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 Gas Furnaces

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Get up to $50 cash back

Earn cash back for efficient gas furnace installations

Every furnace eventually runs its course. Performance drops, it takes forever to heat up, and then there are those mysterious banging noises. Make it easy for your multifamily customers to find a superior replacement. Help them upgrade to a qualified high-efficiency gas furnace and they can receive up to $200 cash back for each unit. As a participating trade ally, you’ll also be eligible for cash incentives. Qualified furnaces must be 95 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) or higher with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM).

Qualifications and Incentives

Equipment Purchases and Services Trade Ally Incentive
95% AFUE gas furnace w/ECM $50
ECM on existing furnace $50

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be an existing home, not new construction

Program requirements:

Additional requirements For 95% AFUE gas furnace w/ECM:

  • Must be a 95% AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) furnace with an ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor)
  • Must be electrically cooled with a central air conditioner serving at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned floor area
  • Combined supply and return static pressure needs to be between 0.35-0.65 WCI (87-162 Pascal) on the highest heating or cooling fan speed setting upon installation
  • All physically accessible ducts should be fully connected
  • All duct connections at the furnace must be sealed

Additional requirements for ECM on existing furnace:

  • Must be an ECM replacing an existing gas furnace motor
  • Must be electrically cooled with a central air conditioner or ducted evaporative cooler serving at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned floor area
  • One motor per furnace being applied for

Additional program rules:

  • Mail all documents so they are postmarked within 180 days of the qualifying service completion
  • Customers may only apply for either the 95% AFUE gas furnace or ECM on existing furnace incentive per furnace

Required documents:

*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

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

Prequalification:

  • 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.