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NW Ductless Heat Pump Project Announces 2013 Contractor of the Year Award Winners


PORTLAND, OR – The NW Ductless Heat Pump Project today announced its “Contractor of the Year” awards to partners that have demonstrated exemplary performance in quality installations, customer service, and consumer marketing and education surrounding ductless heating and cooling systems. The Project is an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and partner utilities to help eligible homeowners in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana cover the cost of installing high-efficiency ductless technology in their homes.

Winners of the 2013 Contractor of the Year Award are:
• Hendrix Heating and Air Conditioning based in Corvallis, OR
• Metfab based in Vancouver, WA
• Formula Fabrication based in Libby, MT
• A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning based in Meridian, ID

Airworks, located in Kalispell, MT, is receiving an additional award recognizing excellence in customer marketing. The company’s integrated marketing efforts in the Flathead Valley region are honored for being both comprehensive and extremely effective at educating homeowners about the benefits of installing a ductless heating and cooling system to deliver increased comfort and decreased energy bills in their homes.

Since 2008, the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project, in partnership with Northwest utilities, the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Trust of Oregon, has worked with local contracting businesses in the Northwest to install more than 18,000 ductless heating and cooling systems in the region at a savings of more than 63,000,000 kWh per year – enough electricity to power 5,700 average homes for an entire year.

“We are proud to partner with all of our contractor colleagues who are truly the engine behind the Project’s success,” said Ty Stober, initiative manager for NEEA. “The contractors we are recognizing provide exemplary service to their customers through high-quality installations; they are delivering comfort and value to homeowners by introducing them to this efficient technology.”

For more information, visit www.neea.org