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Performance Tested Comfort Systems
About the Program

  • Check out these newsletters for updates to the PTCS and Residential HVAC programs, and tips for using the registry:
    • January 2019: Cold weather and duct sealing tips, and useful information about commercial HVAC.
    • October 2018: Air source heat pump tips and clarifications.
    • April 2018: Accessing the PTCS Registry from your internet-connected mobile device and normal log-in credentials, no special apps or software required. Reduced BPA documentation requirements and new features. View the webinar for complete details.
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Program Description
Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) and Prescriptive Duct Sealing are northwest regional programs with a focus on improving HVAC system comfort and increasing savings. They promote contractor training for properly sealing ducts and installing high-efficiency heat pumps, with a focus on sizing, commissioning, and setting controls. Technicians must complete a BPA-approved training to be certified to perform work in this program. These programs are supported by BPA and Northwest Public Utilities. More than 100,000 jobs have been accepted, and more than 1,400 technicians have been certified since 2006.
BPA does not provide incentives directly to homeowners. For incentives, please contact your local utility for more information. Oregon customers of Portland General Electric (PGE) or Pacific Power should contact Energy Trust of Oregon at 1-866-365-3526, or email at
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Questions? Contact Us!
For more information, please contact the program team by email at or call the program hotline toll free at 1-800-941-3867. Energy Trust customers are not served by BPA. Please call 1-866-365-3526 or email