After the big money being offered by the government for high efficiency systems over the last few years, we’ve spent most of this year resetting expectations with customers. Unfortunately, we’ve been hearing that many competitors have been over-promising the amounts available for high efficiency systems.
The absolutely facts of the situation as we head into the winter months are this according to the Federal Energy Star website:
– Gas Furnaces of 95% efficiency or greater are eligible for a tax credit of up to $150
– Heat Pumps with a SEER (Season Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of 15 or greater are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $300.
Your HVAC contractor should be able to provide you with a certified document from the AHRI, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, that the exact model equipment meets the tax credit requirements. The IRS is looking at these claims far more closely, so as a customer you should make sure you have this documentation.
Outside of the Federal Tax Credits, you may find some local incentives from companies like Citizens Gas and Duke Energy. Take a look at their websites for specific rebates available.
And, always feel free to call us with any questions.