central air conditioners

Get $25 cash back

Get $25 cash back

How to apply

Step 1

Walk your customers through the incentive qualifications and required documents so they know exactly what to submit.

Step 2

Complete and sign the trade ally section of the application, include all required documentation, and work with your customer to submit online within 90 days of project completion.
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Bring summer savings to your customers

When temperatures soar, help your customers beat the heat with energy-efficient central air conditioning. Program-qualified central air conditioners are approximately 15 percent more efficient than standard models. If the existing central air conditioner unit is more than 12 years old, replacing it with an energy-efficient model can cut cooling costs by up to 30 percent. Cash incentives are available to both you and the homeowner for qualified installations. Be sure to work with your customers to ensure they have everything they need to apply for an incentive.

Qualifications and incentives:

Equipment purchases and servicesContractor incentive
Central air conditioner equipment
(15+ SEER, 12.5 EER)

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be an existing home, not new construction.
  • All HVAC equipment incentives require an Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certificate to qualify. The AHRI Directory can be found online at ahridirectory.org

Central air conditioner:

  • Work must be completed by either a Program-Eligible or Qualified Contractor
  • Equipment must be installed according to specifications as outlined in the Idaho Technical Specifications Manual
  • Equipment must have a minimum efficiency of 15 SEER, 12.5 EER.
  • Equipment must be a new, air-source split or packaged unitary air conditioner with an Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr (5.4 tons) or less. The AHRI Directory can be found online at ahridirectory.org

Additional program requirements:

  • Incentive amount cannot exceed the total cost of the project.
  • All required documentation must be postmarked within 90 days of the work completed date.
  • Homes are eligible for one unit. If a customer is applying for two units or more, please contact the program before applying as additional information is required.
  • Additional incentive-specific qualifications and required documentation are listed below.
  • For customers applying for multifamily properties, please contact the program at [email protected] for details on how to apply.

Required documents for online submission:

  • 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
  • AHRI certificate
  • 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 are subject to Idaho Utilities and Transportation 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 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 account holder.

Application details

  • 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 90-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.

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