For Your Home: Insulation & Windows

Residential Weatherization Program

Idaho Falls Power provides rebates and zero-interest loans for the installation of windows, insulated doors, and insulation in single family, multifamily, and mobile homes. To participate in our insulation program, your home must first receive a free energy consultation. During the consultation, an IFP representative will evaluate your insulation and windows, provide written recommendations for energy efficiency improvements, and provide you an estimate on your qualifying rebate amount.

The insulation program is offered to qualifying residential electric heat customers only. The program is available to owner-occupied homes and rental units with the owners signed permission. Mobile homes qualify for limited measures under this program.

Requirements

  • The residence must receive its electricity service from Idaho Falls Power.
  • The residence must have permanently installed electric heat.
  • An energy consultation must be performed on the residence by Energy Services personnel prior to the purchase and/or installation of an the weatherization measure for that measure to be eligible for financing or rebate.

Incentive Offerings, Attic Insulation

Home Type Incentive Amount
Single Family Contact IFP. Incentives depend on existing & new insulation levels
Multifamily Contact IFP. Incentives depend on existing & new insulation levels
Mobile Home Contact IFP. Incentives depend on existing & new insulation levels

Loan Offerings

Qualifying customers may receive a zero-interest loan (up to $5, 000) in-lieu of a rebate for this measure. Loans are only provided to customers who have 12 months of utility payment history with the City of Idaho Fall and have no late payments with the City in the last 12 months. For more information about the loan program, please call Idaho Falls.

Incentive Offerings, Windows

Home Type Incentive Amount
Single Family $5.40 to $7.20 per square foot
Multifamily $10.80 to $14.40 per square foot
Mobile Home $5.40 to $7.20 per square foot

To qualify for the window program, existing windows must be single pane with a wood frame, single pane with an aluminum frame, or double pane with an aluminum frame. Replacement windows must have a U factor no greater than 0.30.

Loan Offerings

Qualifying customers may receive a zero-interest loan, up to $5, 000 in-lieu of a rebate for this measure. Loans are only provided to customers who have 12 months of utility payment history with the City of Idaho Fall and have no late payments with the City in the last 12 months. For more information about the loan program, please call Idaho Falls.

Incentive Offerings, Floor Insulation

Home Type Incentive Amount
Single Family Contact IFP. Incentives depend on existing & new insulation levels
Multifamily Contact IFP. Incentives depend on existing & new insulation levels
Mobile Home Contact IFP. Incentives depend on existing & new insulation levels

Loan Offerings

Qualifying customers may receive a zero-interest loan (up to $5, 000) in-lieu of a rebate for this measure. Loans are only provided to customers who have 12 months of utility payment history with the City of Idaho Fall and have no late payments with the City in the last 12 months. For more information about the loan program, please call Idaho Falls.

Incentive Offerings, Wall Insulation

*qualifying homes must have no existing wall insulation
Home Type Incentive Amount
Single Family Contact IFP. Incentives depend on square footage of installed insulation
Multifamily Contact IFP. Incentives depend on sqaure footage of installed insulation
Mobile Home Contact IFP. Incentives depend on square footage of installed insulation

Loan Offerings

Qualifying customers may receive a zero-interest loan (up to $5, 000) in-lieu of a rebate for this measure. Loans are only provided to customers who have 12 months of utility payment history with the City of Idaho Fall and have no late payments with the City in the last 12 months. For more information about the loan program, please call Idaho Falls.

Loan Qualifications

Only available to customers with a good payment history with City utilities and services (i.e. no outstanding current balance, no disconnects for nonpayment, no delinquencies). Must have minimum of one year payment history with utility. Must have building owner's signed permission to participate.

Loan Terms

  • No interest
  • Up to 60 months to repay
  • $25 administration charge
  • $100 minimum loan amount
  • $5,000 maximum loan amount

If applicant moves, ownership changes, or nonpayment occurs for three months, any remaining balance will be immediately due and payable. Should the account become delinquent, it will be subject to disconnection of electric service.

Loan Procedures

After the home energy consultation is complete, you are encouraged to install recommended measures as soon as possible. You may either hire a contractor or do the work yourself.

If you hire a contractor, complete the following steps after the consultation:

  • Determine the recommended energy conservation measures you wish to complete, select contractors from the City's approved installers list, and secure bids for the work (two recommended)
  • Contact the IFP to arrange for a bid review, final determination of financing, and a Notice to Proceed
  • Notify the installer to complete the work
  • Contact the IFP when work is completed and schedule an inspection
  • Payment is then made to the contractor for the allowable amount. It is the customer's responsibility to pay contractor any remaining balance that exceeds the limits of the loan
  • The amount paid to the contractor will be added to the customer's utility bill and will be payable in equal monthly installments. The monthly charge will appear as a separate line item on the utility bill and payment can be submitted with the regular utility payment