You may qualify for a rebate when you make energy efficient investments in your home. This year Fall River Electric set aside over $333,000 in rebates for homeowners and commercial businesses that are served by the Cooperative. Specific conditions apply and some rebates require documentation of pre-existing conditions.
If you have any questions about our Home Efficiency Rebates, please call our Energy Conservation Specialist toll-free at 1-800-632-5726 or from anywhere in eastern Idaho at 208-652-7431. To apply for a rebate use the appropriate forms shown below.
Buying a new clothes washer or clothes dryer? You could qualify for a rebate. Appliances must be Energy Star qualified and installed within a residence served by Fall River. You must apply for a rebate within three months of the purchase date*. Go to www.energystar.gov to see current list of qualifying models.
Clothes washer $30
Clothes dryer $35
No pre-authorization is necessary to receive an appliance rebate.
For an application form, click here Appliance Rebate 10-17
Window Replacement Rebate
If you have old single pane with or without storms in any frame type OR double pane metal framed windows in your home, you may qualify for a rebate of up to $2.80 per square foot of glazing. The rebate is available for single-family, multi-family homes AND manufactured homes with primary installed electric heat. Prime window replacements must have a U-Factor of .30 or less. Patio doors must have a U-value of .35 or less. Replacement installation that results in increased window area is not allowed under this program. You must contact Fall River’s Energy Conservation Specialist to have a pre-inspection to determine if you qualify for this rebate.
For an application form, click here for a single family home or manufactured home Window Rebate Single Family or Manufactured Home 10-17
For an application form for a multi-family low rise home, click here Window Rebate Multi Family 10-17
Exterior Door Rebate
Requires a post-inspection
A rebate of $30 is now available for each un-insulated or otherwise substandard exterior door you replace at your home as long as your home is primarily heated by electricity. This rebate is available for manufactured homes and multi-family low rise homes too. Replacement doors MUST be pre-hung Energy Star qualified doors and MUST include replacement of the threshold too.
For an application form, click here Exterior Door Rebate 10-17
Add insulation to your attic, floors, or walls and save money on heating and cooling all year-round. Rebates are available for single-family, manufactured, or multi-family homes with permanently installed electricheat. Rebates are available and vary according to your specific pre-existing conditions. You must contact Fall River’s Conservation Specialist to have a pre-inspection to qualify for this rebate. Find out what your rebate will be with our Weatherization Chart 10-17
For an application form, click here Insulation Rebate 10-17
LED Lighting Rebate
No pre or post-inspection or approval is required
Lighting emitting diodes (LED) lighting differs from incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) in several ways. LED lighting can be more efficient, durable, versatile, and longer lasting than all other lighting options and LEDs come in four different colors.
Fall River Electric will rebate up to $4.00 per LED lamp for Energy Star qualified omnidirectional, reflector, directional or decorative lamps. Fall River will also rebate up to $5.00 for every Energy Star qualified LED Down Light Retrofit Kit purchased.
For application forms, click here
LED Bulb 10-17
LED Downlight Kit 10-17
Electronic Thermostats Rebate
A rebate is now available for single-family, electrically heated (zonal baseboard, ceiling cable or wall mounted)homes that replace bi-metal line voltage thermostats with new line voltage electronic thermostats. The rebate is $15.00 per unit.
For an application form, click here Thermostat Rebate Form 10-17
New for 2018, a rebate of up to $100 is available for Smart thermostats for homes with electric forced-air furnace, air source heat pumps or ground-source heat pumps as the home’s primary heat system. This measure is available for existing or new construction of residential homes but is limited to two thermostats. Smart thermostats may be installed by the homeowner or an HVAC contractor to quality for the rebate. The thermostat used must be one that is listed as a BPA Qualified Product (see the rebate form below for a link to BPA).
For an application form for a Smart thermostat, click here Smart Thermostat Rebate Form 1-18
An incentive of up to $1,000 is available on the purchase of a new Energy Efficient Manufactured home.
The qualifying manufactured home must be electrically heated, new, and be designed constructed, and certified by the Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing program (NEEM).
For an application form, click here Manufactured Home Rebate Form 10-1-17
Ductless Heat Pump Rebate
A rebate of up to $700 is available for new ductless heat pump projects. The ductless heat pump must be installed in a single-family or manufactured home with permanently installed electric zonal heat or electric forced air heat within the Fall River service territory. This rebate requires pre-approval and each home qualifies for only one heatpump rebate. The ductless heat pump must be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications, by the Northwest DHP Project Best Practices Guide, by a contractor who attended a Northwest Ductless Orientation. Find out more about ductless heat pumps at www.goingductless.com.
For an application form, click here Ductless Heat Pump Application Form 10-17
Geothermal (Ground Source) Heat Pump Rebate
A $2,100 rebate is available for new geothermal heat pump projects for new construction or existing* single-family homes with permanently installed electric heat served by Fall River. Ground source heat pump systems must be ENERGY STAR qualified and installed according to the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) specifications available at the time of the installation by a technician certified in PTCS and IGSHPA. This rebate requires pre-approval and only one rebate is available per home.
*For existing homes, only ground source heat pumps replacing an electric forced air furnace, an electric boiler used by hydronic heating, or an air source heat pump.
Air Source Heat Pump Rebate
A rebate is available for air source heat pump projects for new single-family construction or existing single-family homes or existing manufactured homes served by Fall River. New heat pumps must have a Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF) of 9.0 or higher, and a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14.0 or higher. Heat pump installation must adhere to the latest version of the BPA/PTCS Air Source installation standards and must be performed by a PTCS certified technician. Only one heat pump per home qualifies, unless the home has more than 4,500 sq. ft. of heated floor space. If there is more square footage, then the home may qualify for two rebates.
Rebate for heat pump upgrade $350
Rebate for conversion $1,000
For an application form for ANY heat pump rebate click here Heat Pump 10-1-15
It’s only nickels and dimes, but with everyone contributing, it adds up fast.
Fall River Helping Hands relies on donations from members to provide emergency energy assistance to other members who have an immediate and urgent need. It is a fund of last resort.
You can donate to Fall River Helping Hands for as little as 50 cents a month. Combined with the donations of others, your spare change can have a big impact. You can donate in three easy ways:
- Round up your bill to the nearest dollar. For example, if your bill is $73.80, you would pay $74 and the remaining 20 cents would be deposited into the Fall River Helping Hands fund.
- Make a reoccurring monthly donation of any amount.
- Make a one-time donation.
Sign up now to start giving to Fall River Helping Hands.
Fall River Helping Hands is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donations are tax deductible. Donated funds are distributed through the Fall River Helping Hands Board of Directors, made up of community-minded members just like you.
A little change goes a long way when you donate to Fall River Helping Hands.
Helping Hands Application