A ducted open-loop, water-source heat pump is a highly efficient electric heating and cooling system.
How Does it Work?
A ducted open loop water source heat pump uses traditional air ducts and vents throughout a home to distribute warm or cool air. To heat a home it absorbs heat from a drilled outdoor water well then moves the heat to the air handler to circulate warm air throughout the home. During the summer it absorbs heat from the home then moves the heat to the outdoor water well to dissipate it.
What is the Incentive?
|Existing System||New System||Incentive|
|Air-Source Heat Pump||Open-Loop, Water-Source Heat Pump||$500|
|Electric Forced-Air Furnace||Open-Loop, Water-Source Heat Pump*||$1000|
|Electric Baseboards, Ceiling Cable, Wall Units||Open-Loop, Water-Source Heat Pump*||$1000|
|Propane Forced-Air Furnace||Open-Loop, Water-Source Heat Pump**||$1000|
|Oil Forced-Air Furnace||Open-Loop, Water-Source Heat Pump**||$1000|
And to save even more, you may also qualify for a federal tax credit. Visit the ENERGY STAR Tax Credits For Homeowners page to learn more. Please note Idaho Power is not affiliated with these federal tax credits.
*Supplemental heat for heat pumps must be electric.
**Home must be in an area where natural gas is not readily available.
How do I Qualify?
- You must be an Idaho Power residential customer, and either a homeowner, or property owner.
- Your home must be single-family site-built, manufactured, duplex, triplex, or fourplex.
- Your home can be a primary residence, vacation home, or rental.
- New system minimum efficiency must be 3.5 COP.
- A maximum of one incentive per home.
How do I Apply?
- Review the Terms and Conditions.
- Contact a Participating Contractor, and let them know you wish to apply for the incentive.
- Your Participating Contractor reviews the requirements with you and installs the heat pump.
- Your Participating Contractor completes and submits all the necessary forms with your assistance.
- Receive a check upon application review and approval.
Participating Contractor Info
Documents for the Participating Contractor to Submit
- Idaho Power Heating & Cooling Load Worksheet or similar load calculation form
- Copy of AHRI Certificate of Product Ratings
- Copy of paid customer invoice