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Avista Utilities (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/05/2014
Program Overview:
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Energy Star Homes
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler: $250
Tank Type Water Heater: $20
Tankless Water Heater: $130
Floor Insulation: $0.20/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.25/sq. ft.
Attic and Ceiling Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Windows: $4/sq ft/
ENERGY STAR rated homes: $800-$1000
Replacement of Electric Straight Resistance Space Heat: $900
Replacement of Electric Water Heat: $300
Maximum Incentive:Incentives should not exceed 50% of the actual measure cost
Equipment Requirements:Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler: 90% AFUE or greater
Tank Type Water Heater: .60 EF minimum (50 gallon); .62 EF minimum (40 gallon)
Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater: 0.82 EF minimum
Insulation: New insulation that increases the R-Value by R10 or greater
Windows: .30 U-value maximum
*Must meet the efficiency requirements on the program website
Web Site:

Avista Utilities Home Improvement, New Home Construction, and Energy Star Appliance Rebate programs offer a variety of incentives for residential customers to save energy in homes. Offers apply to residential homeowners in Washington and Idaho who heat homes primarily with Avista electricity or natural gas. Incentives vary depending on technology, and generally apply to both existing and new construction homes. Interested customers should see the web site for more information including individual program requirements, specifications, and all application forms.

A $900 incentive is available for the builder of new construction homes using Avista electric or Avista electric and natural gas that meet the Energy Star Homes criteria and are verified as an Energy Star Home. A $650 incentive is available for homes that have natural gas heat and hot water provided by Avista, but not electric. More information on Energy Star Homes can be found on the program web site.

  Avista Utilities
Customer Service
PO Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Web Site:
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