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

For many families, there typically seems to be a long list of home tasks that they would like to complete or new ideas they’d like to do. While several may not be required, buying a new heat pump is a task that could be vital to keeping your home comfortable during the cooler months in Cape Coral.

Getting a new heat pump is a large investment. You’ll certainly realize the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort as well as your monthly bills, but it may be a little daunting at first. The good news is that when you buy a new energy-efficient heat pump, you may be qualified for a federal tax credit.

According to ENERGY STAR®, the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credits were pushed through December 31, 2020. In order to obtain the tax credit, you must purchase a heat pump that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. When shopping for heat pumps, keep an eye out for products with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be sure you’re getting a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Comfort Zone Inc, our team will help you select a solution that fits your needs and ensures you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products signify high efficiency, it’s important to confirm the heat pump you choose 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


Taking advantage of this opportunity won’t be the only savings you’ll find when you purchase a new high-efficiency heat pump. Several of the most efficient models can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy costs all year long. And your household will also have greater confidence in your HVAC system to keep your house at just the right temperature.

If you think of questions regarding your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are other local savings you may be eligible for by installing a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our pros at Comfort Zone Inc a call at 239-214-0411. You can also visit ENERGY STAR or reach out to your local utility organization if you have questions about other eligible home products.

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