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Be wattsmart and save on duct sealing and duct insulation. When energy is lost through duct surfaces, heating and cooling equipment has to work harder to make up for the loss. As a result, you could be spending too much money to maintain comfort. Duct sealing and duct insulation can cut those heating and cooling costs by 30 percent.
Qualifications & Incentives
|Duct sealing (stand alone)||$300||N/A|
|Duct sealing and duct insulation||$600||$100|
Ensure the home qualifies:
- Must be an existing home, not new construction
- Must have a minimum of 10 linear feet of exposed ductwork located in unconditioned space
Requirements for both duct sealing (stand alone) and duct sealing and duct insulation:
- Work must be completed by a Program-Qualified HVAC Contractor listed on the Program-Eligible HVAC Contractors list. Please review our tips for hiring a contractor
- Work must be completed in accordance with the specifications outlined in the Utah Technical Specifications Manual
- All physically accessible ducts located in unconditioned spaces must be sealed
- Duct sealing must reduce duct leakage to the outside by 50 percent or more with a 100 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) minimum reduction
- A functioning carbon monoxide alarm is required when a combustion appliance is present within the confines of the structure
Additional requirements for duct sealing (stand alone):
- An electric heating system must serve at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
Additional requirements for duct sealing and duct insulation:
- An electric heating or electric cooling system must serve at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
- Pre-existing duct insulation levels may not exceed R-2
- All physically accessible ducts located in unconditioned living spaces must be insulated
- Services must result in final duct insulation of R-8 or greater
- Duct sealing and duct insulation must be performed in the same project, with insulation installed after ducts are sealed
Additional program rules:
- Incentives are limited to one-time installations within the qualified space of the home and cannot exceed the total cost of the project
- Homes that have previously received an incentive through the program do not qualify for additional incentives if replaced
- Mail all documents so they are postmarked within 180 days of the qualifying service completion
- When applying for Duct Sealing and Duct Insulation, separate contractors may perform the two services. The duct sealing contractor listed on the application will receive the trade ally incentive
- Duct Sealing and Duct Insulation Application, completed and signed*
- Itemized receipt or contractor invoice
- Third Party Payment Addendum for applicants who would like to forward payment to a third party not listed on the utility account
- IRS W-9 Form, if applicable**
*If mailing, please make copies for your records and note the date mailed on the application
**Applicable only to businesses and non-individual customers, including landlords, applying for incentives
Incentives are associated with the December 1, 2016 tariff filing approved by the Utah Public Service Commission. All incentives are subject to change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Electric Heating: A permanently installed, ducted system consisting of an electric furnace or heat pump serving as the home's current primary heat source
Electric Cooling: A permanently installed, ducted electric central air conditioner or heat pump serving as the home's current primary cooling source. Room air conditioners and evaporative coolers do not qualify
Non-Electric Heat: A heating system with gas, oil, or propane serving as the home's current primary heat source
Conditioned vs. unconditioned space - clarification notes:
For the most part, basements are conditioned spaces. Basements are not usually thermally isolated from the main living area and contain space conditioning ducts. Basements are also used for storage and frequently contain laundry facilities and other living spaces. Ducts serving unfinished basements are not always equipped with dedicated supply registers, although single registers at plenums are not unusual.
An unconditioned basement would have these properties: Thermally isolated from the main floor by insulation in the floor. Insulated, weather-stripped door (if above floor plane) and insulated stairwell walls where thermal plane penetrates floor, air sealed (caulked, foamed penetrations) wiring plumbing, sealed duct penetrations and sealed, insulated ducts. No supply registers.
While a crawl space is unconditioned space, the floor must be insulated prior to or at the same time ducts are sealed and insulated to thermally isolate the crawlspace. Failure to do this will increase the heating load of the home and potentially cause comfort issues.
Residential electric customers residing in the state of Utah who purchase their electricity from Rocky Mountain Power on rate schedules 1, 2, or 3 qualify. Landlords who own rental properties served by the company in the state of Utah where the tenant is billed on rate schedules 1, 2 or 3 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 account holder.
How to Apply
Prior to starting a project, find a contractor using the Program-Eligible HVAC Contractor list. Note that select incentives must be completed by a Program-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 submitted online or postmarked within 180 days of the service completion date. Incentive checks are issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed and approved Incentive Application. Checks are only payable to the account holder or verified third party payee. Incentives are not to exceed the purchase price of the equipment or service. Equipment and service work may be inspected for compliance.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for questions regarding trade allies or how to receive your incentive.
You will need these items to apply online for your incentive:
- Rocky Mountain Power account number
- Electronic image of your receipt that shows the manufacturer name and model number of your new product
- Complete and submit your online application within 180 days of purchasing your new energy-efficient product.
- Please allow six weeks plus mail service time for delivery of your incentive check after we receive your approved application and receipt.
- You can locate your account number on your statement as shown below.
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