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Wattsmart quality, comfort and savings

Wattsmart quality, comfort and savings

How to apply

Step 1

Contact us to learn more about building an energy-efficient Wattsmart home.

Step 2

Get in touch with a participating builder.
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Build your best home

When you work with a Wattsmart home builder, you can be sure you’re getting a higher level of quality, comfort and efficiency at the most affordable price. Participating builders partner with RESNET® HERS raters to build above code using energy-efficient features that offer exciting benefits.
  • More comfort
  • Lower energy costs
  • Better resale value
  • Healthier air quality

Qualifications

Ensure single-family home qualifies:

  • Must be new construction, 3 or fewer units per foundation
  • Home must be site built
  • Home must meet all building codes and standards requirements
  • Home must meet all individual program requirements for each service completed
  • ENERGY STAR homes must meet HERS index requirements
  • For properties with 4 or more units per foundation, find details on our customized multifamily program

Additional program rules:

  • To be eligible for electric heat incentives, natural gas must not be available at customers' property line
  • To be eligible for gas heat HERS incentives, an air conditioner must be installed and included in the HERS modeling
  • Incentive application must be received within 180 days of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance date or equivalent from the governing municipality
  • Home cannot use on-site generation to achieve HERS index
  • HERS modeling software must be approved by RESNET™ at the time of modeling
  • Homes must meet current code requirements for duct leakage and air infiltration
  • Performance and stand-alone measures cannot be combined
  • Up to two central air conditioner incentives and two smart thermostat incentives for each qualifying single-family home

Required documentation for performance measures:

  • RESNET™ registered HERS file
  • Copy of HERS summary report
  • Copy of ENERGY STAR certification (if applicable)
  • Brand and model of equipment (if the home included above code equipment)

Required documentation for stand-alone measures:

  • Brand, model and equipment efficiency
  • AHRI certificate
Incentives are associated with the August 15, 2019 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.

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.

Application details

Prior to starting a project, builders must complete their enrollment into the wattsmart new Homes program by doing the following:
  1. Hire and work with a certified HERS rater
  2. Complete the wattsmart New Homes builder application
  3. Complete the wattsmart New Homes Third Party Application if payment is forward to a third party not listed on the utility account
  4. Your Rater will submit a completed incentive application with all required documentation within 180 days of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance date

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Cool Keeper

Get a $30 credit while helping keep energy costs low.

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Build your best home

Work with a Wattsmart builder and enjoy all the benefits of an energy-efficient home.

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Paperless billing

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Blue Sky

For as little as $1.95 per month, you can support new renewable energy sources.

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Light your home for less

Find discount pricing on long-lasting, energy-efficient light bulbs.

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Weatherize

Save on insulation that delivers year-round comfort and savings.

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Heating and cooling upgrades

Improve your heating and cooling equipment and save with cash incentives.

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Hot water you can count on

Get dependable water heating at a more affordable price.

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Free Wattsmart Starter Kit

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