Can I get a tax credit for my new heat pump?

For a lot of homeowners, there typically seems to be a large list of house projects that they want to get done or new ideas they’d like to try. While some may not be necessary, buying a new heat pump is a project that could be vital to keeping your house comfortable during the colder months in Laguna Niguel.

Selecting a new heat pump is a large investment. You’ll definitely notice the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort in addition to your monthly bills, but it may be a little intimidating at first. The good news is that when you pick a new energy-efficient heat pump, you may be approved for a federal tax credit.

According to ENERGY STAR®, the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credits were prolonged through December 31, 2020. In order to get the tax credit, you must purchase a heat pump that has received the ENERGY STAR label. When browsing for heat pumps, watch for solutions with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be confident you’re selecting a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating , our experts help you identify a solution that meets your needs and ensures you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products designate high efficiency, you should confirm the heat pump you pick has the following requirements.

For Split Systems:

  • Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF): 8.5 or higher
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER): 12.5 or higher
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER): 15 or higher


For Package Systems:

  • HSPF: 8 or higher
  • EER: 12 or higher
  • SEER: 14 or higher


This tax credit won’t be the only savings you’ll receive when you buy a new high-efficiency heat pump. Some of the most efficient models can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy bills throughout the year. And the family will also have more confidence in your HVAC system to keep your house at just the right comfort level.

If you think of questions concerning your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are further local savings you might be eligible for by purchasing a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our team at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 949-525-9119. You may also visit ENERGY STAR or contact your local utility company if you have questions about other eligible home products.

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