Want Comfortable, Clean Air in Your Home?

Heating and cooling accounts for up to 50% of your home energy use. If your ceiling, walls, and floor are wrapped up in a nice toasty blanket, your home will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Best of all, you will save money and reduce your share of power plant pollution.

Proper Home Insulation Takes Three Easy Steps.

  • Look and feel for air leaks around windows and doors, electrical outlets, recessed lights or heater vents.
  • Seal small leaks with weatherstripping or foam.
  • Install new insulation in your attic, walls and floors.  Consider installing new windows or adding storm windows.

Tip: Look in your attic: if you can see the wood work, then you need more insulation. For southwest Idaho you should have about 14 inches of insulation in the attic.  Up north add a few more inches.


Tip:  Checkout this Do it Yourself guide.


Tip:  Don’t forget about your furnace and water heater!

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Incentives

Office of Energy Resources Low interest Loans

Amount:  Between $1,000 and $15,000; 4% interest; 5 year repayment.

Home Type:  Existing primary residence – not rentals or vacation homes.

Materials:  Insulation, windows, duct sealing, appliances, lighting, even solar power!

Idaho State Income Tax Deduction

Amount: 100% of the materials and labor for specified items.

Home type: Residence, not rental unit, built before 2002.

Materials:  Insulation, windows, storm windows, weatherstripping and duct sealing.  Improvement must meet or exceed the Idaho building code standards.

Avista Cash Rebate

Amount: $0.15 per square foot for ceilings and attics, $0.25 per square foot for walls and $0.20 per square foot for floors, up to 50% of the cost.

Home type:  Primary residence including single family homes up to a fourplex. Covers only conditioned space—not, for example, garages.

Materials:  Professional installation of common types of insulation.

Idaho Power Cash Rebate

Amount: $0.50 per square foot for walls and floors; $0.15 per square foot for attic insulation.

Home Type:  Must have electric heat. Existing homes. Conditioned space only—not, for example, garages.

Materials:  Professional installation of common types of insulation.

Rocky Mountain Power Cash Rebate

Amount: upto $3.00 per square foot for windows; $0.50 per square foot for attic, $0.65 per square foot for walls, $0.50 for floor insulation.


Home type: Residence at least one year old; with electric heat.
 
Materials:  Professional or do-it-your self installation of all common insulation types.