Avista Utilities (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

October 29, 2012


As of November 1, 2012 all Avista natural gas incentive programs in Idaho have been suspended indefinitely. Contact Avista for additional details on incentive offerings.

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 their homes. Offers apply to residential homeowners in Washington and Idaho who heat their homes primarily with Avista electricity or natural gas. Incentives vary depending on technology, and apply to 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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.avistautilities.com/savings/rebates/Pages/WashingtonandIdahoCustomerRebates.aspx
Administrator: Avista Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Building Insulation
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Replacement of Electric Straight Resistance: $750
Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler: $400
Water Heater: $50
Floor and Wall Insulation: $0.50/sq. ft.
Attic and Ceiling Insulation: $0.25/sq. ft.
ENERGY STAR rated homes: $650
Maximum Incentive: Incentives should not exceed 50% of the actual measure cost.
Equipment Requirements: Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler: 90% AFUE or greater
Insulation: new insulation that increases the R-Value by R10 or greater
Other equipment must meet the efficiency requirements on the program website.


Name: Avista Utilities
Address: PO Box 3727
Spokane WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Email: rebates@myavista.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.