UAMPS
Smart Energy

Home Energy Savings

The Home Energy Savings Program is available to customers of participating UAMPS energy partners. Home Energy Savings offers cash incentives to customers who purchase energy efficient appliances and lighting fixtures from participating retailers.

Why buy energy efficient appliances?
Get cash back when you purchase a qualifying clothes washer, refrigerator, dishwasher, room A/C unit, water heater, or lighting fixtures. Plus you’ll save money on your energy bill year after year, and help the environment!

Click below to learn more about energy-efficient appliances:

CLOTHES WASHERS



Get $50 for purchasing an energy efficient clothes washer!

Why buy?
Purchase a qualified clothes washer and you could use up to 40% less energy and 40% less water than with a conventional machine. That's equal to saving 7,800 gallons of water a year - more than most people drink in a lifetime. Plus, they extract more water from clothes during the spin cycle, reducing drying time, saving both energy, water and wear & tear on clothes. 

What's my incentive?
$50 cash back on qualifying models with a MEF of 3.2 or higher and WF of 4.5 or lower*. 
To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

What clothes washers qualify?
Clothes washers must have a MEF of 3.2+
For a list of eligible models CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential customers of participating UAMPS partners.
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

*Modified Energy Factor (MEF) is a calculation used to compare the relative efficiency of clothes washers, Water Factor (WF) is the water performance metric that allows the comparison of clothes washers water consumption independent of clothes washer capacity; the lower the value, the more efficient the clothes washer.

DISHWASHERS



Get $20 back on qualified dishwasher.

Why buy?
Qualified dishwashers use 25% less energy and up to 45% less water. That means that replacing a dishwasher manufactured just 10 years ago with a qualifying model can save you more than $25 a year in energy costs.

What is my incentive?
$20 on qualifying machines with a Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Tier 1 (standard models)*.
To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

Which dishwashers qualify?
Dishwasher with a Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Tier 1 (standard models)*.
For a list of qualifying models CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS partners can receive this incentive.
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

*Consortium of Energy Efficiency (CEE), the CEE specification includes Energy Factor (EF) and maximum annual kWh requirements. EF measures the number of cycles a dishwasher can run with 1 kWh of electricity. The maximum annual kWh requirement is intended to limit dishwasher standby power use. 

FREEZERS



Get $50 back on qualifying freezers

Why buy?
Qualifying freezers use 20% less energy than a standard model, cutting your energy costs up to $75 a year.

What is my incentive?
$50 on qualifying freezer models, units must be 20% more efficient than federal minimum standards.
To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

Which freezers qualify? 
Freezers that are 20% more efficient than federal minimum standards.
For a list of qualifying units CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS partners.
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

REFRIGERATORS



Get $100 back when you purchase an energy efficient refrigerator. 

Why buy?
When you buy a qualifying refrigerator, you can use up to 30% less energy. In fact, more precise temperature controls keeps your food fresher for longer.

What is my incentive?
$100 on qualifying models of refrigerators.
To download an incentive application CLICK HERE.

Which refrigerators qualify?
For a list of qualifying refrigerators CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS partners. 
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS



$50 cash back for energy efficient electric water heaters!

Why buy?
After heating or cooling, heating your water can be the biggest energy user in your home. Most water heaters lose energy through the walls of the tank, even when no hot water is being used. New energy efficient storage water heaters are better insulated, which means less wasted energy and lower bills. Plan ahead! Water heaters fail with almost no warning, so start thinking about your next water heater before you need one. Consider replacing your water heater if it is leaking, or if it is more than 7 years old. 

What is my incentive?
$50 on qualifying models of electric water heaters.
To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

Which water heaters qualify?
40-49 gallons with an EF* of 0.94 or higher
50-65 gallons with an EF of 0.95 or higher
66 gallons or larger with an EF of 0.93 or higher
For a list of qualifying electric water heaters CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS partners.
For a list of partcipating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

*Energy Factor (EF) is the energy performance metric used for dishwashers and electric water heaters.

LIGHTING FIXTURES


*Note - Participating UAMPS partners have put individual limits on the amount of lighting fixture incentives. To see your UAMPS energy partners individual lighting fixture limit CLICK HERE.

Get up to $10 back for qualified energy efficient lighting fixtures.

Why buy?
Energy efficient light fixtures reduce energy use by providing savings year after year. Many lighting fixtures are designed for energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), providing additional savings on replacement light bulbs. If you are remodeling or building a new home, consider installing qualified lighting fixtures, it is a simple way to save energy and money.

What's my incentive?
Up to $10 incentive on qualified lighting fixtures (incentive not to exceed purchase price)
To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

Which models qualify?
For a list of qualifying LED lighting fixtures CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS partners.
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

EVAPORATIVE COOLERS (PORTABLE)


Get $50 back and use less energy to cool your home.

Why buy?
Evaporative coolers use up to 75% less energy than central air conditioners to cool the same square footage.

What is my incentive?
$50 on qualified Evaporative Coolers with a minimum of 2,000 CFM
To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

Which evaporative coolers qualify?
For a list of qualifying models CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS partners.
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS


Stay cool and get $20 cash back for energy efficient room air conditioners.

