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

For many homeowners, there always seems to be a large list of house projects that they would like to complete or new ideas they’d like to attempt. While several may not be required, buying a new heat pump is one task that could be vital to keeping your indoor space comfortable throughout the chillier months in Anaheim.

Purchasing a new heat pump is a sizeable investment. You’ll absolutely realize the return-on-investment on your indoor comfort as well as your utility costs, but it might be a tad overwhelming at first. The good news is that when you pick 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 extended through December 31, 2020. In order to obtain the tax credit, you must select a heat pump that has gotten the ENERGY STAR label. When researching heat pumps, keep an eye out for products with the ENERGY STAR rating so you can be certain you’re choosing a high-efficiency heat pump.

At Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., our team will help you find a solution that fits your needs and ensures you qualify for this tax credit. While ENERGY STAR products indicate high efficiency, you’ll need 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


This tax credit is not going to be the only savings you’ll find when you buy a new high-efficiency heat pump. Several of the most efficient models can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy bills throughout the year. And you’ll also have greater confidence in your HVAC system to maintain your indoor space at just the right temp.

If you come across questions concerning your eligibility for a tax credit, or if there are additional local savings you could be eligible for by installing a new high-efficiency heat pump, give our pros at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. a call at 714-453-4711. You could also visit ENERGY STAR or call your local utility establishment if you have questions about other eligible home products.

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