heat pumps

Get up to $100 cash back

Get up to $100 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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Help customers save on high-efficiency heat pumps

Earn cash back for yourself and your customers when you perform a high-efficiency heat pump conversion or upgrade. Program-qualified heat pumps are up to 20 percent more efficient than older models. With proper selection, installation and maintenance, your customers can gain big savings on heating and cooling costs. Cash incentives are available for heat pump conversions and upgrades, as well as optimizing heat pump performance through commissioning, controls and sizing.

Qualifications and incentives

Equipment purchases and servicesTrade ally incentive
Heat pump with best practices installation and proper sizing$50
Heat pump with best practices installation and proper sizing$100
Heat pump conversion with best practices installation and sizing Tier 1: Min 8.5 HPSF$100
Heat pump conversion with best practices installation and sizing Tier 2: Min 9.0 HSPF

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Work must comply with all building codes and standards.
  • Gas, oil, wood heating, pellet stoves, and propane system conversions do not qualify.

Requirements for all heat pump incentives:

  • Work must be completed by a Program-Eligible or Qualified Contractor
  • Equipment must be installed according to specifications outlined in the Idaho Technical Specifications Manual
  • New heat pump must be the current primary heat source and must service at least 80 percent of the home’s conditioned living space.
  • Heat pump must be installed with best practices installation and sizing requirements.
  • Equipment must be a new, air source split or packaged unitary heat pump with an AHRI Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr. (5.4 tons) or less.
  • Air flow must meet 350 CFM per ton requirement.
  • Equipment must be listed on the AHRI Certified Directory: ahridirectory.org

Additional requirements for heat pump with best practices installation and proper sizing:

  • ​Minimum 8.2 HSPF
  • Maximum 8.9 HSPF
  • Cannot be combined with heat pump upgrade or conversion incentives

Additional requirements for heat pump upgrade with best practices installation and proper sizing:

  • Minimum 9.0 HSPF with best practices installation and sizing (BPIS).
  • Previous primary heat source must have been a permanently installed ducted electric heat pump that served at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space.

Additional requirements for heat pump conversion with best practices installation and proper sizing:

  • Tier 1: Minimum 8.5 HSPF with BPIS
  • Tier 2: Minimum 9.0 HSPF with BPIS
  • Previous primary heat source must have been a permanently installed electric resistance heating system (e.g. electric baseboard, electric furnace, electric ceiling/wall heat) serving at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living area.
  • Cannot be combined with stand-alone heat pump BPIS incentive.

Additional program rules:

  • Mail all documents so they are postmarked within 90 days of the qualifying service completion date.
  • Equipment must be installed within 90 days of purchase.
  • Incentive cannot exceed the total cost of the project.
  • 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, including landlords, 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 accountholder.

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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