Rocky Mountain Power Offers New Incentives for Idaho Customers Looking to Lower Their Electricity Bills
August 20, 2012
REXBURG, Idaho – It pays to be energy-efficient in Idaho. Starting today, Rocky Mountain Power has new incentives for customers who make wattsmart home improvements and upgrades that will save them energy and money.
“We’ve adjusted our wattsmart programs and incentives, in many cases increasing the dollars our Idaho customers can save through energy efficiency improvements,” says Rocky Mountain Power Vice President Carol Hunter. “These incentives provide a double-benefit by saving our customers money on the purchase of energy-efficient products and services, and again on their monthly bill through reduced electricity use.”
A primary focus of the new incentives is home heating. With summer in full swing it’s hard to think ahead to winter, but it’s also the perfect time to gear up. Rocky Mountain Power has expanded its incentive offerings to include a number of efficient heating technologies. Idaho residents can now receive up to $700 cash back for heat pump upgrades, and up to $1,000 for heat pump conversions. Customers can also receive $200 cash back for a qualified gas furnace with an electronically commutated motor (ECM). These furnaces can run at lower settings for longer periods of time, conserving energy while improving comfort.
For homeowners looking to reach the highest level of home efficiency, Super Bundles offer bonus incentives when multiple energy upgrades are made at the same time. A perfect example involves combining an energy-efficient HVAC upgrade with improved weatherization and duct sealing and duct insulation. The Super Bundle serves as a reward for homeowners who make a strong commitment to reducing their energy use.
Those searching for efficient lighting options will be pleased to know that LED light bulbs with discount pricing will soon be available at participating retailers in Idaho. LED bulbs use even less energy than CFLs and can last up to five times longer.
Idaho residents can also earn cash back for qualified high-efficiency appliances. For instance, qualified refrigerators provide a $40 cash incentive, and customers can add to those savings by recycling their old freezer or fridge through the “See ya later, refrigerator” program. This popular program offers free pickup plus a $30 check to anyone looking to get rid of an older qualifying unit.
For a complete list of qualified products and services, visit wattsmart.com or call toll free 1-800-942-0266.
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About Rocky Mountain Power
One of the lowest-cost electricity providers in the United States, Rocky Mountain Power serves more than one million customers in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. For more information, visit rockymountainpower.net.