Six words that may bring comfort to you in this Cincinnati summer: the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit.
This is a federal I.R.S. personal tax credit which applies to air conditioners purchased before December 31, 2016, and it was renewed by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of December 2015. The rebate amount of this credit varies, and can be up to $500. These improvements need to be on the taxpayer’s primary residence, though, not on a rental property.
Tax Rebates: $300 Rebate / $50 Credit
If you buy a new Central Air Conditioner that is on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s highest efficiency tier, you can get a $300 rebate on your taxes. If you replace your main air circulating fan with an advanced, energy-efficient fan, that can give you a $50 credit.
If you bought an Energy Star-approved AC unit in 2015, you can use this tax credit retroactively for that purchase as well. Check EnergyStar.gov for details.
More HVAC Efficiency Tax Credits
There are other tax credits for insulation, roofs, non-solar water heaters, windows, doors, skylights, furnaces, fans, and hot water boilers as well. And, of course, even heftier credits for solar energy systems, small residential wind turbines, fuel cells, and geothermal heat pumps – 30% of the cost, with no upper limit.
These I.R.S. tax credits are currently set to expire at the end of 2016, so now may be a smart time to upgrade your home and reap those benefits.
Check With A Tax Professional
Please consult with a professional tax expert, a financial planner, or the I.R.S. themselves, as this post is merely intended as information, not as a substitute for expert advice.
When considering HVAC Replacement in Cincinnati, understanding these tax implications can make a sizable impact on your deductions. For more information, contact the HVAC professionals at Pinnacle Air Solutions at 513.984.HEAT (4328), or use the contact form below.