HVAC Upgrades that Qualify for Tax Credits

HVAC Upgrades that Qualify for Tax CreditsIf you’re considering replacing the heating or cooling equipment in your Broken Arrow home, you may be able to take advantage of federal tax credits when you choose energy efficient models. A knowledgeable local HVAC contractor can give you personalized advice about the specific equipment and efficiency level to best suit your needs and budget that might qualify you for extra savings like:

Tax Credits on Solar Energy Through 2021

Having a solar-ready heat pump or air conditioner installed in your home before December 31, 2021 may qualify you for a federal tax credit of up to nine percent of the equipment’s cost. There’s also an additional credit available on the solar module used to generate electricity for your new HVAC components:

  • Until the end of 2019, the credit is thirty percent of the module cost and installation, with no dollar limit.
  • In 2020, the available credit will be reduced to 26 percent, and for 2021 it drops to 22 percent.

The credits are available for equipment installations in existing and newly-constructed homes that are either principal or second residences (rental property doesn’t qualify).

Prior Tax-Savings on Energy Efficient HVAC Equipment

Through December 31, 2016, the federal government offered tax credits for different types of high-efficiency HVAC systems. They applied to Energy Star-qualified equipment installed in an existing home/principal residence, and the amount varied depending on the equipment type:

  • Central air conditioners, packaged units, heat pumps and ductless mini-split systems qualified for a credit of up to $300.
  • Propane, natural gas and oil furnaces and boilers qualified for a tax savings of up to $150.
  • Geothermal heat pumps qualified for a credit of 30 percent of the cost, with no upper limit.

While the above-mentioned tax-saving credits have expired, they could be reinstated at some point in the future, so it’s worthwhile checking for available credit updates on the federal government’s Energy Star program website.

If you’re thinking about upgrading to new energy-efficient HVAC equipment for your Broken Arrow home and you’d like to explore your options or learn whether there are tax credits available, contact us at Air Assurance.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC upgrades and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273. 

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