Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) – Existing Homes

An ECM air-handler motor is an efficient motor that replaces a lesser efficient permanent split capacitor motor in an air handler. ECMs are especially effective in reducing the air-handler energy consumed by people who use the fan-on mode of their thermostat.


  • $50 incentive for an ECM motor.
  • $150 incentive for the installing licensed contractor


  • Homeowners or property owners in Idaho or Oregon can receive a cash incentive for having a qualified, electronically commutated air-handler motor (ECM) installed into a qualified home.
  • A licensed contractor must perform the work. The licensed contractor also receives a cash incentive.
  • The home can be a main residence, vacation home or rental.
  • Home types include single-family site-built, manufactured, duplex, triplex or fourplex.
  • Qualifying homes are homes with electric forced-air heat, oil or propane or natural gas forced-air heat or a heat pump.
  • Incentive applies to motor replacement only, not replacement of complete blower assembly/air handler cabinet.

How to Apply

  1. Review the Terms and Conditions.
  2. Review the Incentive Application.
  3. Review the Electronically Commutated Air Handler Motor Worksheet.
  4. Have the ECM motor installed.
  5. Complete and submit the Incentive Application and Electronically Commutated Air Handler Motor Worksheet to Idaho Power along with a copy of the paid invoice.
  6. Idaho Power will mail an incentive check to you following application approval.

Licensed Contractor Info

It is the homeowner/property owner responsibility to submit the paperwork.

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