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Idaho Residential Rebate Eligibility and Guidelines

Customer usage will be reviewed and must demonstrate that at least 8,000 kilowatt-hours of electric straight resistance heat and less than 340 therms occurred in the last 12 months in order to be eligible for rebates related to space heat conversions. Smart thermostat, window and insulation rebates requires a minimum of 8,000 kilowatt-hours or 340 therms annual usage. Please call Avista to pre-qualify your project. If you would like Avista to pre-approve annual usage, please call us at (800) 227-9187, or email rebates@avistautilities.com.

Please see description below for complete rebate requirements. All programs are subject to change and request for rebate must be submitted within 90 days of job completion.

High Efficiency Equipment

Natural Gas Furnace Boiler
A $300 rebate is available for installation of a high efficiency natural gas furnace or boiler of 90% AFUE (efficiency) or greater. Efficiencies for space and water heating equipment are verified according to the contractor invoice or Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). www.ahridirectory.org.

Variable Speed Motor
A $100 rebate is available to Avista electric customers for installation of a primary heating forced air system that incorporates a variable speed motor. This rebate may be combined with a high efficiency rebate. New construction projects are eligible for this rebate. Efficiencies for space and water heating equipment are verified according to the contractor invoice or Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). www.ahridirectory.org.

Tankless Water Heater
A $180 rebate is available for installation of a natural gas tankless water heater with an EF (efficiency) rating of 0.82 or higher. Efficiencies for space and water heating equipment are verified according to the contractor invoice or Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). www.ahridirectory.org.  

Conversions from Electric

Electric Central Ducted Forced Air Furnace to Air Source Heat Pump
A $900 rebate is available to Avista electric customers who replace electric straight resistance as their primary heat (i.e. electric forced air furnace or electric baseboard heat) with a central air source heat pump. Mini-splits or ductless heat pumps are not eligible.

Electric to Natural Gas Furnace
A $2,300 rebate is available to Avista electric customers who replace electric straight resistance as their primary heat (i.e. electric forced air furnace or electric baseboard heat) with a central natural gas heating system. This rebate may be claimed in addition to the high-efficient natural gas furnace/boiler rebate.*

Electric to Natural Gas Water Heat
A $600 rebate is available to Avista electric customers who replace an electric water heater with a new natural gas water heater.

Electric to Natural Gas Space and Water Heat
A $3,200 rebate is available to Avista electric customers who replace both their electric straight resistance space AND water heat with a central natural gas heating system AND a new natural gas water heater at the same time. Current electric heat can be an electric forced air furnace or electric baseboard heat and must be the primary heat source in the home.

Electric to Natural Gas Direct Vent Wall Heat
A $1,300 rebate is available to Avista electric customers who replace their electric straight resistance baseboard heat with natural gas, direct vent, wall heaters. A free-standing, direct vent, natural gas stove is eligible to receive this offer. Please include with the application: description of the equipment, minimum/maximum BTU output, square footage of home and, if different, square footage of the main floor of the residence.

Must be controlled via thermostat.

**Customer usage will be reviewed and must demonstrate that at least 8,000 kilowatt-hours of electric straight resistance heat and less than 340 therms occurred in the last 12 months in order to be eligible for rebates related to space heat conversions.

Weatherization

Smart Thermostat, Window and Insulation rebates requires a minimum of 8,000kwh or 340 therms annual usage. Please call Avista to pre-qualify your project. If you would like Avista to pre-approve annual usage, please call us at (800) 227-9187, or email rebates@avistautilities.com.

Insulation
Rebates are available for the addition of new insulation that increases the R-Value by R10 or greater (both fitted/batt type and blown-in). Insulation must be installed only where such cavities separate conditioned from unconditioned areas of the residence (livable space). Crawl spaces are not eligible. Any insulation installed outside the cavity, such as siding applications, does not meet rebate requirements.

Insulation must be contractor installed. Contractor must certify existing and new levels of insulation and invoice must be itemized with the following: square footage, R-value ratings, and cost.

Attic Insulation
A $0.15 per square foot rebate is available if existing insulation level is R-19 or less.

Wall Insulation
A $0.25 per square foot rebate is available if existing insulation is R-5 or less.

Floor Insulation
A $0.20 per square foot rebate is available if existing insulation is R-5 or less.

Windows
A $3.50 per square foot rebate is available for the replacement of existing single pane or metal frame double pane to windows with a u-factor rating of 0.30 or lower. Windows are defined by window and frame not just glass replacement. Windows must be contractor installed. Contractor must provide new window documentation to include an itemized invoice with the following: total square footage, u-factor, ratings, and cost.

Duct Sealing
View prescriptive duct sealing specifications.

Duct Sealing
A $150 rebate is available for customers who repair and seal new or existing ductwork in existing single family homes heated with an electric forced air furnace, heat pump or natural gas.

Duct Sealing + CO Detector
A $200 rebate is available for customers who repair and seal new or existing ductwork in existing single family homes heated with an electric forced air furnace, heat pump or natural gas and install a UL approved CO detector.

  • Prescriptive Duct Sealing shall be performed by a technician certified in prescriptive Duct Sealing.
  • At least 30% of the ducts in unconditioned space and accessible, OR
  • There are high operating pressure leaks in unconditioned space.

Smart Thermostat Rebate
Smart Thermostat Contractor Install
A $70 rebate is available for a contractor installation of a smart thermostat connected to the in home Wi-Fi. Thermostat must have Smartphone application available for customer to download or access via the internet.

Smart Thermostat Self Install
A $35 rebate is available for a customer installation of a smart thermostat connected to the in home Wi-Fi. Thermostat must have Smartphone application available for customer to download or access via the internet.

Rebate Additional Conditions:

  • Primary fuel used for space heating must be Avista electric or natural gas service to qualify.
  • Request for rebates must be submitted within 90 days of completion of energy efficiency measure.
  • The rebates are available for primary residential single family up to a fourplex, including manufactured and modular homes.
  • Rebates are not available for seasonal or recreational homes or condos.
  • Only new equipment qualifies.
  • All improvements must be contractor installed to be eligible for rebate consideration.
  • Homeowners are responsible for complying with all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Efficiencies for space and water heating equipment are verified according to the contractor invoice or Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). www.ahridirectory.org
  • Avista reserves the right to verify installation of the energy efficiency measure(s) prior to payment and will coordinate inspection as applicable.
  • Avista, and its agents, may upon reasonable notice, request access to customer’s premises after payment, for evaluation and measurement purposes.
  • Rebates will not exceed 100% of the actual measure cost.
  • Rebates are paid directly to homeowner or homeowner can authorize payment release to contractors.
  • Allow 8 weeks for processing and payment of rebate.
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