Why buy?
ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners use 10% less energy than conventional models. Replacing an old room air conditioner with an ENERGY STAR qualified unit saves an average of $14 per year on your electric bill. 

What is my incentive?
$20 for ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners.
To download an incentive application form CLICK HERE.

Which room air conditioners qualify?
Room air conditioners must be ENERGY STAR qualified.
For a list of eligible models CLICK HERE.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS partners.
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

Blanding City, UT
Brigham City, UT
Fairview City, UT
Hurricane City, UT
Hyrum City, UT
Kaysville City, UT (Kaysville City will offer a $25 incentive. Product must be purchased after July 1, 2018).
Lehi City, UT
Mt. Pleasant City, UT
Oak City, UT
Price City, UT
Washington City, UT

One Incentive Per Household

SEE YA' LATER REFRIGERATOR

If you have an old refrigerator or freezer in your garage or basement, aking up space and using up energy, you can now say "See Ya' Later Refrigerator" and earn a $30 cash incentive.

Why get rid of an old refrigerator or freezer?
Older refrigerators and freezers, especially when used as second units and stored in hot garages, can be huge energy hogs. By discounting use of inefficient models, customers can get cash back, decrease their electricity bill, and help the environment. 

What's my incentive?
Customers get $30 cash back and free pick-up and recycling of their old refrigerators or freezers. Remember when shopping for a new refrigerator, look for ENERGY STAR® labeled models. You may be eligible for an incentive.

Which refrigerators/freezers qualify?
Working refrigerators and freezers that are a minimum of 10 cubic feet in size, utilizing inside measurement. Please make sure your old unit is empty before it is picked up.

Who can participate?
Residential electric customers of participating UAMPS partners.
For a list of participating UAMPS partners CLICK HERE.

How do I apply?
Customer participation is voluntary and is initiated by contacting UAMPS at 1-888-365-1558. Prior to calling to schedule a pick-up of an old refrigerator or freezer, customers should be prepared to state:

  • Their electric utility
  • Electric account number
  • Address of where the appliance is located
  • Phone number to be reached at

All of this information will be used to determine eligibity of the customer and appliance(s).
Customers need to schedule this pick-up through UAMPS and not 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Customers who schedule through 1-800-GOT-JUNK will not be approved for a rebate, and will need to pay 1-800-GOT-JUNK for the pick-up. Rocky Mountain Power customers do not qualify for this program

Customers must own the unit(s) being recycled. Limit two units per residential addess. A check will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks after the appliance collection. UAMPS has contracted with 1-800-GOT-JUNK, an appliance recycler, to pick up and recycle refrigerator and freezers.

COMMERCIAL LIGHTING

Commercial Lighting Program
UAMPS Smart Energy partners with community-owned electric utilities to provide affordable, reliable electricity to their customers. The commercial lighting program is available to commercial electric customers who purchase their electricity from UAMPS participating Smart Energy partners.

Reauthorization is required for all ocmmercial lighting incentives.
Complete all informatino requested on the application including exhibit A.

UAMPS Smart Energy partners will conduct a preuthorization inspection after which an Incentive Offer Letter will be sent to applicant. Applicant will need to sign and return Incentive Offer Letter to UAMPS Smart Energy at
155 North 400 West, Suite 480
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Upon Completion of the lighting project, applicant will need to contact UAMPS Smart Energy at 888-365-1558 to schedule a post-installation inspection.

Once post-installation inspection is complete, UAMPS Smart Energy will issue the applicant's incentive check.

To download commercial lighting application and exhibit A. (application) CLICK HERE.

Only customers of participating UAMPS energy partners can qualify for the Commercial Lighting Program.
Below is a list of participating electric utilities:

-Hyrum City, UT
-Morgan City, UT

-Price City, UT

LOW-INCOME WEATHERIZATION

Utah Residents: The Utah Division of Housing & Community Development offers weatherization services at no cost to income qualifying households. For information, please call 1-877-488-3233 or visit Weatherization Help.

LIGHT BULB EFFICIENCY STANDARDS

Energy Security & Independent Act of 2007 (EISA)
New performance standards for general purpose light bulbs
Requires light bulbs to deliver a minimum amount of light per unit of energy consumed
Mandates 25% increase in lumen per watt efficiency over current incandescent technology

The standard will be phased in between 2012 and 2014

Other Facts:
EISA is NOT a ban on incandescent bulbs nor is it a purchase ban. EISA is technology neutral and is a ban on manufacturing and shipment of inefficient products. There are 22 special purpose light bulb types that are exempted.

EISA COMPLIANT TECHNOLOGIES:

HALOGEN:

  • Currently available new infrared halogen may be twice as efficient as standard incandescent
  • Will be priced below CFLs currently meeting EISA requirements - 72 watt, 53 watt, 43 watt, and 28 watt CFLs
  • Surpass EISA requirements
  • Still have some light quality and proper application challenges
  • Still have mercury and need to be recycled

LEDS:

  • Surpass EISA requirements
  • CONS - higher cost and newer technology
  • Commercial fixtures need to be 25% more efficient. Only more energy efficient electronic ballasts are currently being manufactured. T-12 linear lamps are being phased out and replaced with more efficient T-8. 

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