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Idaho Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Program Info
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

ENERGY STAR Home Builder Incentive: $1500
ENERGY STAR Manufactured Home (Electrically Heated): $500
Air Sealing/Duct Sealing: $0.30/ln ft
Attic Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.50/sq. ft.
Floor Insulation: $0.50/sq. ft.
Light Fixtures: Discounts; see program web site
Clothes Washers: $50
Refrigerators: $30 + $30 to recycle
Freezer: $20
Evaporative Coolers: $150
Ductless Heat Pump (pilot program): $750
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $200-$250 (retrofit); $300-$400 (new construction)
Furnace (Electric/Oil/Propane): $300-$400
Open Loop Water Source Heat Pumps: $500 or $1000
A/C Cycling Program: $21/year + charitable donations

Idaho Power Company

Idaho Power offers a variety of incentives for the installation of energy efficient appliances and heating and cooling systems for residential customers living in both Oregon and Idaho. The Home Products Program offers rebates ranging from $20-$50 for the purchase of Energy Star qualified freezers, refrigerators, and clothes washers. Additionally, a $30 rebate is available for the proper recycling of older, working refrigerator units.

The Heating and Cooling Program offers incentives for residential customers who purchase and have installed qualifying air source heat pumps, open loop water source heat pumps and evaporative coolers that meet program requirements. In order to qualify for the incentive customers must use a participating company for heat pump installations and comply with all program requirements. This program focuses on ensuring proper heat pump equipment sizing and quality installation.

Single family existing homes may also qualify for Idaho Power's Home Improvement Program, which offers a cash incentive of $0.15 per-square-foot for the professional installation of attic insulation. Under this program wall and floor insulation rebates are provided at $0.50/sq. ft., while duct/air Sealing receives an incentive of $0.30/ln. ft. The rebate will be paid on added insulation up to R-50, and it must increase the R-Value by R-10 or greater. Homes must use central AC or be heated electrically to qualify.

Additionally, Idaho builders may receive $1000 as an incentive for building ENERGY STAR homes plus $500 for Parade of Homes Marketing. Contact Idaho Power for additional details or view the program web site.

Other Information 

Appliances: must be Energy Star rated
Air Source Heat Pump/Furnaces: Minimum efficiency 8.2; must be installed by a Program participating HVAC company and meet all Program requirements.
Open Loop Water Source Heat Pump: Minimum efficiency 3.5 COP, must be installed by a Program participating HVAC company and meet all Program requirements.
Attic Insulation: Incentive will be paid on added insulation up to R-50; must increase R-Value by R-10 or greater.