Important! Updated February 13, 2017. Rocky Mountain Power’s planned changes to the incentives and equipment qualifications associated with our energy efficiency program became effective March 30, 2017. Changes include additional qualified products for heat pump water heaters, the retirement of CFL bulbs and fixtures and the return of the wattsmart Starter Kit program. These changes affect purchases made or work completed on or after March 30, 2017. For questions, please email hes@rockymountainpower.net.

Important! Updated April 7, 2017. Rocky Mountain Power’s planned changes to the incentives and equipment qualifications associated with our energy efficiency program will become effective May 22, 2017. Changes include the retirement of CFL bulbs and fixtures. These changes affect purchases made on or after May 22, 2017. For questions, please email hes@rockymountainpower.net.

Heat Pumps

energy efficient heat pump outside of home

Get up to $750 cash back

Save big on a high-efficiency heat pump conversion

Score serious cash back when you convert to an energy-efficient heat pump. Program-qualified heat pumps are up to 20 percent more efficient than older models. With proper selection, installation and maintenance, you can gain big savings on your heating and cooling costs. Cash incentives are available for heat pump conversions, upgrades and optimization.

Qualifications & Incentives

Equipment Purchases and Services Customer Incentive
Heat pump upgrade tier 1
​(9.0 HSPF, 15 SEER)
$200
Heat pump upgrade tier 2
(9.5 HSPF, 16 SEER)
$400
Heat pump conversion tier 1
(9.0 HSPF, 15 SEER)
$650
Heat pump conversion tier 2
(9.5 HSPF, 16 SEER)
$750

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be existing home, not new construction
  • Previous primary heat source must have been a ducted electric heat source that served at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
  • Gas, oil, wood heating, pellet stoves, and propane systems conversions do not qualify
  • Manufactured homes do not qualify for heat pump upgrade or heat pump conversion

Requirements for all heat pump installations:

  • Tier 1: Minimum 9.0 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor ), 15 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Tier 2: Minimum 9. 5 HSPF, 16 SEER
  • Work must be completed by a Program-Qualified HVAC Contractor listed on the Program-Eligible HVAC Contractor List. Please review our tips for hiring a contractor
  • Heat pump must be installed according to the specifications outlined in the Utah 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 a new, air-source split or packaged unitary heat pump with an AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr (5.4 tons) or less
  • Heat pump must be listed on the AHRI Certified Directory: ahridirectory.org
  • Homes 3,500 square feet or less may qualify for one unit, while homes greater than 3,500 square feet may qualify for two units. Homes greater than 3,500 square feet requiring more than two units may apply for additional incentives (additional documentation required, contact program for more information).

Additional program rules:

  • Mail all documents so they are postmarked within 180 days of the qualifying service completion
  • Heat pump must be installed within 90 days of purchase
  • Incentive not to exceed 50 percent of the project costs

Required documents:

*If mailing, please make copies for your records and note the date mailed on the application
**Applicable only to businesses and non-individual customers, including landlords, applying for incentives

Incentives are associated with the December 1, 2016 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.

How to Apply

Prior to starting a project, find a contractor using the Program-Eligible HVAC Contractor list. Note that select incentives must be completed by a Program-Qualified Contractor. Review the Incentive Application with your contractor to determine eligibility requirements, incentive qualifications and review the list of required documents to submit for an incentive.

Incentive Application and required documents must be postmarked within 180 days of the qualifying service completion. Incentive checks are issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed and approved Incentive Application. Checks are only payable to the account holder or verified third party payee. Incentives are not to exceed the purchase price of the equipment or service. Equipment and service work may be inspected for compliance.