25C Tax Credits – How to Save Big on Energy Efficient Heating and Air

No one can dispute that energy efficient air conditioning and heating saves people money. However, many people in Omaha TX may have delayed making the upgrade due to concerns about upfront costs. If this describes your situation, then Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing has good news for you. On January 4, 2013, Congress extended the 25C Federal Tax Credits for taxpayers who choose to install high efficiency HVAC equipment and water heaters. The 25C Tax Credits had previously expired on December 31, 2011. The legislation retroactively provides tax credits for qualifying equipment purchased any time during 2012. The final deadline to take the credits has been extended to December 31, 2013.

Energy Efficient Air Conditioning and Heating Products from Bryant

Bryant is a well-known and trusted name in the HVAC manufacturing industry. We are proud of our association with Bryant as a factory authorized dealer. If you are considering having new HVAC equipment installed, we are available to assist you with the decision making process. It is important to consider energy efficiency ratings to ensure the best performance for the next 15 to 20 years. Our furnaces have Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings higher than 95 percent. Many of the Bryant air conditioners that we sell have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) greater than 20. High energy efficiency ratings are required in order to claim the 25C Tax Credits.

Products Eligible for a Tax Credit

Since these tax credits were passed in 2009, your equipment is only required to meet the highest energy efficiency rating that was in place at that time.

  • For central air conditioning units with a split system, the minimum SEER requirement is 16. The minimum SEER is lowered to 14 for packaged central air conditioning.
  • Heat pumps are rated for energy efficiency based on the Heat Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). To earn a tax credit, electric heat pumps with a split system need to have a HSPF of at least 8.5. Packaged electric heat pumps need an 8.0 HSPF. These items are all eligible for a $300 tax credit.
  • You may receive up to a $150 tax credit on furnaces and boilers with an AFUE of 95 percent or greater. The unit must use oil, natural gas or propane. An additional $50 credit is available for installing an advanced main air circulating fan with the furnace. The fan can’t make up more than two percent of the furnace’s total energy use.
  • Water heaters are eligible for a $300 tax credit under certain circumstances. They must use natural gas, oil or propane and have a thermal efficiency rating greater than 90 percent. Electric heat pump water heaters are also eligible for the credit, provided they have a 2.0 or higher energy factor.

As you can see, you can select from one of numerous options and still take the credit. If you’re ready to receive a free estimate for parts and labor in Omaha TX, feel free to contact Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing at your convenience.

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