25C Tax Credit: What Ratings do My HVAC Upgrades Need?Back to Blog
The Reinstatement of the 25C Residential Government Tax Credit
Everyone is trying the recall the details of 25C government tax credit that last expired in 2011 since its recent reinstatement. With a quick primer, you’ll have all the details on everything you need to know about the energy efficient upgrades needed to qualify. Homeowners may claim a tax credit for up to 10 percent of energy efficient retrofits to their HVAC systems with a maximum of $500. However, the amount you may claim for each retrofit or new equipment installed has individual caps.
The Details of Qualifying HVAC Equipment
Depending on your eligibility and specific tax situation, the installation of a high efficiency hot water heater, heat pump or central air conditioner qualifies you for tax credits up to 10 percent of the costs with a limit of $300. Taxpayers may also qualify with the installation of a hot water boiler or furnace. With these high efficiency HVAC products, you can qualify for tax credits equal to 10 percent of the cost with a cap of $150. A tax credit for installing these systems with an advanced main air circulating fan gives you an additional 10 percent tax credit with a $50 limit. Specifically, the advanced main air circulating fan must use less than two percent of the furnace’s total energy.
What ratings do you need on your HVAC equipment in Macon, GA, order to qualify for the federal tax credits? Split system central air conditioners must meet a minimum of 13 EER and 16 SEER. Package system central air conditioners must have at least 12 EER and 14 SEER. Air source heat pumps must meet or exceed 8.5 HSPF, 12.5 EER and 15 SEER. If the heat pump system is packaged, the requirements are 8 HSPF, 12 EER and 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. Oil hot water boilers, propane hot water boilers, natural gas furnaces, propane furnaces and oil furnaces must have a minimum of 95 AFUE.
At Conditioned Air, we carry and install all of the energy efficient HVAC systems. Not only will you qualify for the reinstated tax credits with high MERV, AFUE and HSPF ratings, you’ll also enjoy ultimate comfort in your home. We’re a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and have the latest state-of-the-art HVAC equipment for all of our valued customers. If you’re seeking to upgrade your home’s HVAC system, be sure to call us for a free in-home quote.