Important! Rocky Mountain Power's planned changes to the incentives and equipment qualifications associated with our energy efficiency program have become effective as of February 16, 2015. For questions or additional clarification, please email

Evaporative Coolers

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Get up to $300 cash back

Deliver low-cost cooling with efficient evaporative coolers

Help your customers beat the heat and the energy bill. Permanent evaporative coolers use up to 75 percent less energy than central air conditioners to cool the same square footage. Thanks to wattsmart cash incentives, your customers can save up to $1,000 on this smart energy upgrade. As a participating trade ally, you’re also eligible to receive cash incentives for qualified installations.

Qualifications and Incentives

Equipment Purchases and Services Trade Ally Incentive
Evaporative cooler – first time install $100
Evaporative cooler – replacement $100
Evaporative cooler – premium $150
Evaporative cooler – premium whole house ducted $300

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be an existing home, not new construction

Requirements for all permanent evaporative coolers:

Additional requirements for evaporative cooler - first time install:

  • Receipt/Invoice must show proof of additional components (i.e. tubing, supports, hangers, valves, ducting, etc.) were purchased

Additional requirements for evaporative cooler - premium:

  • Equipment must use rigid media (a firm, filter-like substance that improves cooling efficiency and air quality)

Additional requirements for evaporative cooler - premium whole house ducted:

  • Equipment must use rigid media (a firm, filter-like substance that improves cooling efficiency and air quality)
  • Cooling must be through a ducted system
  • Receipt/Invoice must show proof of purchase of new ducting equipment

Additional program rules:

  • Mail all documents so they are postmarked within 180 days of the qualifying service completion
  • Evaporative Cooler must be installed within 90 days of purchase
  • Incentive not to exceed project costs

Required documents:

*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 Utah Public Service Commission approval and may change with 45 days' notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Customer Eligibility

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

  • Provide your customers with accurate and complete incentive application paperwork to ensure uninterrupted processing and swift incentive payment.
  • At time of project completion, trade ally should provide customers with:
    • completed and signed Trade Ally section of incentive applications
    • completed and signed technical worksheet, if applicable
    • itemized invoice/receipt and any other required documentation
  • Walk your customers through the rest of the incentive application so they know exactly what to submit.
  • Point out the customer service hotline as a resource for them, and the 180-day submittal deadline.
  • In the case of missing information, assist your customer in securing any trade ally information or documentation.
  • Provide feedback to the program about suggested improvements to streamline incentive processing. We want to make the process as simple and easy as possible.