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.

Multifamily Central Air Conditioners

central air conditioner outside of home

Get up to $100 cash back

Set up your multifamily customers for serious summer savings

When temperatures soar, help multifamily property owners tackle 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 both to you and your multifamily customers for qualified installations.

Qualifications and Incentives

For services completed on or before October 23, 2014, please contact the Home Energy Savings program.

Equipment Purchases and Services Trade Ally Incentive
Central air conditioner tier 1
(Min SEER 15)
$25
Central air conditioner tier 2
(Min SEER 17)
$50
Central air conditioner tier 3
(Min SEER 20)
$100

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be an existing property, not new construction
  • Must be electrically cooled with a central air conditioner serving at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned floor area

Requirements for all central air conditioners (CAC):

  • Tier 1: Minimum 15 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Tier 2: Minimum 17 SEER
  • Tier 3: Minimum 20 SEER
  • Work must be completed by a Program-Eligible HVAC Trade Ally listed on the Program-Eligible HVAC Trade Ally List
  • CAC must be a new, air source-split system equipment with a matching condensing unit and evaporator coil or packaged unitary air conditioner
  • SEER determined by AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) Standard 210/240 and listed in the AHRI Certified Directory of Unitary Equipment: ahridirectory.org
  • AHRI Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr (5.4 tons) or less
  • Window air conditioning units, packaged terminal units, and heat pumps are not eligible

Additional program requirements:

  • Mail all documents so they are postmarked within 180 days of the qualifying service completion
  • Incentive cannot exceed project costs
  • Third Party Payment Addendum for applicants who would like to forward payment to a third party not listed on the utility account

Please see the Incentive Application for a list of required documentation and additional terms and conditions. Incentives and qualifications are subject to Utah Public Service Commission approval and may change with 45 days' notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Customer Eligibility

Multifamily properties featuring five or more attached units and no more than four stories tall are eligible to receive program incentives.

Multifamily property owners must have a landlord account on a qualifying residential rate schedule. You can find your rate schedule on your utility bill or by calling 1-888-221-7070.

Qualifying residential rate schedules:

  • Utah: 1, 2 or 3

How to Apply

Pre-qualification:

  • Review the information in the Eligibility section of this page and call 1-800-942-0281 or email us to ensure your multifamily property is eligible.
  • Pre-inspection of multifamily property
    • Once it has been established that the complex is on a qualified residential rate schedule, a pre-qualification inspection will take place.
    • Please provide the following required information to initiate a pre-qualification inspection:
      • Specific street address or account number
      • Complex Name
      • Contact at the complex and phone number where they can be reached
      • Measures that are being requested to be inspected
    • Once this information is received, an inspector will assess the complex to verify whether it qualifies and if it would benefit from our incentive offerings.
    • Your contractor will be notified of the status of the inspection. If the complex qualifies for any of the Home Energy Savings program incentives, the contractor will schedule a time with the property manager to complete the work.

Contractor completes energy upgrades:

  • The contractor will perform the necessary work for the project to qualify for an incentive. Consult with your contactor to get a clear understanding of the work being performed and how long it will take. Also remember to notify your tenants about the work being done.

Application is submitted:

  • Once the work is completed, the contractor submits an application to the Home Energy Savings program.
  • All units listed on the application must be verified on the landlord account (units may need to be added if they are not under the landlord account at time of review).
  • One itemized invoice detailing the work performed for the property must be submitted.
  • A completed W-9 form for the person or entity receiving the incentive check must be submitted along with the application for tax purposes. For changes to account name, contact Business Solutions at 1-866-870-3419.
  • In some cases a Third Party Payment Addendum will be required if a landlord account is not set up or if the payment is going to anyone other than the account holder
  • Applications cannot be processed if any required documentation is missing.
  • The property is then queued for a post-work inspection.

Post-work inspection:

  • After receipt of a completed incentive application the program will schedule a post-work inspection to verify all program requirements have been met.
  • A minimum of 25 percent of the units that received an energy efficiency upgrade must be inspected
  • Tenants should be notified of this post-work inspection beforehand.

Application is processed and check is mailed:

  • Checks will be issued for approved applications within six weeks of final processing.

Additional Incentive Application Materials:

Questions? Call 1-800-942-0281 or email us.