Idaho Energy Efficiency Program

Idaho is famous around the United States for it's potatoes, but the natural beauty of this state is it's real commodity.  With sites like Craters of the Moon National Park and Shoshone Falls, along with winding mountain rivers, there seems to be an abundance of natural beauty in Idaho.  Using green and renewable energy efficiency measures will only help preserve that landscape for everyone to enjoy.  IF you live in Idaho, you may be able to take advantage of the following energy efficiency rebates.

Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

This rebate program gives homeowners a rebate incentive for performing energy efficiency measure on their homes.  These rebates are eligible for the following improvements:

Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler: $400
Air Source Heat Pump: $400
Ductless Heat Pump: $200
Variable Speed Motor: $100
Water Heater: $50
Variable Speed Motors: $100
Floor and Wall Insulation: $0.50/sq. ft.
Attic and Ceiling Insulation: $0.25/sq. ft.
Windows: $3.00/sq. ft.
Rooftop Dampers: $100
Freezer: $20
Refrigerator: $25
Dishwasher: $25
Clothes Washer: $50
ENERGY STAR rated homes: $900 (electric); $650 (natural gas)

These incentives are sponsored by Energy Star and must be Energy Star qualified products and services to qualify for these rebates.

Energy Conservation Rebate

The energy conservation rebate is given to those who use all electric appliances including heating appliances.  These rebates are not very large, but do provide some cash incentive for improving energy efficiency,  The rebates apply for the following items:

Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer: $25 each
Water Heater: $25 - $100
Energy Star-Qualified Manufactured Home: $1,000

Not all utilities participate in these rebate incentive programs.  Contact your utility company or your chamber of commerce to explore the energy efficiency options available in your area.

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