Tax Credit Reminder – Plan for Your HVAC Upgrade Now

Indoor comfort is a big priority for most people who live or work in Huntsville, TX. Without an efficient air conditioner, life can get downright miserable here for most of the year. Unfortunately, many people settle for only minimal comfort because they assume they can’t afford an HVAC upgrade. If you let another year pass without replacing your old or inefficient air conditioner, we at WA Air Conditioning urge you to take advantage of the 25C Federal Tax Credit before it expires at the end of this year.

HVAC Equipment Eligible for the 25C Federal Tax Credit

On January 4, 2013, President Obama retroactively extended tax credits for specific HVAC equipment that had previously expired on the last day of 2011. The purpose of the 25C Federal Tax Credits is to encourage energy efficiency by making an HVAC upgrade more affordable. To receive the credit, you must have purchased and installed qualifying equipment between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.

A $300 credit is available for:

  • Split system air conditioners with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 16 or higher.
  • Packaged central air conditioner with a SEER of at least 14.
  • Split system electric heat pump with a Heat Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of 8.5 or higher.
  • Packaged electric heat pump with an 8.5 or higher HSPF.
  • Electric water heaters that use a heat pump and have a 2.0 or greater energy factor.
  • Water heaters that use natural gas, oil or propane and have a 0.82 or greater energy factor or a 90 percent or better thermal efficiency rating.

A $150 credit is available for boilers and furnaces that use oil, propane or natural gas and have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of at least 95 percent. The smallest credit available is $50 for an advanced main air circulating fan used with a furnace that is operated by oil, propane or natural gas. No more than two percent of the furnace’s total energy use can come from the fan in order to be eligible for the credit.

Our Bryant Air Conditioners Meet the Tax Credit Requirements

When this federal tax program was first instituted in 2009, the energy efficiency of new air conditioners was not nearly as good as it is today. At WA Air Conditioning, we sell and install Bryant cooling products with a SEER as high as 19. When our skilled HVAC technicians install your new air conditioner, we provide you with a certificate to include with your tax return to ensure that you get the credit. Additionally, we run frequent specials to save you even more money. We offer free a free estimate and consultation to help you in the decision-making process.

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September 3, 2013 5:04 pm