Furnace & Water Heater Safety & Efficiency Programs

Energy Share administers two programs funded by Energy West and MDU for their customers who have unsafe furnaces or water heaters.   We have the appliance examined and either repair it if possible, or replace it with an Energy Star appliance if necessary.

If you are a customer of either Energy West or Montana-Dakota Utilities, and you live in one of the counties shown below in yellow, you can contact the appropriate Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) on the list below the map to ask about applying for the Furnace and Water Heater Safety and Efficiency Program.

(To see if your area qualifies for this program, click here.)


Action for Eastern Montana

2030 N. Merrill, P.O. Box 1309, Glendive, MT 59330

377-3564 or 1-800-227-0703

Serves the following counties: Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Treasure, Valley, Wibaux


Opportunities Inc.

905 First Avenue N., PO Box 2289, Great Falls, MT 59403

761-0310 or 1-800-326-0955

Serves the following counties: Cascade, Chouteau, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole


District 7 HRDC

7 North 31st, PO Box 2016, Billings, MT 59103

247-4778 or 1-800-433-1411

Serves the following counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Yellowstone


Refrigerator and Water Heater Replacement Program:

For income-qualified senior citizens and disabled people who own their home, Energy Share may replace old, inefficient refrigerators with cost-effective new refrigerators. We may also replace water heaters in certain circumstances where no other program funding is available.