Heat Pumps

energy efficient heat pump outside of home

Get up to $750 cash back

Save big on a high-efficiency heat pump conversion

Score serious cash back when you convert to an energy-efficient heat pump. Program-qualified heat pumps are up to 20 percent more efficient than older models. With proper selection, installation and maintenance, you can gain big savings on your heating and cooling costs. Cash incentives are available for heat pump conversions, upgrades and optimization.

Qualifications & Incentives

Equipment Purchases and Services Customer Incentive
Best Practices Installation and Proper Sizing $200
Tier 1 Upgrade: Heat pump to heat pump upgrade with best practices installation and proper sizing (8.5+ HSPF & TXV) $600
Tier 2 Upgrade:
Heat pump to heat pump upgrade with best practices installation and proper sizing (9.0+ HSPF & TXV)
$700
Tier 1 Conversion:
Electric heat system to heat pump conversion (8.5+ HSPF & TXV)
$650
Tier 2 Conversion:
Electric heat system to heat pump conversion (9.0+ HSPF & TXV)
$750

Best Practices Installation and Proper Sizing:

  • Work must be completed by a Qualified Contractor
  • Incentive is available to all new heat pump installations with minimum 7.7 HSPF and TXV installed (or current federal standard)
  • Equipment must be a new, air-source split or packaged unitary heat pump rated by AHRI
  • Heat pump must be installed and sized according to program requirements located in the Idaho HVAC Trade Ally Program Manual
  • Best Practices Installation Worksheet and Manual J or equivalent must be submitted with incentive application
  • Incentive cannot be combined with the equipment incentive for Heat Pump Upgrade with Best Practices Installation and Proper Sizing
  • Incentive application and required documents must be postmarked within 90 days of work completion

Heat pump upgrade with best practices installation and proper sizing:

  • Work must be completed by a Qualified Contractor
  • Equipment efficiency requirements:
    • Tier 1: Minimum 8.5 heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) and TXV installed
    • Tier 2: Minimum 9.0 HSPF and TXV installed
  • Equipment must be a new, air-source split or packaged unitary heat pump with an Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr (5.4 tons) or less. The AHRI directory can be found online at www.ahridirectory.org
  • Previous primary heat source must be a heat pump that served at least 80 percent of the home’s conditioned floor area
  • New heat pump must service at least 80 percent of the home’s conditioned floor area
  • Heat pump must be installed and sized according to program requirements
  • Best Practices Installation Worksheet and Manual J or equivalent load calculation must be submitted with incentive application
  • Gas, oil, and propane system conversions do not qualify
  • Incentive cannot be combined with the service incentive for heat pump Best Practices Installation and Proper Sizing

Heat pump conversion:

  • Work must be completed by either a Participating or Qualified Contractor
  • Equipment efficiency requirements:
    • Tier 1: Minimum 8.5 heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) and TXV installed
    • Tier 2: Minimum 9.0 HSPF and TXV installed
  • Equipment must be a new, air-source split or packaged unitary heat pump with an Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr (5.4 tons) or less. The AHRI directory can be found online at www.ahridirectory.org
  • Previous primary heat source must be a permanently installed electric resistance heat system (i.e. electric baseboard, ceiling/wall heater or an electric forced air furnace) that served at least 80 percent of the home’s conditioned floor area
  • New heat pump must service at least 80 percent of the home’s conditioned floor area
  • Gas, oil and propane system conversions do not qualify

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.

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