Important! Rocky Mountain Power's planned changes to the energy efficiency program will become effective September 3, 2018. Changes include streamlining incentive tables to only include measure offerings and maximum incentive levels. Qualifications for energy efficiency measures going forward will be maintained on the wattsmart Homes program website. For questions or additional clarification, please email [email protected].

Heat Pumps

Energy efficient heat pump

Get up to $1,250 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 models are up to 20 percent more efficient than older systems. 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

Heat pump upgrade $500
Heat pump conversion $1,250
Heat pump best practice installation and sizing $200

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be existing home, not new construction
  • Gas, oil, wood heating, pellet stoves, and propane systems conversions do not qualify
  • Work completed must comply with all building codes and standards

Requirements for all heat pump installations:

  • Heat pump must be installed according to the specifications outlined in the Wyoming Technical Specifications Manual
  • Heat pump must be a new, air-source split or packaged unitary heat pump with an AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr (5.4 tons) or less
  • Heat pump must be listed on the AHRI Certified Directory: ahridirectory
  • Minimum 9.0 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), 15 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Work must be completed by a Program-Eligible HVAC Contractor listed on the Program-Eligible HVAC Contractor List. Please review our tips for hiring a contractor

Additional requirements for heat pump upgrade:

  • Minimum 9.0 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Perforamnce Factor), 15 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Previous primary heat source must have been a permanently installed electric ducted heat pump that served at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
  • New heat pump must be the current primary heat source and must service at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
  • Homes 3,500 square feet or less may qualify for one unit, while homes greater than 3,500 square feet may qualify for two units. Homes greater than 3,500 square feet requiring more than two units may apply for additional incentives (additional documentation required, contact program for more information).

Additional requirements for heat pump conversion:

  • Minimum 9.0 HSPF, 15 SEER
  • Previous primary heat source must have been a permanently installed electric resistance heating system (i.e. electric baseboard, electric ceiling/wall or electric force air furnace) source that served at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
  • New heat pump must be the current primary heat source and must service at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
  • Homes 3,500 square feet or less may qualify for one unit, while homes greater than 3,500 square feet may qualify for two units. Homes greater than 3,500 square feet requiring more than two units may apply for additional incentives (additional documentation required, contact program for more information).

Additional requirements for heat pump best practice installation and sizing:

  • Air flow test and performance checks are required
  • Air flow must meet minimum 350 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute) per ton requirement

Additional program rules:

  • Mail all documents so they are postmarked within 90 days of the qualifying service completion
  • Heat pump must be installed within 90 days of purchase
  • Incentive not to exceed project costs
  • For multifamily projects, please contact the program at [email protected] for details on how to apply

Required documents:

  • Heat Pump Application, completed and signed
  • Itemized receipt or contractor invoice
  • AHRI certificate
  • Third Party Payment Addendum for applicants who would like to forward payment to a third party not listed on the utility account
  • Manual J or equivalent load calculation (for heat pump best practice installation and sizing only)
  • IRS W-9 Form, if applicable*

*Applicable only to businesses and non-individual customers applying for incentives

Please see the Incentive Application for a list of required documentation and additional terms and conditions. Incentives and qualifications are subject to Wyoming Public Service Commission approval. Additional terms and conditions may apply

Customer Eligibility

Residential electric customers residing in the state of Wyoming who purchase their electricity from Rocky Mountain Power on rate schedules 2 or 18 qualify. Landlords who own rental properties served by the company in the state of Wyoming where the tenant is billed on rate schedules 2 or 18 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 Program-Eligible HVAC Contractors List. Note that select incentives must be completed by a Program-Qualified Contractor (a contractor with specialized certifications). 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 qualifying service completion date. Please allow six weeks plus mail service time for delivery of your incentive check after your application and receipt has been received and approved. Missing information may delay processing and delivery of your incentive check. 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 contractors or how to receive your incentive.