Ground Source Heat Pumps

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Get up to $2,500 cash back

Important! Rocky Mountain Power’s planned changes to the incentives and equipment qualifications associated with our energy efficiency program became effective April 14th. For questions or additional clarification, please email us.

Cash in with supreme HVAC efficiency

Install a qualified ground source heat pump and earn up to $2,500 cash back, plus year-round savings on your energy bills. Ground source heat pumps (sometimes referred to as geothermal heat pumps) are among the most efficient HVAC technologies available. They rely on the consistent temperatures of the ground to provide extremely efficient heating and cooling to the home.

Qualifications & Incentives

Equipment Purchases and Services

Customer Incentive

Ground Source Heat Pump Upgrade

$1,500
Ground Source Heat Pump Conversion $2,500

Through December 31, 2016 homeowners who install ENERGY STAR qualified geothermal heat pumps are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit. Learn More.

Ground Source Heat Pump Upgrade:

  • Work must be completed by either a Participating or Qualified Contractor
  • Equipment must be a new ENERGY STAR® qualified ground source heat pump with a 3.6 Coefficient of Performance (COP) and 16.2 Energy Efficient Ratio (EER) open or closed loop system
  • List of qualified ground source heat pumps available online at energystar.gov
  • New ground source heat pump must replace an existing permanently installed air source heat pump

Ground Source Heat Pump Conversion:

  • Work must be completed by either a Participating or Qualified Contractor
  • Equipment must be a new ENERGY STAR qualified ground source heat pump with a 3.6 COP and 16.2 EER open or closed loop system
  • List of qualified ground source heat pumps available online at energystar.gov
  • New ground source heat pump must replace a permanently installed electric resistance heat system (i.e. electric baseboard, ceiling/wall heater, or an electric forced air furnace)

Customer Eligibility

Residential electric customers residing in the state of Idaho who purchase their electricity from Rocky Mountain Power on rate schedules 1 or 36 qualify. Landlords who own rental properties served by the company in the state of Idaho where the tenant is billed on rate schedules 1 or 36 also qualify for this program. You can locate your rate schedule on your bill or by calling 1-888-221-7070. Incentive checks are only issued in the name of the Rocky Mountain Power accountholder.

How to Apply

Prior to starting a project, find a contractor using the Idaho Qualified Contractors list. Note that select incentives must be completed by a Qualified Contractor. Review the Incentive Application with your contractor to determine eligibility requirements, incentive qualifications and review the list of required documents to submit for an incentive.

Incentive Application and required documents must be postmarked within 90 days of the purchase or completed installation. Incentive checks are issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed and approved Incentive Application. Incentives are not to exceed the purchase price of the equipment or service. Equipment and service work may be inspected for compliance. Incentives are subject to tariff approval and may change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for questions regarding contractors or how to receive your incentive.