Cool Cash Program

If you are thinking about adding or replacing air conditioning in your home, our Cool Cash Incentive Program can help you select just the right system for your needs, while saving energy and money!

For example, we know that many Utah families believe upgrading air conditioning means moving from a rooftop evaporative cooler to central air conditioning. But Utah's climate is ideal for evaporative cooling. Evaporative cooling is no longer confined to rooftops. Evaporative systems can be installed indoors, and vented throughout your house through existing vents (called whole-house evaporative cooling). Evaporative cooling will create significant savings on your summer electricity costs compared to central air conditioning. Because evaporative systems save energy, participating UAMPS energy partners are offering cash incentives when you purchase a new, replacement, premium, or whole-house evaporative system.

However, if you are planning on installing a central air conditioning system, proper equipment, installation, operation and maintenance will make a big difference in the level of efficiency, and therefore cost of your new system. So participating UAMPS energy partners will offer incentives for high efficiency appliances, properly sized and properly installed systems.

Learn more about energy-efficient cooling systems:

Evaporative Cooling

You could receive $400 for replacement of an existing cooler, or $400 for a first-time installation evaporative cooler. Additional incentives are available for premium adn whole-house ducted systems.
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

Why buy evaporative cooling?
Evaporative coolers use as much as 75% less electricity as central air conditioning. Plus, they act as air fiters, trapping some dust and pollen. In addition, innovations in evaporative cooling technology gives customers options that are more effective and efficient than ever before.

What is my incentive?
Cash incentive range from $400 to $1000 for qualifying products.

To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

Which evaporative coolers qualify?
Replacement, newm premium and whole-house evaporative coolers qualify under this program. Customers may purchase evaporative cooling equipment from any source they prefer. They may install the equipment themselves and need not purchase installation services to qualify for the incentive. Call for a list of eligible models.

For a list of HVAC program trade ally list CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS energy partners.

Equipment Requirements for Evaporative Coolers
Replacement and new evaporative cooling equipment must have a minimum industry standard rating of 2500 CFM. Premium evaporative equipment must be indirect/direct, or single-inlet direct evaporative system that delivers cooling through a whole-house distribution system. For the purpose of the program, a whole-house distribution system will be defined as a ducted system with a point of delivery, or register, of each occupied room within the dwelling. Customers installing a new whole-house distribution system with a non-premium evaporative cooler will qualify under the New Evaporative incentive tier. 

Central Air Conditioning

Three measures for central air conditioners will qualify you to receive an incentive-proper sizing of equipment for your specific square footage, proper installation by a qualified dealer, and purchase of a high-efficiency CAC appliance. Customers of participating UAMPS energy partners can qualify for any single or combination of these measures when they meet the equipment requirements outlined in the incentive application materials.

For a list of participating UAMPS energy partners (Participating Energy Partners) CLICK HERE.

Why buy high-efficient central air conditioning?
High efficiency central air conditioners can reduce cooling costs by as much as 30%.

What is my incentive?
Customer's incentive for purchasing, and properly sizing and installing central air equipment are available. Incentives range from $50 to $300.

To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

For Hurricane City, UT residential customers, please CLICK HERE for application.
For Hurricane City, UT contractors, please CLICK HERE for application.

How can I qualify for a cash incentive for my central air system?
Customers may purchase qualifying central air conditioning equipment and installation services from participating Cool Cash dealers, and ensure the equipment is properly sized for residence where it is installed. 

For more information about qualifying equipment dealers, CLICK HERE.
To download a Proper Installation Form CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers for participating UAMPS energy partners.

Equipment Requirements for Central Air
All central air conditioning equipment must be a new sir-source split or packaged unitary air conditioner with an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 Btu/hr (5.4 tons) or less, and must contain either a factory or field installed thermal expansion valve. Split-system air condition equipment must include a matched condensing unit and evaporative coil with an overall rating as determined by ARI Standard 210/240.

