Important! Rocky Mountain Power's planned changes to the energy efficiency program became effective September 3, 2018. Changes include streamlining incentive tables to only include measure offerings and maximum incentive levels. Qualifications for energy efficiency measures going forward will be maintained on the wattsmart Homes program website. For questions or additional clarification, please email [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions - Heating and Cooling Equipment

They are different. An electric air source heat pump (ASHP) transfers heat from the outside of a building to the inside, or vice versa. Swamp coolers and evaporative coolers cool the air by blowing it over water.

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No. Air source heat pumps transfer heat from the outside of a building to the inside, or vice versa. This is different than how furnaces operate.

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Most household water heaters are either gas or electric. Look at the heater and see how many pipes go into the heater. If there are three one-inch diameter pipes and an electric plug, it is electric. You'll also see a reset switch. If there are three one-inch diameter pipes in the top, and one small one at the bottom with a valve to turn on/off, it is gas.

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No. The fuel which creates the heat must be electric in order to qualify as electric heat.

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The Home Energy Savings program uses this information to capture data about just how much electricity your home improvement project will save. These questions are required so please fill them out. If you miss one it could lead to a delay in processing your application.

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Unfortunately you would not qualify. The only qualified cooling systems are centrally ducted air conditioners and electric heat pumps.

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This means that the heating fuel source for at least 80 percent of your home must be electric (i.e. baseboard heaters or an electric furnace), or at least 80 percent of your home must be cooled by a centrally ducted cooling system (air conditioner or an electric heat pump).

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