity sources like rooftop or community solar, HPWHs dry your clothes without warming the planet. Even without clean electricity, heat pump clothes dryers are more climate friendly than other clothes dryers because they use so much less total energy. And like heat pumps, heat pump clothes dryers will become even better for the environment as the grid becomes cleaner and manufacturers switch to new refrigerants.
Heat pump clothes dryers don’t need to vent warm, humid air outside your home. That means that they’re easy to install (no ventwork needed!) and can be placed anywhere inside your home.