To qualify for the sizing incentives, central air conditioner equipment must match the calculated cooling load of teh residence where it is installed. The cooling load calculations must be based on methodology in Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J and the mandatory cooling load calculation assumptions provided in the Cool Cash Incentive Program manual for participating dealers. Installed equipment in considered properly sized when its Standard Capacity Rating is reported in the Current ARI directory of the Unitary Equipment is whithin one-half ton (6,000 Btu/hr) of the calculated cooling load.

To qualify for proper installation incentives, the central air conditioner must be installed according to the requirements provided in the Cool Cash Incentive program manual for participating dealers. In addition, installation documentation must be completed and signed by a certified North American Technician Excellency (NATE) dealer.

Ductless Heat Pump

Make the move to a ductless heat pump and earn up to $1,300 cash back on your purchase.

Below is a list of participating UAMPS energy partners:

  • Heber Light & Power, UT
  • Price City, UT

Why upgrade to a ductless heat pump? It’s a simple upgrade that’s more efficient than baseboards and wall heaters. Save up to 50 percent on your heating and cooling costs, installation is easy and affordable.

What is my incentive?
Cash incentive range is from $400 to $1300 for qualifying products.

To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE


Which ductless heat pumps qualify?
Ductless heat pump must be a new AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) rated ductless (mini-split) system and must be listed on the AHRI Certified Directory: ahridirectory.org

Installation work must be completed by a Qualified HVAC Contractor. For a list of qualified HVAC contractors CLICK HERE

Who can participate? Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS energy partners.

Equipment Requirements for Ductless Heat Pumps

 

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be existing home, not new construction
  • Gas, oil, wood heating, pellet stoves, and propane systems conversions do not qualify

    Requirements for all ductless heat pumps:
  • Minimum 9.5 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Ductless heat pump must be installed according to the specifications outlined in the Utah Technical Specifications Manual
  • Ductless heat pump must employ an inverter driven outdoor compressor unit and a variable speed fan for indoor blower and be fully ductless


Additional requirements for single-head and multi-head ductless heat pumps:

  • Previous primary heat source must have been a permanently installed ductless electric resistance heating system (e.g. electric baseboard, electric ceiling/wall heat) serving at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned area
  • Incentive is not offered to customers replacing an existing ducted heat pump
  • Homes 3,500 square feet or less may qualify for one unit, while homes greater than 3,500 square feet may qualify for two units. Homes greater than 3,500 square feet requiring more than two units may apply for additional incentives (additional documentation required, contact program for more information).


Additional requirements for supplemental ductless heat pumps:

  • Ductless heat pump must be used as a supplemental heat source for cold spots or for a new/bonus room

Heat Pump

Make the move to a heat pump and earn up to $400 cash back on your purchase.

Below is a list of participating UAMPS energy partners:

  • Heber Light & Power, UT
  • Price City, UT

Program-qualified heat pumps are up to 20 percent more efficient than older models. With proper selection, installation and maintenance, you can save big on your heating and cooling costs.

What is my incentive?

Cash incentive range is from $200 to $400 for qualifying products.

To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE

Which heat pumps qualify?

Heat Pump must be listed on the AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) Certified Directory: ahridirectory.org

Installation work must be completed by a Qualified HVAC Contractor. For a list of qualified HVAC contractors CLICK HERE

Who can participate? Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS energy partners.

Equipment Requirements for Ductless Heat Pumps

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be existing home, not new construction
  • Previous primary heat source must have been a ducted electric heat source that served at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
  • Gas, oil, wood heating, pellet stoves, and propane systems conversions do not qualify
  • Manufactured homes do not qualify for heat pump upgrade or heat pump conversion

Requirements for all heat pump installations:

  • Tier 1: Minimum 9.0 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor ), 15 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Tier 2: Minimum 9. 5 HSPF, 16 SEER
  • Heat pump must be installed according to the specifications outlined in the Utah Technical Specifications Manual
  • New heat pump must be the current primary heat source and must service at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned living space
  • Heat pump must be a new, air-source split or packaged unitary heat pump with an AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr (5.4 tons) or less
  • Homes 3,500 square feet or less may qualify for one unit, while homes greater than 3,500 square feet may qualify for two units. Homes greater than 3,500 square feet requiring more than two units may apply for additional incentives (additional documentation required, contact program for more information).

