Don’t let energy slip through the cracks
Be wattsmart and save on duct sealing. 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 can cut those heating and cooling costs by 30 percent.
Qualifications & Incentives
(free direct install service)
Ensure the home qualifies:
- Must be an existing manufactured home, not new construction
- Incentive amount may not exceed the total cost of the project
- Only electrically heated homes qualify
Duct sealing (free direct install service)*:
- Duct sealing free direct install service is available through participating program contractors on a limited basis
- Please contact the program at hesmf[email protected] for more information and availability
Incentives are subject to Idaho Utilities and Transportation Commission approval and may 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 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.