Gas Furnace

Every furnace runs its course. Performance drops, and it takes forever to heat up.
Upgrade to a qualified high-efficiency gas furnace and receive up to $200 cash back on a replacement that will save you energy and money.

Below is a list of participating UAMPS energy partners:

  • Heber Light & Power, UT
  • Price City, UT

What is my incentive?
Cash incentive range is from $100 to $200 for qualifying products.

To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE
To download a proper installation form CLICK HERE

Which gas furnaces qualify?
Qualified furnaces must be 95 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) or higher with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM). These furnaces deliver efficient heating and cooling with even distribution, improved comfort, reduced temperature fluctuation and quiet operation.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS energy partners.

Equipment Requirements for Gas Furnace

Ensure the home qualifies:
Must be an existing home, not new construction

Program requirements:
Work must be completed by a Program-Qualified HVAC Contractor listed on the Qualified HVAC Contractors List.

Additional requirements for 95% AFUE gas furnace w/ECM:

  • Must be a 95% AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) furnace with an ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor)
  • Must be electrically cooled with a central air conditioner serving at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned floor area
  • Combined supply and return static pressure needs to be between 0.35-0.65 WCI (87-162 Pascal) on the highest heating or cooling fan speed setting upon installation
  • All physically accessible ducts should be fully connected
  • All duct connections at the furnace must be sealed
  • Homes 3,500 square feet or less may qualify for one unit, while homes greater than 3,500 square feet may qualify for two units. Homes greater than 3,500 square feet requiring more than two
  • units may apply for additional incentives (additional documentation required, contact program for more information).

    Additional requirements for ECM on existing furnace:
  • Must be an ECM replacing an existing gas furnace motor
  • Must be electrically cooled with a central air conditioner or ducted evaporative cooler serving at least 80 percent of the home's conditioned floor area
  • One motor per furnace being applied for

SMART THERMOSTATS

Make a change to a Smart Thermostat and earn $50 dollars

What is my incentive?

$50 cash back on qualifying models.
To download an incentive application CLICK HERE.

What Smart Thermostats qualify?

For a list of eligible models CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?

Residential customers of UAMPS Energy Partners. UAMPS Energy Partners that participate are:

Fairview City, UT
Hurricane City, UT
Hyrum City, UT
Lehi City, UT
Mt. Pleasant City, UT
Oak City, UT
Price City, UT

 

IMPORTANT - On your application please BE SURE TO PROVIDE

  • Your full name and contact information
  • Electrical utility name and account number
  • Information about residence (where the system was installed)
  • Dealer's program identification number (required for central air conditioning installations)
  • Purchase and installation information (include copy f teh dated sales receipt or invoice)
  • Information regarding the model number and type of equipment purchased (for central air conditioning systems, you will also need the ARI reference number)

For properly sized air conditioning incentive, you will need a copy of a properly sized calculated cooling load for your home. For a list of participating dealers that will provide this information CLICK HERE.

For proper air conditioning installation incentive,  a copy of the UAMPS Proper Installation Form is required. For a list of participating dealers that will provide this information CLICK HERE.

Limitations:
Incentives are limited to two per qualifying households per eligible measure. Customers of participating UAMPS' energy partners may apply for evaporative incentive and/or central air conditioning equipment incentives. Within each equipment type, customers may apply for multiple incentives. For example, customers can qualify for any one, or all three of the central air conditioning incentives. Window air conditioning units, packages terminal units and heat pumps are NOT eligible for incentives under the UAMPS Cool Cash Program. Only qualifying equipment purchased AND installed after October 1, 2009 are eligible for incentives. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Home Energy Savings Program
155 North 400 West
Suite #480
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Residential Customers:
Questions about products that qualify for incentives
Call the Consumer Hotline at: 1-888-365-1558

Retail Partners:
For additional Point-of-Purchase materials, incentive forms, or assistance
Call: 1-888-365-1558